Team Lead Highly Specialist Physiotherapist (Acute Stroke)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Physiotherapist to Lead the acute stroke team in UHW. The post will operationally lead the acute Stroke Team working closely with the Prinicipal Physiotherapist for stroke rehabilitation and the other highly specialist physiotherapists in Stroke rehabilitation and Early supported discharge . They will also liase with the existing Physiotherapy Team Leaders within the service and wider MDT staff to meet the service needs.

This post also manages the acute stroke weekend rota for physiotherapy . Currently within the advertised hours this would include 6 weekends per year as part of annualised hours. We have the opportunity to consider increasing the hours by increasing the frequency of weekends worked. The current hours would need to be worked over 4 days .

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a dynamic and innovative neuro-rehabilitation physiotherapist with significant post registration experience and skills. They will be expected to carry a varied and complex caseload, lead a team of registered and non-registered physiotherapy staff while also working effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will need to:- have broad experience of working within physiotherapy services delivering rehabilitation within Neurology- have previous senior clinical and leadership experience- be able to provide expert clinical supervision, support and advice to the Physiotherapy Team- be responsible for the daily management of staff and work flow within their designated staff group- to maintain professional standards within the Physiotherapy Team- have excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills- work well within a multidisciplinary team- be able to contribute to the smooth running of the wider physiotherapy service- to contribute to data collection and analysis

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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 Essential
  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level or relevant experience
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of M level learning or relevant higher-level qualification
Experience Essential
  • oSignificant post registration clinical experience in a physiotherapy position at senior level within the specialist area
  • oExperience of providing clinical supervision
  • oEvidence of clinical leadership and assisting in planning and developing of an existing service.
  • oChange management experience
  • oExperience of teaching other disciplines
  • oExperience as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oNHS Experience
  • oExperience of presenting to a range of audiences
  • oInvolvement in developing professional practice, and transforming service delivery
  • oProvided advice and support to other practitioners to develop skills and knowledge
Skills Essential
  • oHighly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • oAbility to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the field of rehabilitation and frailty
  • oCoaching and training skills
  • oProven leadership skills
  • oAbility to manage a clinical caseload
  • oAbility to communicate with healthcare professional and the public, including people with communication difficulties
  • oEffective organisational skills
  • oAbility to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information
  • oEvidence of involvement in audit and research
  • oCompetent IMT skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • oSpecialist physiotherapy knowledge in the clinical area
  • oEvidence of relevant C.P.D.
  • oAwareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management
Personal Qualities Essential
  • oEnthusiastic
  • oAbility to cope under pressure, demonstrating resilience
  • oAble to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values
Other Essential
  • oWillingness to work flexible hours
  • oExperience in working flexibly in different work patterns
  • oAble to travel, in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the job, this may include cross site working or various locations, carrying sensitive information and bulky equipment
  • oMembership of relevant special interest group
  • oThe ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

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