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Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Port Talbot
Salary
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative Physiotherapist with high-level team skills to join the Children and Young Person's Weight Management Service. The successful applicant will be joining the multi-disciplinary service, offering a unique opportunity to influence, shape and develop the service.

The post is permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week), and provides a service across the Swansea Bay University Health Board areas in a variety of settings.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist with an excellent clinical knowledge and experience of working within children, young people and their families. You will be required to work with high level of autonomy managing a complex caseload and should be able to demonstrate a strong ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be responsible for the physiotherapy care of overweight and obese children including those with additional learning needs, multiple health concerns and complex social circumstances.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work with high level of autonomy managing a complex caseload and should be able to demonstrate a strong ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be responsible for the physiotherapy care of overweight and obese children including those with additional learning needs, multiple health concerns and complex social circumstances.

The team will consist of a clinical lead, a psychologist, a dietitian, a consultant paediatrician and support workers and will work to the All Wales Obesity Pathway for Children and Young People and Welsh Government standards. The post holder will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with children, young people, families, team colleagues and the wider systems, offering a broad range of interventions to include 1:1 as well as group interventions.

You will have the opportunity to supervise and mentor members of the team as well as receive supervision and mentoring in your role.

We offer both departmental and personal CPD time to support your development and are committed to the development of evidenced based practice, research and clinical audit. You will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings, interest groups and relevant CPD opportunities.

We are happy to discuss this position with interested candidates. For more information, please contact Helen.Jenkins6@wales.nhs.uk or Sioned.Quirke@wales.nhs.uk

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team will consist of a clinical lead, a psychologist, a dietitian, a consultant paediatrician and support workers and will work to the All Wales Obesity Pathway for Children and Young People and Welsh Government standards. The post holder will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with children, young people, families, team colleagues and the wider systems, offering a broad range of interventions to include 1:1 as well as group interventions.

You will have the opportunity to supervise and mentor members of the team as well as receive supervision and mentoring in your role.

We offer both departmental and personal CPD time to support your development and are committed to the development of evidenced based practice, research and clinical audit. You will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings, interest groups and relevant CPD opportunities.

Although this is a full time position, candidates wishing to work reduced hours/part time will be considered and we are happy to discuss this position with interested candidates. Please contact Sioned.Quirke@wales.nhs.uk or carla.nightingale@wales.nhs.uk for more information.

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

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Professional registration with HCPC
  • Post registration training in relevant area.


Desirable

  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification


Knowledge

Essential

  • MSc or its equivalent level of knowledge and advanced post graduate training/experience in relevant areas
  • Knowledge of the workings of Paediatric Physiotherapy services
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial broad range and specialist Paediatric experience.
  • Experience of specialist knowledge including Management of Common Paediatric disorders such as obesity, learning disabilities, diabetes and ASD
  • Substantial experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Supervision experience of students, physiotherapy assistants and junior staff.


Desirable

  • Experience of strategic planning process.
  • Experience of policy / service development.


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.


Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Address

Health Board Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway

Port Talbot

SA12 7BR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

130-AHP056-0424-B

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