Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Pontypridd
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year Per Annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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The Clinical Specialist Respiratory post holder will be required to work flexibly across secondary care and in community settings, providing pulmonary rehabilitation and community respiratory input for patients in the Merthyr, Cynon and Rhondda Taf Ely areas. They will be responsible for own daily highly specialist/expert complex caseload as an autonomous practitioner, and act as a highly specialist clinical resource, disseminating expert information to physiotherapy colleagues, the general public and other health care professionals, in Primary, Secondary care, Domiciliary and Educational settings.

The post holder will work with the clinical lead Physiotherapist to review service provision, and be responsible with the clinical lead for developing the respiratory rehabilitation service. This will be underpinned by regularly undertaking research/audit within the Respiratory Physiotherapy service, developing an advanced practice portfolio and implementing best practice in line with National Guidelines.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would be required to travel from community venues and between hospital sites as required, to provide expert respiratory physiotherapy treatment. The post holder will develop and deliver pulmonary rehabilitation services in the Rhondda Taff Ely area, as well as providing community respiratory input for those in the Merthyr Cynon and Taff Ely areas of the health board.

The post holder needs to be highly motivated and dynamic to work across the respiratory pathway, liaising and supporting the wider respiratory team. They will provide clinical leadership in the service, being actively involved in service improvement, national audit, local health board respiratory special interest groups.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team


We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Description & Person Specification attached.

The Clinical Specialist Respiratory post holder will be required to work flexibly across secondary care and in community settings, providing pulmonary rehabilitation and community respiratory input for patients in the Merthyr, Cynon and Rhondda Taf Ely areas.
  • To act as an autonomous practitioner providing expert assessment in the field of Adult Respiratory Physiotherapy.
  • To use highly specialised, advanced clinical reasoning skills to determine a differential diagnosis.
  • To deliver advanced treatment techniques and advice to patients (and their carers) with highly complex Respiratory presentations.
  • To independently manage their own daily complex caseload as part of a multidisciplinary team, triaging patients to reduce the impact on waiting lists; ensuring that patients are seen by the most appropriate healthcare professional.
  • To be responsible for the effective treatment and management of adults accessing a respiratory services in a variety of acute, community and domiciliary settings, including assessment, care planning and rehabilitation.
  • To take a lead role in the post-graduate education of physiotherapy colleagues and other professions.
  • Imparting knowledge and skills, guiding further knowledge acquisition and acting as a mentor.
  • To undertake relevant research/audit within Respiratory Physiotherapy Service, developing an advanced practice portfolio and implementing best practice in line with National Guidelines.


Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • HCPC Registration.
  • Evidence of relevant, specialised post graduate courses/CPD.
  • Knowledge of appropriate clinical guidelines - Local and National.
Experience Essential
  • Extensive post-graduate clinical experience in Respiratory Physiotherapy at band 6 level.
  • Experience of working within healthcare systems.
  • Extensive experience of highly technical physical Respiratory therapy skills.
Desirable
  • Experience of working alongside Respiratory Consultants or similar
Aptitude and Abilities Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, nonverbal and written)
  • The physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling, equipment and advanced manual treatment techniques.
  • Coaching/mentoring/ presentation/instructing/ class taking skills
  • Good IT skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively within a team environment
Desirable
  • The ability to speak or learn Welsh to a satisfactory level
Circumstances Essential
  • Ability to carry out full range of duties (including travel between the various hospital, community and domiciliary settings) in a timely manner.


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110-AHP083-0622
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