Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner - London

St George’s University Hospitals
London (Greater)
£31,562 - £41,630/Year
02 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Lymphoedema Service, Dept of Dermatology, Specialist MedicineGrade
Band 6Contract
22.5 hrs per weekJob ref

St Georges HospitalTown
£31,562 - £41,630 pa pro rata incClosing
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St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Practitioner : Band 6Part-time (22.5 hours)An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Lymphoedema Service at St George’s Hospital in London. This is an opportunity to work with Professor Peter Mortimer and Dr Kristiana Gordon, in an internationally renowned Lymphoedema service regarding research, diagnostics, treatments and management of all types of lymphoedema; to patients from around the United Kingdom and beyond.We are looking for a MLD therapist who has commitment to this specialist area and wants to expand their knowledge and skills to treat a wide range of primary and secondary lymphoedemas within a large, dynamic, multi-professional team.Clinical experience in Lymphoedema care is preferred, however this post can be offered as a developmental role if a candidate with the desired level of enthusiasm, commitment and complementary clinical skills feels they would like to specialise in Lymphoedema care. However you will be expected to already hold a valid certificate in a recognised form of lymphoedema massage and bandaging technique i.e. Foldi, Casley-Smith, Vodder or Leduc. MLD UK registration is required. Core competencies are assessed and evaluated and full training and support will be given in order to fulfil the requirements of the post. It is expected that the post holder will want to develop professionally in this role.The post is based in an acute hospital setting delivering in-patient and out-patient care. The Service is progressive, forward thinking and dynamic and is committed to ongoing training and support and development of all team members.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below. Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:- The machine readable zone - An ultra violet image - An infra red imageAs part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.