Rotational Band 6 Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£34,212 to £41,197 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working across hospital sites and within the community across ABUHB, we are seeking dynamic, forward-thinking clinicians to join ourrotational cardio -respiratory team. You will embrace and model 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 physiotherapists with a solid foundation in core clinical skills and who are keen to develop and enhance their knowledge, reasoning and competence within the speciality of cardiorespiratory. You willsupport innovation and change and be committed to developing services.

You will be part of the specialist Cardio-Respiratory Pod and rotate through CCU, and inpatient acute respiratory (based in The Grange University Hospital), respiratory outpatients and into the community cardiorespiratory rehabilitation services. You will gain support, skills and knowledge from the senior clinical team and have learning opportunities within all settings.

Main duties of the job

The Physiotherapy Service encourages staff development through local and Health Board wide in-service training programmes across different specialities, as well as speciality forums, clinical audit, research and clinical supervision and mentoring.We have a structured appraisal system with annual reviews underpinned by the Knowledge and Skills Framework. It is expected that you will be actively involved in assisting in the education and mentoring of rotational staff and physiotherapy students from Cardiff School of Physiotherapy. The post holder will contribute to the physiotherapy emergency on-call rota.The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh applicants 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

Education/ Qualifications/ Training


  • oDiploma/degree in physiotherapy
  • oRegistered with Health Professions Council


  • MCSP



  • ooBroad range of clinical experience through a comprehensive Band 5 rotation
  • ooExperience of participating in and delivering in-service training programmes
  • Specific experience in speciality applied for
  • Experience in supervising staff


  • Evidence of having worked in the UK as a HCPC 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
  • Experience in taking students

Skills & Knowledge


  • oThe ability to discuss the clinical reasoning process in the management of routine and more complex cases
  • oThe ability to identify and act upon adverse clinical signs
  • oAwareness of relevant national clinical guidelines
  • oGood communication skills both verbal and written when interacting with members of the team, other professionals, clients and their families
  • oThe ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • oEvidence of initiative
  • oGood time management
  • oDemonstrate the ability to discuss the ethos of clinical governance and it's relevance in physiotherapy practice
  • oThe ability to demonstrate an understanding of the NHS and the challenges facing the physiotherapy service
  • oThe ability to supervise staff who will be directly accountable to the post holder
  • oThe ability to demonstrate critical appraisal skills
  • oEvidence of Continuing Professional Development sufficient to meet HPC requirements
  • Commitment in participating in clinical and organisational audit


  • oCommitment to research
  • oEvidence of teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • oI T Literate

Other requirements


  • oThe physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling as demanded by the job role
  • Professional appearance
  • oThe ability to adapt to changes in work routine
  • oAvailable for on-call
  • oThe ability to move between sites within the Health Board or patients' residences as demanded by the job role


  • oThe ability to speak Welsh

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

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


St Woolos Hospital

Stow Hill


NP20 4SZ

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