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Highly Specialist Team Lead Physiotherapist - MSK Occupational Health

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

We have an exciting opportunity for an existing or aspiring advanced practitioner to join our clinical leadership team. You will join a progressive team with a clear vision to deliver high quality care for the people of Cardiff and Vale, in alignment with our one team therapies, clinical rehabilitation model. You will lead our MSK Physiotherapy Occupational Health service, continuing its development in line with the Occupational Health and Physiotherapy service strategies.

You will contribute to our growing movement which is turning rhetoric to reality in delivering co-produced, value based and person-centred care. Support as part of daily practice is integral to our model in all four pillars. This includes support from our large team of clinical colleagues within Physiotherapy and the MSK multidisciplinary team (occupational health, podiatry, hand therapy, dietetics, psychology, orthopaedics, rheumatology and radiology) and from innovation and improvement, value-based healthcare and R& D teams. Our soon to be launched training and development framework and existing values-based appraisal's will align to the enhanced, advanced and consultant framework, enabling opportunities for everyone to progress across all 4 pillars of advanced and 5 pillars of consultant practice at a pace that suits them.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will lead our MSK Physiotherapy Occupational Health service, including both self-referral and manager referral models of care. This Health Board wide role will be based at University Hospital of Wales providing clinical leadership and delivery in both Occupational health and our Locality MSK Physiotherapy service. They will work with the team to deliver timely and accurate diagnosis, secondary prevention and supportive treatments, whilst transferring care to other specialities and MDT services appropriately. Our integrated model gives a unique opportunity for practice-based learning and quality improvement within a team environment where skills and processes are shared and grown. You will be supported, and support others to develop and progress skills in education, quality improvement, research and leadership.

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

Person Specification



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


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Masters level qualification or equivalent



  • Significant post registration clinical experience in a physiotherapy position at senior level in 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 as working as part of a multidisciplinary team Experience of teaching other disciplines


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



  • 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 Negotiation & influencing skills Proven leadership skills Ability to manage a clinical caseload Proven prioritisation Ability to communicate with healthcare professionals and the public including people with communication difficulties Ability to motivate others Interpersonal skills Adaptive team player Effective organisational skills Self-directed learning Ability to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information Evidence of involvement in audit and research Competent using Microsoft or similar packages Confident with digital technology platforms/apps Personal responsibility for learning and development


  • Quality Improvement & research methodology ? Presentation skills ? Competent IMT skills ? Analysis of statistical information ? Welsh Language ? Specialist skills within clinical area

Special Knowledge


  • Specialist physiotherapy knowledge in the clinical area. ? Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses ? Evidence of relevant C.P.D. ? Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management ? Knowledge of NHS systems

Personal Qualities


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


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



  • Willingness to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the service ? Experience in working in different work patterns ? Participate and experience in Emergency respiratory rota (if applicable to role) ? 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)


  • 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 wide

University Hospital of Wales


CF14 4XW

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