Health Play Specialist - Women's and Children's Services

Band 5

Main area
Division E - Women's and Children's Services
Band 5
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E
£22,128 to £28,746 p.a. pro rata
22/02/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

As a Health Play Specialist in Children's Services, you will be joining a diverse and stimulating multidisciplinary team. Our work is wide ranging and we are well respected both locally and as a regional specialist treatment centre. We provide excellent care across medical and surgical specialities. Our ethos of child centred care and multi-professional collaboration drives our service, alongside a commitment to family focused teamwork.

The Oncology and Haematology Paediatric Day Unit (PDU) provides care for children from birth to 16 years attending for diagnostic and treatment appointments.

The health play team on the PDU offer play opportunities and therapeutic play activities in the waiting areas, treatment rooms and community settings. As valued members of the multi-disciplinary team, Health Play Specialists respond to referrals and support children and families to cope with their hospital experiences.

You will be Health Play Specialist Education Trust qualified (HPSET), hold a HPSET registration and have excellent therapeutic play and communication skills, with the ability to work autonomously and with other members of the play team and MDT.

Establishing effective verbal and written communication with the children and families and all members of the multidisciplinary team is pivotal to the overall care of oncology and haematology children.

We believe in supporting our patients, their families and our staff, so we offer a diverse range of dedicated paediatric psycho-social and clinical support services.

We value our staff highly and have a well-developed practice development team to support you. This includes Clinical Practice Facilitators, Research Nurses, Nurse Specialists and Consultants. We actively encourage our staff to develop and offer opportunities to extend skills and experience.

If you are enthusiastic and passionate about play, are able to build good relationships with children, young people, families and the people you work with and have the ability to travel during the working day then we would like to hear from you.

Interviews are due to be held on 21st March 2018.

This post is due to close on 22nd February 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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