Location: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre (WoSCC) AHP service as a Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist. This predominantly inpatient based service provides high quality person-centred care to people undergoing cancer treatment. The post-holder will take responsibility for a complex clinical caseload incorporating patient assessment, treatment and discharge from care, working within multi-professional teams to ensure co-ordinated care for patients. The post-holder will also be required to provide the training, education and supervision of physiotherapy staff and students. They should be able to demonstrate a self-motivated and dynamic approach, high professional commitment, a strong team-work ethic, and have previous experience of audit and service development. The post holder will be responsible to lead on the audit, evaluation and continuous development of the service. A minimum of 3 years post graduate experience is required for this post. You must have a Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy with current HCPC registration. Informal enquiries to: Jennifer Cameron (AHP Team Lead) 0141 301 7004 Jennifer.Cameron@ggc.scot.nhs.uk NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.
Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs, found through the link below.
Job closing date: 05/10/2022
Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)
Employment type: Permanent
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Hours of work: 37.5
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
The shift pattern for this post is 5/7
Advances in cancer detection and treatment have resulted in a steady increase in the number of people surviving cancer in the UK. By 2040, more than five million people may be living with acute, chronic or late-appearing consequences of cancer and its treatments. There is a high prevalence of unmet rehabilitation needs in the cancer population, yet many of these side effects, e.g. pain, fatigue, limited range of movement, lymphoedema and peripheral neuropathy, can be effectively treated with physiotherapy. The development of skilled rehabilitation physiotherapists in private practice is essential for providing high-quality cancer rehabilitation.
Professor Campbell was invited to write an article for InTouch, the magazine for members of Physio First. Physio First is a specialist professional network, representing self-employed physiotherapists working in the independent sector.
The article, titled “Working with cancer patients during prehabilitation, rehabilitation and with specific cancer treatment related side effects” can be downloaded below.
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