Complementary Therapist

You would be providing a qualified complementary therapy service, whilst maintaining the dignity and integrity of St Luke’s Hospice and honouring confidential information. 


Commitment:

The service is currently held on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and Friday.  The ideal candidate would be available for 4 hours a week.

Reporting to:

Complementary Therapy Lead

Role purpose:

To work as part of the complementary therapy team in delivering high quality, holistic care to the patients of St Luke’s and their carers, across all areas of care provision.   

Duties:

• Ensuring that the treatment room is adequately heated and preparing the couch/chair and towels ready for use
• To be committed to delivering high quality holistic are within the context of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) and liaising with the members of MDT
• Work as part of the Complementary Therapy Team and attend regular peer support team meeting
• Keep up to date with developments in palliative care and complementary therapy and share learning and ideas
• Keep concise and accurate records of all interventions in line with St Luke’s record keeping procedures
• Ensure efficient supply and safe storage of complementary resources
• Act in accordance with the Complementary Therapy Policy and all procedures and protocols relating to complementary therapy

Qualities Needed:

• Level 3 qualification equivalent in Complementary Therapy
• Competent in IT skills
• Up to 2 years experience within the field
• Personal indemnity insurance for an adequate amount

Training provided includes:

The Complementary Therapy team will provide you with support and guidance throughout your training and thereafter.

You will also be provided with the following training:-

• Understanding Palliative Care & Loss
• Professional Boundaries & Risk Awareness
• Infection Prevention
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Resilience
• Safeguarding

You will need to be aged 18 and over and will be subject to a DBS check and reference checking.  You will be given a comprehensive induction with training provided and support offered throughout your time volunteering. 

You will need to ensure your personal professional indemnity insurance is current and for an adequate amount. 

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