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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda University Health Board has an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in Acute Medicine & Rehabilitation. The post is based in Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthenshire.

The post holder will need to be highly specialised in acute medicine conditions, chronic respiratory conditions and rehabilitation, with an ability to train and develop their team. They will also be supporting the delivery of rehabilitation across the acute medical wards including Clinical Decisions.

This will also include falls, frailty and Major Trauma Network patients.

Whilst the main focus of the role will be based in Glangwili Hospital, there is an expectation for a flexible approach to work as required.

They will need strong leadership, organisational and team management skills, with a passion for their clients and the desire for service improvement and transformation following national guidelines. They will be aware of the evidence base for evaluation through audit, clinical effectiveness and research activity. They will be an active member of the clinical leadership group within Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of on call respiratory service and future developments in 7 day working.

If you are interested we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

As a versatile postgraduate, you will need to have a strong clinical grounding in acute medical conditions, chronic respiratory conditions, older people rehabilitation, expertise in frailty syndrome, neurological conditions, cardio respiratory conditions, MSK problems and a good understanding of community rehabilitation services / setting.

You will have extensive experience and expertise in the principles, standards and delivery of inpatient rehabilitation with demonstrable knowledge of managing a complex patient caseloads.

You will need the ability and skills to work autonomously and alongside members of the team.

The successful applicant will provide clinical leadership, specialist expertise, supervision and education to Physiotherapy staff, Therapy Assistant Practitioners, Rehabilitation Assistants/Frailty Support Workers, and students.

We are looking for an individual with the interpersonal skills to network with acute and community colleagues to co-ordinate a responsive, seamless service across pathways and sectors. You will have organisational ability and a commitment to service development by developing the evidence base for evaluation through audit, clinical effectiveness and research activity. As appropriate, there will be an expectation to deputise for senior management.

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

The post holder will oversee the physiotherapy activity across the medical wards, promoting the delivery of rehabilitation and patient flow.

As a physiotherapy service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and investment into the individual as a person as much as their professional development is important. We actively promote post-graduate study with shared funding opportunities. 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual, passionate about medical physiotherapy to maintain momentum in transforming our services to meet the need of our patients.

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 10.10.2023

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional registration as recognised by HCPC.
  • Significant accredited post graduate specialist physiotherapy courses within relevant clinical area
  • Advanced training to Masters level training.


  • MSc within relevant specialty
  • Post graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant area
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Clinical Education Training course
  • Member of the CSP
  • Evidence of leadership courses/qualifications



  • Significant post-graduate experience including relevant experience in specialist field
  • Managing a complex caseload using an advanced clinical reasoning process
  • Significant experience working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Significant experience in multi agency team working within specialist area
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Leadership of clinical networks/ clinical practice groups
  • Experience in assisting in leading service developments
  • Experience in staff development
  • Experience in presenting within clinical area
  • Performance Management


  • Evidence of team management.
  • Experience of service development across professional boundaries
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessments
  • Experience of health promotion and preventative developments within service
  • Experience of referring for and analysing the results of tests
  • Teaching & educational assessment experience

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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