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CMATS Physiotherapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic and skilled musculoskeletal physiotherapist to our experienced CMATS (General) Team, within the Central area of BCUHB. This is an exciting opportunity to join a welcoming team of experienced clinicians, who work closely with our CMATS (spinal) and Primary Care practitioners, in addition to Orthopaedic, Pain, Rheumatology, and Primary Care staff and services. Our CMATS service is developing and therefore providing ongoing opportunities for service and staff development.

The CMATS service delivers triage and clinical assessment sessions for people with musculoskeletal symptoms and orthopaedic conditions, within the diverse and beautiful Central Area of North Wales. Our aim is to offer excellent assessment and triage of people with musculoskeletal problems within a timely manner ensuring an appropriate onward management plan through shared decision-making.

We are looking for a person with excellent communication skills, who will have a broad background in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions, where additional competency in imaging, requesting bloods or prescribing would be helpful. Previous experience of CMATS clinical work, working alongside an orthopaedic consultant or GP would also be helpful, but not essential for the right candidate.

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

Main duties of the job

1. To take a clinical lead role in the assessment and treatment of patients where the caseload will comprise of mainly patients with highly complexpresentations. This will be through highly specialist / extended scope clinical knowledge and application, audit, research and education. It will require liaison with a diverse number of multidisciplinary specialities and integrated working with other disciplines and agencies.2. To work as an autonomous, clinical highly Specialist Physiotherapist. To work with the Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist to develop and deliver a high quality clinical service throughout BCUHB. Leading by example provide a high standard of specialist assessment and treatment of patients in a variety of locations. Using evidence based principles / current best practice and advanced clinical skills and clinical reasoning assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions3.To develop competencies for frontline clinical staff within the section in order to assess clinically reason and effectively treat routine cases and identify those with complex needs where support may be required. Support staff to develop skills to identify potential serious pathology in patients referred for Physiotherapy4.To provide an ongoing rolling training programme and support package to develop appropriate knowledge and skills in the workforce within thespecialism and rotational staff base

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales .

Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • Degree/Graduate Diploma in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Obtained or working towards post graduate (Master's qualification)
  • Extended scope skills or working towards
  • Able to demonstrate continuing professional development


  • Membership of appropriate special interest group
  • Management leadership training
  • CSP member



  • Extensive experience of working as a Senior Physiotherapist
  • Experience of delivering clinical education in area of speciality
  • Evidence of teaching within post
  • Proven multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of audit


  • Experience of lecturing externally
  • Involvement in research
  • Competency in extended scope practice in the specialism



  • Advanced clinical practice and clinical reasoning skills to specialist level
  • Able to critique research papers and implement relevant findings.
  • Able to give clear concise written and verbal reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate professional independence
  • Ability to conduct professional affairs in a confident, assertive manner, using negotiating skills.


  • Demonstrate presentation skills
  • Audit/research skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Delivery of extend scope practise

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Glan Clwyd Hospital


LL18 5UJ

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