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Specialist Physiotherapist Substance Misuse

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced Band 6 Physiotherapist with a wide range of Clinical Skills? Would you like to work in an area that will provide a different sphere in which to use those skills? Would you like to be part of a new physiotherapy service?

We are looking for an experienced part time Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the Community Drugs and Alcohol Team ( CDAT) and work on their Detox Unit, Calon Lan, based in Neath Port Talbot Hospital. This is a brand new post and is an exciting new development.

The role will involve assessing the patients and advising them on matters such as mobility/falls risk, manual handling, posture, lifestyle and specific MSK conditions they may have.

The role will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with individuals maximising independence . The post holder will become part of an integrated multidisciplinary team within CDAT.

The successful candidate will need to be able to take on the challenges of managing a complex caseload, be committed to team working and improving the quality of life for this client group

You will join an MDT working on the ward, but will have the opportunity to learn about the wider Community Based Substance Misuse Service.

You will also be an integral part of the Mental Health Physiotherapy Team and will be supported both by our Team in Tonna Hospital and in Cefn Coed Hospital, Swansea, and full training will be given.

Informal Enquiries welcome

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist physiotherapy input to the Detox Unit (Calon Lan) based in Neath Port Talbot Hospital

To offer full assessment of those patients admitted to the unit during their stay ( usually 7 days). Patients may have complex needs and may also have mental health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression etc

To offer advice to patients post discharge, an on occasions follow these patients up after discharge

To provide advice to staff and patients regarding Physiotherapy issues, especially around issues of mobility and MSK injuries/ conditions

To work with the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in developing projects and further development bids for this area

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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.

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

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Degree or Equivalent in Physiotherapy


  • Member CSP



  • Demonstrate comprehensive CPD portfolio showing attendance at training/ self learning of relevant courses suitable for this role



  • Supervision of Junior members of staff and/ or students
  • Wide Range of clinical experience as a Band 5 and Band 6 including MSK
  • Demonstrating both ability to work in a team but also independently


  • Previous experience working within a Mental Health Setting
  • Welsh speaker
  • Interest in health promotion/ lifestyle advice
  • Highly Motivated, showing interest in the area



  • Wide range of experience as rotational staff member covering significant areas of time within each speciality


  • Some understanding of key mental health conditions
  • Some understanding of issues surrounding alcohol and drug dependency

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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