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Band 6
9 months (Fixed term / secondment to 31 March 2025)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Employer type
Dewi Sant Hospital
£35,922 - £43,257 per annum
Salary period
25/06/2024 23:59

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Lymphoedema Practitioner

Band 6

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000.  We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons.

Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg is a Living Wage Employer.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.

Please be advised that there is a temporary top up for Bands 1,2 and 3 to reflect the incorporation of the top up to the  living wage of £12 per hour - £23,465 per annum. This temporary top up will be in place until  the annual pay uplift for 2024/25 is confirmed

Job overview

The Lymphoedema Practitioner will act as an expert resource within the hosted service providing specialist advice regarding the clinical management of individuals presenting with Lymphoedema.


This post is fixed term/secondment until 31/03/2025 due to cover the needs of the service.

If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

Main duties of the job

Take delegated responsibility from the Lymphoedema Lead Specialist for managing patients, within a variety of settings, with lymphoedema and be responsible for providing clinical assessment and treatment plans for these patients.

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


Working for our organisation

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family.  Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • A Registered General Nurse or Registered Allied Health Care Professional
  • Lymphoedema Management qualification to Diploma Level or willingness to work towards
  • Post Registration training in Lymphoedema Management, Dermatology, Tissue Viability, Chronic Oedema and Wound Management
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Specialist knowledge of chronic oedema/ wound management
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the legislative and policy framework underpinning the delivery of an “Out of Hospital” model of care, e.g. Setting the Direction
  • Knowledge of the National Service Frameworks
  • Knowledge of NICE Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Audit and Research
  • Knowledge of Adult Protection and Child Protection policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and it’s application in practice
  • Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Procedures and it’s application in practice
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group
  • Clinical Educator training
  • Community Nurse Prescriber V150
  • Knowledge of audit techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of aspects of staff/people management procedures and skills


Essential criteria
  • Substantial post registration clinical experience supported by evidence of ongoing professional development (to include experience in chronic oedema/oncology/community/rehab or equivalent)
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and teaching other disciplines within the clinical field with supporting evidence of involvement in teaching/presentation sessions
  • Evidence of assisting in the planning and developing of an existing service.
  • Experience of undertaking research and audit activity
Desirable criteria
  • Participation in staff recruitment process
  • Experience of presenting to a range of audiences
  • Experience of leadership
  • Patient group activity
  • Experience of working within the Primary/Community setting

Aptitude and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Organisational, interpersonal and operational skills needed for post, for example:- Supervision of staff and other resources Organisational and time management skills Excellent verbal communication skills with staff, patients, relatives and other members of the Primary Care Team and Multidisciplinary Teams Ability to prioritise and problem solve Presentation skills
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh Critical appraisal skills Presentation skills Evidence of involvement in audit or research Analysis of statistical information Ability to be flexible and innovative in an evolving environment

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Age positiveStop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerHyderus o ran anabledd crflogwrAccredited Living Wage EmployerWelsh logo for Armed Force Bronze Award for Cym Taf UHBAccredited Living Wage EmployerCore principlesPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Fishbourne
Job title
Clinical Lead Specialist Nurse CTMUHB
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07974 575559
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