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UCLH Complementary Therapy Volunteer

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Main area
Voluntary
Grade
Voluntary
Contract
One 3-4hr session a week for 12 months
Hours
Minimum 3 Hours:10am-5pm Weekdays
Job ref
2018-UCHCOMPTHER
Town
London
Salary
Voluntary
Closing
01/03/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

We are looking for experienced therapists whom are able to deliver massage/reflexology/aromatherapy sessions to make a difference to our patients.

Complementary therapies can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of patients and their carers. They can provide a way to interact with patients, help reduce stress and anxiety, enable people to cope better with illness and pain control and relieve some of the symptoms or side effects of their treatments.

Volunteers can deliver sessions either to patients who have specifically requested a session or proactively offer their services on the wards. The service is available to patients and their carers. Therapists may either be based in specific areas/wards where they would have a specific line manager, or managed directly by the Volunteer Services Lead. Volunteers must be professionally qualified and have significant experience of delivering sessions in a healthcare setting

Please note that the following is required for us to be able to process your application for this role:
a.To have studied and qualified in aromatherapy, massage, reflexology or reiki at a recognised college/school (ITEC equivalent) and have been practicing your therapies for at least a year. Registration with CNHC is desirable.
b.Experience of delivering therapies in a health care setting and a clear understanding of what this entails.

*NB we also offer Reiki to patients, but as demand can be fairly low we also ask that volunteers are qualified in other types of therapy.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shana de Silva
Volunteer Services Coordinator

020 344 79828

If you have problems applying, contact

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02034479828