MSK Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Community and Urgent Care

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
In Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, we want to offer a truly integrated approach to our services for our citizens and opportunities for staff.

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic and highly skilled clinician, who is experienced in the management of musculoskeletal conditions across a wide range of settings. You will display the skills to combine highly-specialist clinical practice with innovation and improvement. You will be committed to following best practice with the development and promotion of high-quality physiotherapy services. As clinical lead you will also have demonstrable leadership qualities, excellent communication, and time management skills with proven abilities to build networks across sites and disciplines. A wide range of post graduate education is also required.

This Clinical Lead role provides clinical oversight and development of the MSK physiotherapy first contact roles within primary care, supporting/supervising current and future first contact practitioners. This is primarily within primary care GP practices but the post holder will work alongside Clinical Lead roles for MIU and urgent primary care centres as well as MSK Therapy Hub to co-ordinate delivery over seven days a week. These teams all provide first contact services for the population of ABUHB. The role will encompass assisting in the strategic development of MSK services across all sites within the Health Board and across the spectrum from primary care to secondary care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible forworking with medical, nursing and therapy colleagues to identifyand implementnew models of carewithin the primary care MSK Hub, primary care and minor injuries services that enhance the ability of the MSK therapy services to support the Health Boardto deliver high quality, evidence-based care and contribute to service sustainability. You will be supported by MSK clinical leads colleagues in upper limb, lower limb and spine, AHP consultant podiatrist consultant physiotherapist, GP's within urgent care and Consultant nurse responsible for minor injury services.

It is expected that 60% of the role will be clinical and 40% will be designated to the strategic, planning, and development aspects of this role.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board strives to be a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, those who have a disability or impairment or are from the LGBTQ+ community and those who are underrepresented within the Health Board.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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

Qualifications / Knowledge


  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration.
  • Completion Masters or equivalent
  • IRMER qualification
  • Appropriate range of postgraduate clinical education
  • Evidence continuing professional developemnt


  • MSCP
  • Evidence expert witness training
  • Injection Therapy qualification
  • Independent prescribing



  • Held senior position in relevant speciality
  • Experience of first point of contact in clinical management of patients
  • Experience of and commitment to clinical and organisational audit and research
  • Experience of and commitment to teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level both locally and nationally
  • Experience of representing the physiotherapy profession in public/professional arena
  • Experience of working closely with medical practitioners
  • Evidence of leading change management and innovation in clinical practice
  • Experience of integrating user participation in service development
  • Experience of leading the development and implementation of clinical guidelines and standards
  • Experience of having supervised staff who are directly accountable to the post holder
  • Experience of presenting evidence and evaluations to stakeholders


  • Abiliy to speak Welsh
  • the ability to manage persnnel issues
  • coaching experience or qualification



  • The ability to facilitate reflective practice and learning in others
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written when interacting with members of the team, other professionals, clients and their families
  • The ability to lead and work effectively in a team



  • The physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling and positioning as demanded by the job role
  • The ability to adapt to changes in work routine
  • Available for weekend duties

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Caerleon House, Cleppa Park, Newport


NP10 8BA

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