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BMT Physiotherapy Technician - UHW

Band 4

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001-ACS185-1120
Site
University Hospital of Wales
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
26/11/2020 23:59

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

 

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

 

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

 

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

 

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


 

Physiotherapy Technician - Band 4 BMT & Haem

Are you interested in a new and exciting role working with teenagers, young adults and adults with haematological malignancies and conditions? The Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) physiotherapy service at the University Hospital of Wales are seeking a motivated Band 4 Physiotherapy Technician to join the team.

The BMT service at the University Hospital of Wales is a regional centre offering transplants for many patients with haematological conditions and malignancies. The physiotherapy team are involved in the care of any patients under this service throughout their journey; from prior to their transplant, during their admission for transplant and any subsequent admissions with complications, to survivorship following transplant. Physiotherapy input aims to minimise the impact and complications of treatment to enhance patients’ health, wellbeing and quality of life and ultimately enable patients to return to their full independence where possible.

The post holder will work closely with the Specialist Physiotherapist to provide highly specialised care. This will involve working with inpatients on the haematology ward, blood and marrow transplant unit and the teenage cancer unit and will also have an outpatient component. The postholder, in conjunction with the physiotherapist, will be responsible for the running of group sessions for patients, with the emphasis on increasing physical activity and fitness levels as well as one-to-one input, either face-to-face or virtually, as appropriate.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills and be able to motivate and encourage a wide range of patients to engage in physical activity/exercise. As the role will cover both inpatient and outpatient care, having a good understanding and/or previous experience of ward working and the role of physiotherapy is required. Previous experience of working with cancer patients and understanding the impact of cancer and its treatment, as well as experience of running exercise classes are desirable qualities for this post.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 26th November 2020

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nancy Maisey, Principal Physiotherapist: Admission Avoidance & Medical Rehabilitation. nancy.maisey@wales.nhs.uk