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Complementary Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Macmillan Support and Information Centre
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
309-SCB724-SA
Site
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£26,554 - £34,495 per annum inclusive pro rata
Closing
25/06/2018 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. 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.

In NHS staff survey results, 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”.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a thriving and developing complementary therapy service within a cancer care setting.

Our complementary therapy service, based in the Macmillan Cancer Centre, provides complementary therapies to out-patients in our purpose built therapy rooms, to day-care and ambulatory care patients while they are receiving chemotherapy and other treatments and to in-patients on the hospital wards.

Complementary therapies can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of our patients and their families. They can 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.

The complementary therapy team provide sessions of aromatherapy, reflexology, massage, Reiki and relaxation to individuals and also contribute to patient support groups and well-being days, deliver teaching sessions to staff and patients, and work with the charities supporting the service. As a team we are proud of our well-established service that is an integrated and well-recognised part of the wider multi-disciplinary team, our commitment to providing an excellent service and to evaluating the impact of our service, and to ensuring that as many patients as possible can benefit from it.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ceris Fender-Reid ceris.fender-reid@nhs.net