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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Intermediate Care

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Hywel Dda University Health Board present an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our Intermediate Care Team in Pembrokeshire as Band 7 Clinical Physiotherapy Lead, leading the Front of House Therapy services (A&E/ACDU/SDEC), focused on rapid turnaround of patients and flow of patients out of the Hospital.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, the post holder will support the development of person centred and streamlined clinical pathways over 7 days as well as deliver and oversee Physiotherapy input/resource within the Front of House services as part of Intermediate Care, to provide timely and patient-centred care.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual, passionate about the value of physiotherapy to maintain momentum in transforming our services across partner organisations for the people of Pembrokeshire. The Physiotherapist will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable in their approach as services continue to evolve. We actively promote post-graduate study with shared funding opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The ability and skills to work autonomously and alongside team members in a coordinating and clinical role. The successful applicant will provide clinical leadership, specialist expertise and supervision to Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistant Practitioners, and students. There is a strong educational element to the role by promoting Therapy and delivering training both within and external to the team.

As a versatile postgraduate, you will have a strong clinical grounding in older people rehabilitation, wide experience in Frailty, Neurological, Cardio-Respiratory and MSK conditions, and a good understanding of Front of House services, Frailty pathway, Intermediate Care Services, Community services, and the wider Therapy team. As part of the Physiotherapy Service, you will work seamlessly with the other teams that act within the Front of House and Intermediate Care Services.

We are looking for an individual with great interpersonal skills to network with Acute and Community colleges to co-ordinate a responsive, seamless service across pathways and sectors. You will have organisational ability and a commitment to service development by developing the evidence base for evaluation through audit, clinical effectiveness, and research activity. As appropriate, there will be an expectation to deputise for senior management.

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 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 in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four 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

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 06/07/2022.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Current professional registration with HCPC
  • Degree or recognised equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Significant post graduate specialist education within relevant clinical area at level equivalent to Masters or equivalent experience
  • MSc within relevant specialty
  • Evidence of leadership courses/qualifications
  • Member of professional body/Specialist Interest Group
  • Non medical prescribing qualification
  • Post graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant area
  • Clinical/Practice Education Training course
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-graduate experience; including relevant experience in specialist field
  • Managing a complex caseload using an advanced clinical reasoning process
  • Significant experience working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Significant experience in multi agency team working within specialist area
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical
  • Evidence of team management.
  • Experience of service development across professional boundaries
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessments
  • Experience of health promotion and preventative developments within service
  • Experience of referring for and analysing the results of tests
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Flexible approach to needs of the service
  • Wide range of interests

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