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Specialist Physiotherapist - Trauma

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are offering a part time opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join our Trauma team within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The University Hospital of Wales is the Major Trauma centre for South Wales. In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, working across a variety of trauma wards , gaining experience in the acute rehabilitation of a wide range of trauma patients. These patients include a diverse range of trauma / polytrauma conditions, acute spinal injuries and spinal surgery.

Our physiotherapists are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams and as a successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to provide high quality physiotherapy to patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions. You will develop and deliver individualised treatment programmes, whilst growing your specialist experience and leadership skills in a welcoming and supportive environment.

To be considered for this post you must be able to demonstrate the relevant skills, experience and enthusiasm required to work within these clinical settings.

The department has close links with Cardiff University School of Physiotherapy and you will also be responsible for the provision of clinical placements to Physiotherapy students.

You may be required to work your normal contracted hours flexibly in a variety of different working patterns in response to the needs of the service where they are placed.

Main duties of the job

To work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver physiotherapy services to patients within these specialist clinical areas. This will include patients with multi-pathology and complex need and those with cognitive and behavioural problems.

They will have responsibility for managing their own patient caseload. They will participate in the on call service (overnight and weekends) where they will work independently, managing the respiratory needs of complex critically ill patients.

In addition they will provide support for the clinical supervision of physiotherapists, student physiotherapists and support staff.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English 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

Informal enquiries welcomed

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Significant post registration experience in the specialist areas
  • Previous clinical experience relevant to post
  • Broad experience across physiotherapy
  • Experience as working as part of an MDT
  • Active involvement in service development and quality initiatives
  • NHS Experience


  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Experience of teaching other disciplines



  • Demonstrate specialist skills within the specialist clinical area
  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g. manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Excellent communication skills with healthcare professional and the public
  • Proven ability to motivate others, promote coproduction and empower others
  • Personal responsibility for learning and development


  • Presentation skills

Special Knowledge


  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
  • Evidence of relevant C.P.D.



  • Experience of participation in respiratory on call duties.
  • Experience in working flexibly in different work patterns , willingness to work flexible hours
  • Able 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 (if applicable to role)


  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role
  • Membership of relevant special interest group

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Professional confidence
  • Ability to cope under pressure. demonstrating resilience

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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