Working in a specialist cancer centre provides many wonderful opportunities for professional and personal development. Our team of physiotherapists and therapy assistants provide physiotherapy assessment and treatment for inpatients and outpatients receiving cancer treatment at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

You will provide holistic care within a dedicated and supportive multi-disciplinary team working with all solid tumour groups, haemato-oncology (blood cancer), Teenage and Young Adult, and Enhanced Supportive Care services. 

Our roles

As part of our team you will:

  • Assess, plan and carry out treatments
  • Provide advice, equipment and information, and
  • Assist in timely discharge planning within a framework of individualised patient goal setting 

Our physiotherapy team are based at our 11-storey specialist cancer hospital next door to The Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Our location brings experts from different hospitals, the university and key research partners together on one site. 

The majority of your caseload will be people on our inpatient wards. You will see a diverse range of patients including general rehabilitation, neurology, respiratory, orthopaedic and metastatic spinal cord compression. 

We have a varied and specialist caseload so we provide comprehensive induction, support and training so you know you have the skills and competencies to fulfil your role with confidence. 

After a period of induction and clinical competency with our inpatient wards, you will be supported to develop specialist skills in late effects and scar therapy. This will equip you to carry a specialist oncology outpatient caseload which might be at one of our other sites.

The majority of your role will be supporting our patients to live well, with and beyond cancer. This is a workplace that thrives on positivity and we are passionate about giving our patients the best possible care. 

There will be elements of palliative and end of life care within the role. This can be hugely rewarding but equally requires advanced communication skills and emotional resilience, we will support you to cultivate these skills.

Team support and clinical supervision

We are a team who nurture a culture of peer support, learning, respect and responsibility as we understand that this can be a challenging working environment. 

To support the team we have informal supervision via daily safety huddles where we discuss our caseload, share best practice and can ask our colleagues for help and advice with complex cases. 

We encourage team members to reflect regularly and be open and honest with how they are feeling. We respect each other’s experience and skillset and you will be an equal and valued member of the team.

You will be assigned a named clinical supervisor for regular 1:1 clinical supervision. 

We also encourage team members to attend bimonthly group peer clinical supervision sessions and Schwartz Rounds – and we support your ongoing continued professional development with a wonderful Clinical Education and Learning and Development Team.

Returning to practice 

We would be happy to support ‘return to practice’ placements with a view to recruitment. Find out more about returning to practice:

Returning to practice (HCPC)

Return to practice as a physiotherapist (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

Further information

Contact the team to discuss a physiotherapy career at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre:

Clinical education at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre