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COVID-19 Vacancy Macmillan Principal AHP for Cancer Services

Band 8a

Main area
Therapies
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001-AHP168-0822
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
CAV UHB
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/08/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an innovative and strategically minded individual to work with the lead Macmillan nurse and wider multidisciplinary team to   participate in the development and evaluation of Cardiff and Vale Oncology services and to foster a co -ordinated and responsive approach to treatment.  The postholder will be responsible for the strategic direction, clinical delivery   and leadership of the Prepare Well Cancer team and will establish professional links with the forthcoming Acute Oncology service to be launched this year.

The role will ensure high quality, safe care and will support the development of clinical pathways through expert knowledge, clinical leadership and education.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to support the delivery of service implementation, development and innovation reporting into the Prehab2Rehab and Live Well Improvement Programmes.  

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and influencing skills, extensive experience of working across a broad range of services and will have worked successfully with other professionals and patients.

Cardiff and Vale UHB is a great place to work.  Therapies have a strong and coherent identity working closely together to deliver the therapy strategy.  We are highly committed to the development of our workforce and our services.  We actively support CPD and talent management and the post holder will lead service improvement and be involved in research.

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

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.  Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in therapy
  • H.C.P.C. Registration
  • Evidence of Master’s degree or relevant higher-level qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of relevant professional body

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience in a therapy position at senior level in cancer
  • Evidence of leading a clinical team and assisting in the planning and development of an existing service.
Desirable criteria
  • Involvement in change management
  • Published work

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the field of cancer
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate with healthcare professionals and the public
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research
Desirable criteria
  • Research methodology
  • Competent IMT skills

Special Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Specialist therapy knowledge in the field of cancer.
  • Evidence of formal leadership training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Judyth Jenkins
Job title
Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Service
Email address
judyth.jenkins@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02921 843748
Additional information