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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Lead

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A new Team Lead position has arisen in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy team. This position will support the developments of MSK services in Swansea Bay University Health Board. They will involve working closely with the Senior Leadership team, other Physiotherapy Clinical Leads, Allied Health Professionals and non-clinical staff, GP's, secondary/tertiary care consultants and other agencies.

Main duties of the job

The role requires diverse operational management skills to support the ongoing delivery and development of the service. This will involve managing a large diverse team.

The physiotherapy service actively encourages personal development with bimonthly audit and CPD sessions. There is expectation for the post holder to provide teaching, audit and research and monitor service performance. The service also has close links with Swansea University to assist with postgraduate educational opportunities.

If you have the knowledge and skills in MSK services with strong leadership qualities, we welcome your application to assist with future shaping of MSK services in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To co-ordinate service delivery of the MSK physiotherapy pathways HB wide.
  • To undertake an extended clinical role, performing advanced and specialist therapeutic assessment and treatment of patients with orthopaedic presentations. To provide a diagnosis, develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To be an autonomous practitioner in assessing new patients, working alongside G.Ps, orthopaedic consultants, and other healthcare professionals as required.
  • Undertake referral triage, including responsibility for the management of both routine and complex pathologies, using advanced clinical knowledge, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • To develop and foster productive relationships with local consultants, GPs and other organisations
  • To provide Clinical leadership for MSK physiotherapy staff
  • To formulate strategies to implement quality improvement, national standards and clinical audit across the MSK physiotherapy services.
  • To be responsible for the development and utilisation of research evidence, evidence based practice and integrating this into clinical practice and service delivery to show demonstrable improvement through clinical service redesign.
  • To undertake and complete additional training and development to support extended clinical physiotherapy role as required.

To travel between SBU Health Board sites as required to support service delivery

Person Specification



  • Extensive NHS clinical experience in MSK
  • Extensive evidence of supervising and supporting staff



  • Extensive NHS leadership experience
  • Evidence of MSC education

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