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Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the well established successful SBUHB Early Discharge and Admission Avoidance COPD Team in Bridgend. You will be part of a multi-professional team consisting of Physiotherapy, Respiratory Nursing and Occupational Therapy. There are strong links with the Swansea Bay Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service.

You will part of a Primary Care service providing assessment and treatment to patients with chronic respiratory disease in the community and have strong links with the Secondary Care Respiratory Team in POWH.

The ability to travel between sites in a timely manner is essential

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs within this role , using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions the community, maintaining associated records within the Early Discharge COPD Team and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service.
  • To manage a clinical caseload of chronic respiratory disease patients
  • To provide leadership for less experienced staff, through supervision and appraisal as delegated by supervisor.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Physiotherapy Services within this designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Health Board Early Discharge COPD Team and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service
  • To regularly supervise Physiotherapy students on practice placements, and other students e.g. Work Experience.
  • To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through developmental activities.

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

  • To manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs within this role , using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions the community, maintaining associated records within the Early Discharge COPD Team and Pulmonary Rehabilitation service.
  • Undertake advanced specialist Physiotherapy assessments for a designated caseload of patients with complex needs.
  • Work with patients/carers to negotiate and identify their Physiotherapy goals as part of their overall therapy plan within the Early Discharge COPD service
  • Monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention.
  • Demonstrate confidence and skill to use reflective practice and identify personal strengths and areas for development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to acknowledge limitations in own practice and seek help to develop professional competence/ practice
  • Work autonomously to undertake physiotherapy assessments for a designated caseload within this setting, addressing physical performance and skill deficits by diagnosing the patients problems, using analytical skills to formulate solutions.
  • Make judgments involving highly complex facts/ situations requiring in depth analysis/ interpretation and comparisons of a wide range of therapeutic options in order to decide on the best course of intervention and accurate prognosis and comprehensive case management plan.

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 Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Professional registration with HCPC


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)



  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Remain updated with advanced professional practice and new research.
  • Evidence of comprehensive and advanced continuing professional development (CPD), maintained in a portfolio. Including attendance at recent highly specialised post graduate courses relevant to the clinical field/speciality.



  • Managerial/ Leadership Experience including supervision e.g. technical instructors.
  • Substantial broad range and specialist experience.
  • Substantial experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Supervision experience of students, physiotherapy assistants and junior staff. Substantial contribution to clinical education of less experienced staff, assistants and students.



  • Excellent communication skills, conflict resolution skills and team building skills
  • Able to motivate and lead others, work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to network and form professional relationships with other healthcare/multi-agency professionals


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road


CF31 1RQ

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