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Static Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystrad Mynach
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

The physiotherapy department at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YYF) is vibrant and supportive team with a passion for service improvement. We have a strong culture of facilitating staff development and post holders can expect to receive regular mentoring and support from clinical specialists and clinical leads alongside in-house training and education. The ABUHB Physiotherapy Service encourages staff development through local and Health Board wide education including extensive core and advanced skills training programmes. We also encourage participation in speciality forums, clinical audit, research and clinical supervision.

As a band 6 physiotherapist at YYF you will be responsible for managing a busy caseload of patients independently as well as participating in weekly support clinics. This model allows staff to assess and treat patients in a supportive and collaborative environment with experienced clinical specialists and injection therapists. The post holder may also have the opportunity to work within hydrotherapy and take group-based exercise as the department boasts an on-site hydrotherapy pool, a well-proportioned gym, and a therapy garden. YYF is located in Ystrad Mynach and has excellent transport links for staff based in Cardiff, Caerphilly and the surround regions.

Main duties of the job

Based in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr outpatient physiotherapy department, we are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking clinician to join our team. You will embrace the Health Board values, have excellent communication skills and a strong team working ethos, as well as the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities.

We are looking for a physiotherapist who possesses a solid foundation in core clinical skills in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, who embraces innovation and is committed to utilising shared decision making and following evidence base in their clinical practice.

We have a structured personal appraisal system with annual reviews underpinned by the Knowledge and Skills Framework. You will be actively involved in assisting in the education and mentoring of rotational staff and physiotherapy students on placement from Cardiff University.

The post holder will work closely with the administrative team and alongside colleagues in Neurology Outpatients, Pelvic Health, and Rheumatology.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board strives to be a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, those who have a disability or impairment or are from the LGBTQ+ community and those who are underrepresented within the Health Board.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future

Job description

Job 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



  • Broad range of clinical experience through a comprehensive Band 5 rotation
  • Experience of participating in and delivering in-service training programmes
  • Varied range of clinical experience within the musculoskeletal speciality
  • Experience of staff supervision


  • Evidence of having worked in the UK as a HPC registered physiotherapist
  • Evidence of having worked unsupervised
  • Evidence of having participated in on-call and seven day service provision where appropriate
  • Previous Band 6 position

Education, qualifications, training


  • Diploma / degree in physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Appropriate range of Post graduate education / training


  • MCSP
  • Clinical educators course or similar
  • Completed core skills programme

Skills and Knowledge


  • The ability to discuss the clinical reasoning process in the management of routine and more complex cases
  • The ability to identify and act upon adverse clinical signs
  • Awareness of relevant national clinical guidelines
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written when interacting with members of the team, other professionals, clients and their families
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Evidence of initiative
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the ethos of clinical governance and it's relevance in physiotherapy practice


  • Evidence of teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Evidence of participating in clinical and organisational audit
  • Experience delivering group based treatment
  • Experince of hydrotherapy
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh



  • The physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling as demanded by the job role
  • Flexible and adaptable to the needs of the service
  • Ther ability to travel between sites within the Health Board in a timely manner

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