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Specialist Physiotherapist (Community)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda University Health Board has a new, exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven Physiotherapist to join our Community Rehabilitation Team in Llanelli, and surrounding areas of Carmarthenshire. We are a friendly, forward-thinking and inclusive team who are passionate about providing the best service we can to our population.

The Physiotherapy Community Team is rapidly growing and evolving. This additional investment has highlighted the Health Board's commitment to improving access to rehabilitation as close to home as possible for our population.

The post holder will work closely as part of a broader, larger, dynamic multi disciplinarily teams (MDT) of occupational therapists (OT's), nurses, social workers, third sector services, Community Hospitals, Front of House services (TOCALS), Acute Crisis Response service, Reablement, Home Based and Bed based rehabilitation services, and our acute colleagues to provide timely, patient-centred care seamlessly across different settings. The role covers a variety of patients and pathologies including those with neurological conditions, cardiorespiratory conditions, musculoskeletal (MSK) problems, falls and frailty.

Main duties of the job

Most visits are face to face at home, however we are also embracing digital assessments. The post holder will also participate in and help develop community-based classes, and Rehabilitation Outpatients. The post holder will help to lead service development. The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of aflexible 7-day service, based on service need and rota basis. They will have the skills required to participate in the respiratory On-call service and Weekend in-reach.

The applicant will need an excellent ability to manage and prioritise a diverse caseload, support and supervise Physiotherapy staff and have the ability to travel between sites and in the community in a timely manner

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

As a Physiotherapy Service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and the importance of offering learning opportunities to support staff in their development, both internally and externally. Staff are actively prompted to undertake post-graduate study with opportunities to apply for shared funding available. It is important to us staff feel like they have a healthy work life balance and consideration can be given to a condensed working hour pattern.

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 06/10/23

Person Specification

Qualification and Knowledge


  • Professional registration as recognised by HPCP
  • CPD evidence.
  • IT skills
  • Post-Grad evidence of specialist education


  • Post-graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant specialty
  • Clinical Education Training Course.
  • Member of C.S.P
  • Active participation of specialist interest groups



  • Post-graduate experience in relevant clinical specialty
  • Completion of junior competency framework
  • Practical experience to a level that would enable participation on the respiratory on call rota
  • Experience of Staff supervision
  • Managing a diverse caseload using a clinical reasoning process
  • Inter-professional and team working
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Negotiation of MDT working practices
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of NHS working



  • Evidence of teaching/In Service Training
  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service
  • Prepared to participate in on call and extended service
  • Ability to travel between sites and in community in a timely manner

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


LLanelli Community Rehabilitation Team

East Gate


SA15 3YF

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