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Clinical Specialist in Chronic Cardiorespiratory Community

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Griffithstown, Pontypool
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Chronic Respiratory Community based at County Hospital, Pontypool.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly skilled clinician experienced in all aspects of chronic respiratory physiotherapy. A forward thinking clinician with the skills to combine highly specialist clinical practice with innovation you will be committed to following best practice and the promotion of high quality physiotherapy services. As the clinical specialist for chronic respiratory within the physiotherapy respiratory community team you will have demonstrable leadership qualities and excellent communication and time management skills with proven abilities to build networks across sites and disciplines. Through your knowledge of emerging clinical advances within the speciality, you will be expected as part of the senior clinical respiratory team to advise the Operational Manager and Senior Management team to inform future service development.

Main duties of the job

Whilst based in County Hospital, the role will support and deliver services across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and in reach as appropriate to the inpatient setting. The post holder will work within a team supported by a Clinical Lead and other clinical specialists, and alongside them provide senior leadership within the wider physiotherapy service.

The Physiotherapy Service encourages staff development through internal and external training programmes, including speciality forums, clinical audit, research and clinical supervision and mentoring. We have a structured personal appraisal system in place with annual reviews.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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.

We strongly encourage any applicants to contact the Clinical Lead for Chronic Cardiorespiratory for further information.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Diploma/ Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration.
  • Appropriate range of post graduate clinical education
  • Accredited post graduate specialist courses/ training relevant to role
  • Completion of clinical educators course


  • MCSP
  • Working towards post-graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant area
  • Relevant leadership courses/ qualifications
  • Active participant in relevant interest group



  • Significant post-graduate experience relevant to specialty as band 6
  • Significant experience managing a complex caseload working within relevant specialty
  • People management skills
  • Experience in undertaking and participating clinical audit
  • Experience in developing and implementing clinical guidelines
  • Experience in staff development including teaching and training
  • Experience in supervising staff
  • Experience in presenting to a range of audiences
  • Experienced in taking students


  • Experience in leading a team
  • Contribution to change management and innovation in clinical practice
  • Understand research principles/ published work
  • Work closely with MDT
  • Represent the profession in public/professional arena
  • Integrating service user in service development
  • Worked as a HCPC registered physiotherapist

Skills and Knowledge


  • Advanced clinical reasoning and management of complex cases
  • Identify adverse clinical signs
  • Reflective practice
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Working effectively in a team
  • Initiative/ time management
  • Design and lead a training programme
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • NHS challenges related to service delivery
  • National and local clinical guidelines
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Managed personnel issues
  • IT literate
  • Research and impact on clinical practice



  • Clear reason for applying for this post
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility work role
  • Ability to move between sites as required by the job role


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


County Hospital

Coed-y-Gric Road

Griffithstown, Pontypool


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