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Job Advert - St. Margaret’S - Lymphoedema Keyworker (Rn, Ot Or Physio)

Dec 05, 2017



St. Margaret’s Hospice is the leading provider of end of life services in Somerset. Our track record of investing in high quality and caring support means we are one of the UK’s largest Hospices.

We deliver care for over 3,200 people each year who face a life limiting illness. Only 25% of our costs are supported by the NHS. The rest is provided by charitable income through our fundraising, our shops and from donations. Our pioneering services depend upon the best people who can innovate and provide the best care possible for patients and their families.

Our Values:

We are patient-centred, compassionate, respectful, brave, self-aware, informed and driven

Lymphoedema keyworker (RN, OT or Physio)


18.5 hours per week available

£13,713 per annum

based on a full time salary of £27,426 per annum

Are you registered nurse, occupational therapist or physiotherapist who believes in our values and wants to make a positive difference by working with an innovative and respected organisation?

Due an expansion of our highly regarded lymphoedema service, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team as a lymphoedema keyworker. Working predominantly at our Yeovil site, the role involves some cross site working.

Our team provides patient-focused care to patients with lymphoedema throughout Somerset, regardless of cause. This includes patients with primary or secondary lymphoedema as well as those with advanced disease. We also work closely with the breast care department to monitor patients at risk of developing lymphoedema. We provide a wide range of services including exercise groups.

The successful applicant will be providing patient-focused care to patients with mild to moderate chronic oedema in Somerset and full training will be provided. Applicants should have first level registration or professional qualification, with demonstrable relevant post-registration experience. Community or outpatient experience is desirable but not essential, along with experience in Doppler assessment, compression hosiery and below knee short stretch bandaging.

In return we offer a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, the opportunity to develop new skills, and the satisfaction of being an integral part of the St. Margaret’s team helping make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset. Some of the benefits we provide include:

  • The opportunity to remain in NHS pension scheme if already contributing (or have been within last 12 months). Alternatively you can join the Hospice pension plan.
  • Recognising your continuous service date for holiday entitlement when you join the Hospice directly from the NHS or another hospice.
  • Free car parking.
  • Confidential free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme:

o Counselling

o Support

o Information and Advice

o Vitality wellbeing health promotions

Closing Date 18 December 2017

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