Specialist Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Ceredigion - to be confirmed on appointment
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Hywel Dda University Health Board has a new, exciting opportunity for a motivated, driven and passionate Physiotherapist based in Ceredigion.

This is a permanent position within the Acute and Community Physiotherapy Team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the Community Physiotherapy Team providing timely and patient-centred care for a large variety of patients in their own homes, neurological outpatient and other rehabilitation settings. The role covers a variety of patients and pathologies including those with neurological conditions, cardiorespiratory conditions, MSK problems and falls and frailty.

The role will also include the opportunity to provide supervision and teaching Band 5 staff and support workers. The University Health Board proactively supports training and development both as part of internal and external CPD.

The post holder will have ability to travel between sites and in the community across Ceredigion in a timely manner and show to have a flexible approach to meet the needs of the service.

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

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 28/06/2023.

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 group.



  • Post-graduate experience in relevant clinical specialty.
  • Completion of junior competency framework.
  • 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 suporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Experience of staff supervision


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Negotiation of MDT working practices.
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of NHS working

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)



  • Physically able to meet demands of the post. Therapeutic manual Handling to comply with Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Evidence of teaching and, or 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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Ceredigion - to be confirmed on appointment

Ceredigion - to be confirmed on appointment

SA43 1JX

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