Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist/Therapist.

St Margaret's Somerset Hospice


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Job summary

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team as a lymphoedema nurse specialist/therapist. 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 oncology nurse specialists to monitor patients at high risk of developing lymphoedema, providing education and early detection to improve outcome. We provide a wide range of treatments including compression therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, laser therapy, kineseotaping and exercise groups.

St Margaret’s philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do and we expect staff to uphold our values at all times and fulfill our commitment to providing excellent specialist palliative care for patients and support to their families. We go to great lengths to recruit the right people. We want people with a positive attitude who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to but because they are passionate about working for St Margaret’s.

Main duties of the job

The role of lymphoedema nurse specialist/therapist is to provide specialist care and expertise in lymphoedema management for all patients referred to the lymphoedema service, undertaking assessment, diagnosis, and formulation of lymphoedema treatment plans.

To provide specialist advice and education on all aspects of lymphoedema management for patients, carers, relatives and health care professionals

About us

In return we offer a rewarding role in a stimulating and positive working environment, with active support for training and opportunities to develop new skills, while knowing that you are helping to make each day count for individuals and families in Somerset.

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 and free 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family offering:

- Counselling

- Support

- Legal, Financial and Medical Information and Advice

- A Vitality & Wellbeing health portal

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details on job role, responsibilities and person specification.

Person Specification



  • First Level registration or professional qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

St Margaret's Somerset Hospice


Heron Drive




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For questions about the job, contact:

Ali Batchelor


Date posted

16 November 2021

Pay scheme



£36,007.48 a year Depending on Experience



Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Heron Drive




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Saturday: 9am to 3pm

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