Specialist Intermediate Care Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2023

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

Hywel Dda University Health Board presents an exciting opportunity for two motivated and experienced Physiotherapists to join our NHS & Public Health Award Winning - \Home First Team (Intermediate Care Services) in Carmarthenshire.

Hywel Dda University Health Board - Introduction of an Intermediate Care MDT, Carmarthenshire - Public Health Wales (nhs.wales)

We are an innovative, comprehensive team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistant Practitioners, Dietitians, Nurses, GP's, Advanced Paramedic Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners , Physician Associates, Social Workers, Senior Reablement Workers, and Third Sector Agents striving to deliver the right support, at the right time in the right place as close to home as possible.

These roles will form part of the \Home First Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), all of whom work together to provide early intervention, period of rehabilitation and assessment in the community to immediately mitigate loss in function, risk of deconditioning, nutritional deficit, deterioration in their mental health to increase people's time spent at home rather than hospital. They willinput into our home based and bed based intermediate care services.

Main duties of the job

Our approach is to deliver patient care in a holistic, person-centred manner, supporting patients, when possible, to stay/return in a safe manner to their own homes where they may continue to be a valued member of their own community.

As a versatile postgraduate, you will need to have a strong clinical grounding in older people rehabilitation, expertise in frailty syndrome, neurological conditions, cardio respiratory conditions, MSK problems and a good understanding of current issues affecting intermediate care and community services.

Successful applicants will require an excellent ability to work autonomously, managing and prioritising a diverse and unpredictable caseload, with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing and pressurised environment alongside members of the MDT. Post holders will be expected to support & supervise junior Physiotherapy staff, Physiotherapy Technicians, Rehabilitation Assistants/Frailty Support Workers, and students.

This is an exciting opportunity for two driven individuals, passionate about the value of community physiotherapy to maintain momentum in transforming our community services across organisations for the people of Carmarthenshire and future generations.

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

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Physiotherapy Service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and the importance of offering learning opportunities to support staff in their development, both internally and externally. Staff are actively promoted to undertake post-graduate study with opportunities to apply for shared funding available.

The pandemic has taught us more than ever the importance of work life balance and we encourage remote working when appropriate and flexible working arrangements.

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of a flexible 7 day service, based on service need. This will be on a rota basis.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 14/07/2023.

If you have any further questions in regards to the posts, then please get in touch we would love to get to know you and answer your questions.

Person Specification

Qualification and Knowledge


  • Professional registration as recognised by HPCP
  • Post graduate evidence of specialist education
  • CPD evidence
  • IT skills


  • Post-graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant specialty
  • Clinical Education Training Course.
  • Member of C.S.P
  • Active participation of specialist interest groups



  • Post-graduate experience in relevant clinical specialty.
  • Completion of junior competency framework/core rotations
  • Practical experience to a level that would enable participation on the respiratory on call rota
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Managing a diverse caseload using a clinical reasoning process
  • Inter-professional and team working.
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Experience of staff supervision


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Negoitation of MDT working practices.
  • Experience and evidence of service development
  • Experience of NHS working



  • Physically able to meet demands of the post (therapeutic manual Handling)to comply with Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Evidence of teaching/In Service Training.
  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service
  • Prepared to participate in on call and extended service.
  • Ability to travel between sites and in community in a timely manner


  • Wide range of interests

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