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Specialist Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Haverfordwest or Aberystwyth
£35,922 to £43,257 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is advertised as Band 6/Annex 21 vacancy. Further information on Annex 21 can be found below.

The pulmonary rehabilitation team are offering the opportunity for a band 6 part-time (2 days per week) permanent physiotherapy position. The specialist physiotherapist would work alongside the MDT to provide rehabilitation with a variety of lung conditions to include but not limited to COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic asthma and bronchiectasis.

The service operates across the University Health Board including the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The post holder could be based either in Withybush or Bronglais hospital and mainly cover Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Pulmonary rehabilitation includes both class based exercise within community venues, education, assessments and home visits. We work closely with the national exercise referral scheme and are trying to develop links with 3rd sector activity providers to offer our service users further help after their rehabilitation course.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will form part of an existing team of physiotherapists responsible for the delivery of patient rehabilitation services within Hywel Dda University Health Board within their defined clinical area of clinical speciality. This will involve working in collaboration with inter and multi disciplinary teams (MDT) to deliver holistic care.

The post holder will be responsible for managing their own caseload which will involve self referrals as well as those from GP's, AHP's, Social Service practitioners and Consultants. They will operate as an autonomous professional with a high level of clinical and technical skill and expertise, using evidence base to plan, implement and evaluate the managementof clients.

The post holder will participate in the continuous professional development process, involving the education / supervising of junior staff and students.The post holder will play a key role in supporting service modernisation and development. This will include involvement in audit and service evaluation processes.

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of a flexible 7 day service, based on service need. This will be on a rota basis. The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of the on call respiratory service.

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 (six 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

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

This post is advertised as a Band 6, however applicants who do not currently hold all the necessary competencies to a Band 6 level are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Annex 21 rules whereby 70% of the top of Band 6 will be payable during the first 12 months, then 75% for 6 months until band 6 competencies have been completed. Applicants would be supported to develop their competencies required to fulfil the role within 12-18 months. Following successful completion and successful attainment of skills and competences for the role, the post holder will then be paid at band 6 (minimum point on the scale). As part of the Annex 21 process, there is no financial penalty to those who apply for this role where the percentage will cause a reduction in pay, subsequently a local protection would be put in place until the pay has caught up. Failure to achieve the competencies in the designated timeframe could result in re-deployment.

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 11/12/2023.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional registration as recognised by HPCP
  • Post graduate evidence of specialist education
  • CPD evidence
  • IT skills


  • 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
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Managing a diverse caseload using a clinical reasoning process
  • Inter-professional and team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Experience of staff supervision


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

Language Requirements


  • Welsh speaker (Level 1)



  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Withybush or Bronglais General Hospital - dependant on applicants location

Fishguard Road/Caradoc Road

Haverfordwest or Aberystwyth

SA61 2PZ

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