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Specialist Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic and dedicated Physiotherapist seeking a rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals withinHywel Dda University Health Board?Look no further! We're currently have an opportunity for a highly motivated, driven and passionate Physiotherapist to join a dynamic Critical Care and Surgical Physiotherapy team in Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen. The Critical Care and Surgical Physiotherapy team provide rehabilitation to a wide range of patients who have been critically unwell, required a surgical procedure, have been medically unwell or as part of the Major Trauma Network pathway. We play a pivotal role in a patient's journey from critical care to home by linking with other members of the multidisciplinary team, attending board rounds and providing holistic patient centred care.

The post holder will work closely with inpatient and community colleagues, local MDT and community services, in order to maximise patient outcomes. Innovative practice and service development is encouraged and supported.

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of on call respiratory service and future developments in 7 day working.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly in the acute setting across surgical wards, medical wards and Critical Care. The post holder will be expected to be an autonomous practitioner providing specialist assessment clinical reasoning skills and managing a complex caseload daily. The case load will consist of complex respiratory, Major Trauma Network, medical and critical care rehabilitation patients.

The role includes the opportunity to provide respiratory teaching to staff members in order to upskill them to participate in the on call respiratory service. It also offers the opportunity to provide supervision and teaching to support workers, Band 5's and students alike.

Whilst the main focus of the role will be based in Glangwili Hospital, there is an expectation to work flexibly alongside services in Price Philip Hospital, Llanelli as required.

The post holder will be required to have the skills in order to participate in the respiratory On-call service. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

As part of the role, you will require extensive experience and expertise in the principles, standards and delivery of inpatient rehabilitation with demonstrable knowledge of managing a complex caseloads. The team is committed to providing a quality, comprehensive and sustainable service for our patients.

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 our 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 Health and Social Care Resource Centre 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

This is an opportunity to join a team that embraces innovative approaches to rehabilitation, empowering you to implement evidence-based practice to drive positive outcomes for your patients.

We provide a culture of collaboration and support where diversity of thoughts fuels innovation. Your ideas are not just heard, but actively encouraged.

As a service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and invest in their professional growth. We provide comprehensive opportunities for professional development, both internally and externally where staff are actively prompted to undertake post-graduate study (Opportunities to apply for shared funding).

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 27/05/2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional registration as recognised by HPCP
  • Post-Grad evidence of specialist education
  • CPD evidence
  • IT skills


  • Post-graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant specialty
  • Clinical Education Training Course.
  • Member of C.S.P
  • Active participation of specialist interest groups



  • Post-graduate experience in relevant clinical specialty
  • Completion of junior competency framework
  • Practical experience to a level that would enable participation on the respiratory on call rota
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Managing a diverse caseload using a clinical reasoning process
  • Inter-professional and team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Experience of Staff supervision


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Negotiation of MDT working practices
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of NHS working



  • Evidence of teaching/In Service Training
  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service
  • Prepared to participate in on call and extended service
  • Ability to travel between sites and in community in a timely manner

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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