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Highly Specialist Team Lead Physiotherapist Rehabilitation

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a physiotherapist with significant post registration experience to lead the physiotherapy team within the Lakeside Wing Rehabilitation Unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. The post holder will be required to have a broad range of rehabilitation skills and experience of working within medicine. This will include the ability to adapt to different environments and provide rehabilitation in an innovative way to inspire those they work with and achieve the best possible outcomes for the patients we serve.

Main duties of the job

The post holder 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:
  • be professionally responsible for overseeing the day-to-day delivery of a high-quality physiotherapy service to lakeside wing
  • have previous senior clinical and leadership experience.
  • be able to provide expert clinical supervision, support and advice to the physiotherapy team
  • have excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills
  • work well within a multidisciplinary team
  • collaborate closely with key leaders/managers which will include identifying areas for service development and improvement, implementing transformational change
  • act as an expert for physiotherapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team within this specialist field
  • advocate and support patients' rights by promoting shared decision making, respecting individual choice and beliefs, ensuring privacy and dignity at all times
  • be able to adapt and flex to meet the demands of winter in medicine

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 missionis 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



  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level or relevant experience
  • Evidence of M level learning or relevant higher-level qualification and experience


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Significant post registration clinical experience in a physiotherapy position at senior level within the specialist area
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Evidence of clinical leadership and assisting in planning and developing of an existing service.
  • Change management experience
  • Experience of teaching other disciplines
  • Experience as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • NHS Experience


  • Experience of health promotion
  • Experience of presenting to a range of audiences
  • Involvement in developing professional practice, and transforming service delivery
  • Provided advice and support to other practitioners to develop skills and knowledge



  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the specialist field.
  • Coaching and training skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload
  • Ability to communicate with healthcare professional and the public, including people with communication difficulties
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research


  • Competent IMT skills

Special Knowledge


  • Specialist physiotherapy knowledge in the clinical area
  • Evidence of relevant C.P.D.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management

Personal Qualities


  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to cope under pressure, demonstrating resilience
  • Able to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Proactively manage own wellbeing


  • Demonstrate an interest and or skill set in service development / service planning



  • 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


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

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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