Advanced Practitioner - Post Covid-19 Syndrome

Powys Teaching Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Fixed term / secondment for 12 months until 01/10/2024 due to funding

An opportunity has arisen for a forward-thinking professional to join the multidisciplinary team of psychology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy at the Pain and Fatigue Management Service as an Advanced Practitioner - Long COVID. The ideal applicant will have extensive experience of working with people with Long Term Health conditions and helping them to develop self-management skills.

You will be comfortable with using technology and our preferred candidate will be comfortable working with people over the telephone or via video conferencing.

The post involves training to both healthcare professionals and patients so confidence in public speaking is important.

We would welcome applicants who would wish to pursue research relevant to the activities of the service.

We will consider applications from professionals outside nursing who have the required skills.

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

Main duties of the job

The person in this role will carry out the initial screening of people who are referred to the service with suspected consequences of post-COVID-19 syndrome and using shared decision making, they will develop an appropriate management plan with the individual concerned. They will work in primary and intermediate care settings to train staff to help people with post-COVID-19 syndrome to develop management skills to improve their health and wellbeing. This will involve working with Primary Care and the extended practice and Community Resource Teams working with clinical specialists to develop and run condition specific modules and programmes and providing support to staff in day hospitals and health and wellbeing centres throughout Powys. The post holder will also work with a small caseload of people who have long term health conditions and are at significant risk of further deterioration in their health and help them to implement self-management strategies to improve their health and wellbeing and signpost as appropriate. They will also support and train other colleagues working with people with people with post-COVID-19 syndrome. The post is suitable for someone from a variety of professional backgrounds including nursing, therapies and psychology. It is most important that the individual has a firm grounding in the biopsychosocial model of health care and has significant experience in supporting self-management

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as an Advanced Practitioner in the field of post-COVID-19 syndrome. To contribute to the effective working of the long-term health condition management teams.

Leadership and Management

Pathway Development

The post holder will lead the development of clinically appropriate pathways for people with post-COVID-19 syndrome to ensure that they are able to access appropriate services to support their recovery. Contributing to Transformation Programmes The post holder will take an active role in contributing to the Health Boards Transformation Programmes as agreed with the Head of Service.

Service Improvement


The post holder will lead and contribute to service improvement projects as agreed with the Head of Service.

Organisational Development

The post holder will use recognised organisational development (OD) techniques to contribute to the development of the clinical and managerial aspects of the team. Participating in training to maintain and development OD skills will be required.

Third Sector Liaison

The post holder will maintain good working relationships with local and national Third Sector organisations as appropriate in order to identify opportunities for partnership working and development of cost and clinically effective pathways.

Public Engagement

The post holder will engage with appropriate statutory and non-statutory groups to ensure that a public voice is always part of service development and evaluation.

Clinical Specialism

A key element of the role will be the development of care plans with people who have multiple complex problems and support the clinical team to help them manage their condition. Advanced Knowledge in a range of long term health conditions. Where professionally possible the post holder will be qualified and act as an independent prescriber.

Health Coaching

The post holder will have a specialist knowledge of one or more condition or approach and will lead the rest of the team in developing interventions using that knowledge.

Programme Facilitation

The post holder will work closely with primary care colleagues to identify people who are at risk of admission. The post holder will have advanced skills in therapeutic communication and be confident in the use of tools such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural approaches and health coaching.


The post holder will:-

Be actively engaged in research activities. Require contributions to appropriate national programmes encompassing NISCHR priority areas. Where possible maintain links with university colleagues with Research Interests in long term health conditions and condition management. Possibly recruit participants for national research studies. Be encouraged to be a member of local research governance committees such as R& D Committee or the Research Ethics Committee.

Keep up to date with changes in local research governance frameworks. Maintain an interest in developing research methodologies.


The post holder will:-

Involve teaching professional and non-professional audiences. Train and mentor other professionals in a self-management support role. Use a variety of media to provide education on health-related topics. Develop e-learning packages for professionals and the public. Deliver webinars to colleagues to keep them up to date on their areas of specialist knowledge. Provide research updates to colleagues relating to their area of particular expertise. Lead regular training events and contribute to corporate training events such as induction as required.

Key Responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to:-

Ensure the planning and delivery of care in line with national and local priorities and agreed clinical standards the delivery of services to people who have post COVID-19 syndrome.

Provide a self-management support service to people with post-COVID-19 syndrome and the wider team as appropriate. Work as a member of the multidisciplinary team and contribute to the development of innovative approaches with this client group. Undertake an assessment and management of people with complex long-term health conditions. Support colleagues working with people with post-COVID-19 syndrome. Supervise and support colleagues working with more complex people. Supervise and initiate research relevant to long-term health conditions. Lead and participate in clinical audit projects. Engage in and to disseminate findings from research. Collect research data for ongoing projects in line with current research governance frameworks. Provide individual counselling to individuals with complex long-term health conditions and their family. Actors are training resource for colleagues by delivering lectures presentations to other professionals, trainees and students. Contribute to the maintenance and development of electronic resources to support the work of the interdisciplinary team. Ensure development and maintenance of effective networks with other professionals working with people with long-term health conditions both within Powys and with the broader healthcare community. Maintain up-to-date records of their clinical and professional work. Liaise with the Head of Service to determine workload priorities.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or knowledge


  • Advanced accredited training at Masters level or equivalent
  • Significant post-graduate experience relevant to specialty
  • Professional registration with appropriate UK regulatory body
  • Advanced practice qualification
  • Specialist knowledge of at least one Long Term Health Condition
  • Knowledge of common medical and psychological interventions used to help people with long term health conditions


  • Independent prescriber
  • Teaching qualification
  • Mentoring qualification
  • Experience of supervising research projects



  • Experience of working with and facilitating self- management groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Motivational interviewing skills
  • Up to date knowledge of current evidence-based guidelines for long term health conditions
  • Familiarity with Organisational Development techniques



  • Demonstrate PTHB Values



  • Willingness to work as a member of the team
  • Willingness to be video recorded presenting information on relevant health conditions
  • Access to a timely method of transport
  • Willingness to work in a interdisciplinary team
  • Willingness to adopt and use new technologies

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Ability to use software tools such as Word, Pages or InDesign to design and develop informative and inviting public facing information leaflets and documents
  • Ability to use video conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams or Attend Anywhere
  • Ability to anticipate and overcome barriers to communication


  • Ability to use database tools such as Microsoft Access
  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Ability to use website content management tools
  • Ability to develop elearning packages

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


Bronllys Hospital




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