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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Cardiff and Vale UHB are able to offer an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking Physiotherapy team. We are looking for a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist to provide clinical leadership for the Physiotherapy service, within our multi disciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation service.

Cardiac services within Cardiff and Vale UHB provide cardio-thoracic surgery and interventional cardiology services to patients within SE Wales. Patients from within Cardiff and Vale are offered a comprehensive multi modal Cardiac Rehabilitation programme.

In this role you will work closely with our Nursing Lead and Therapy colleagues to deliver our award winning, Nationally Accredited Cardiac Rehabilitation programme. Multi- disciplinary links are strong, physiotherapy has a high profile and valued role within this developing team.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic, motivated physiotherapist who can provide decisive and effective therapy input and can demonstrate leadership qualities, high level of communication skills and a flexible approach when working under pressure. You will provide clinical supervision to Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy students and Physiotherapy support workers.

The Department of Physiotherapy provides full induction, a comprehensive in service training programme, regular appraisal and opportunities for development in line with our values based appraisal scheme.

Main duties of the job

You will have responsibility for the day to day organisation of physiotherapy services to patients within the Cardiac Rehabilitation service.

They will be expected to carry a varied caseload of multi-pathology patients with complex needs and lead on both complex assessment and discharge planning - working effectively within the multi -disciplinary team. They will provide leadership and day to day management which will include planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating service provision and providing clinical supervision.

You will be required to work your contracted hours flexibly over 7 days which will include unsocial hours as well as committing to an emergency duty rota when required.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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



  • Relevant qualification in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level
  • Evidence of M level learning or relevant higher-level qualification and experience


  • CSP membership
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent



  • Significant post registration clinical experience in a physiotherapy position at senior level in the specialist area of Cardiac Surgery , Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Evidence of clinical leadership and assisting in planning and developing of an existing service
  • Change management experience
  • Experience as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • NHS Experience


  • Involvement in developing professional practice, and transforming service delivery
  • Experience of presenting to a range of audiences



  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to Cardiac Rehabilitation eg manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the specialist field of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Ability to communicate with healthcare professionals and the public including people with communication difficulties
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Personal responsibility for learning and development


  • Quality Improvement & research methodology
  • Competent IMT
  • Effective Presentation Skills

Special Knowledge


  • Specialist physiotherapy knowledge in the clinical area.
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management

Personal Qualities


  • Shows resilience under pressure and proactively manage own wellbeing
  • Able to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values


  • oDemonstrate an interest and or skill set in service development / service planning



  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Experience in working flexibly in different work patterns
  • Participate and experience in Emergency respiratory rota (if applicable to role)
  • Able to travel, in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the job, this may include cross site working or various locations, carrying sensitive information and bulky equipment (if applicable to role)


  • Membership of the appropriate specialist interest group
  • The ability to speak welsh is desirable for this role.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XY

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