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Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist- Team Lead

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Highly Specialist Team Lead Band 7 Physiotherapist in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) service in Swansea Bay UHB.

The role will involve assessing and managing patients both in core physiotherapy and triage clinics. The post holder will also support the delivery of core services including various classes. They will liaise with MSK Clinical Team Leads to update on core matters . This will involve operational management duties to oversee core physiotherapy service waiting list, staff management and service development. While also monitoring staff development, training, mentorship and student provision.

Main duties of the job

The post holder requires extensive knowledge and experience working in the MSK environment. You should have highly developed clinical reasoning skills to implement an effective patient centered approach to care. You should have strong insight of evidence based practice and understand its relevance in developing MSK pathways. The post holder requires experience with leading and managing a team to provide high quality service. Additionally, it is important to have experience in completing audits and/ or service improvement projects.

The post holder must be confident to work with other health care professionals in Physiotherapy and other stakeholders including GP's, secondary/tertiary care consultants.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want 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 or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and 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 that our 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



  • Degree in Physiotherapy (or other relevant qualification)
  • Professional Registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of post-graduate masters level education or evidence of equivalent clinical experience.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Substantial NHS experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of supervising students, physiotherapy assistants and junior staff.
  • Experience in leadership and management

Service Development


  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues.


  • Service development or quality improvement experience

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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