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Specialist Static Physiotherapist - Acute Medical

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about delivering excellent Physiotherapy and patient care within the acute medical field?

If so we have an exciting opportunity for you to join SBU's Physiotherapy team working across the downstream wards at Morriston Hospital. The post holder will join a large, highly motivated team of clinicians providing expert assessment to acutely unwell adults across the medical specialities, including:
  • Respiratory
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • COTE & frailty
  • Admissions/emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious diseases

The post holder will work synergistically with primary & secondary care MDT's to facilitate timely and effective patient flow.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a holistic approach to patient care, working with a wide range of complex conditions. You will be part of a supportive MDT, where your specialist skills will be valued.

Our team believes that gold standard patient care begins with a positive working environment promoting continuous learning, service development and individual empowerment. We hold a weekly IST and encourage initiatives for service development. We value regular supervision and mentoring sessions.

We have established links with Cardiff University, for undergrad and post- grad Physio education, including provision of student placements. For further information about this job please contact us.

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

Main duties of the job

Main Duties
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to the specialist caseload across various sites within the SBUHB as the service requires.
  • To work primarily within the downstream medical wards in Morriston Hospital, but to work flexibly across the medical/frailty physiotherapy service, as required.
  • To manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs within this setting, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, maintaining associated records.
  • To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.
  • To provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal as delegated by supervisor.
  • To supervise Physiotherapy students on clinical placements
  • To deputise for the Senior Physiotherapists in their absence as required
  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including a 7-day shift pattern, with extended working hours covering 365 days of the year.
  • To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in an in-service training scheme.
  • To work across the Health Board and travel between SBU Health Board sites as required to support service delivery
  • To be an active participant in the on call rota

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want 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 or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and 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 that our 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

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.

If you require additional information that is not provided by the job description or person specification, please do not hesitate to contact.

Person Specification

Skills & Experience


  • Experience of working in a physiotherapy department
  • Broad range of experience as a band 5 physiotherapist in a rotational post
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Demonstrates respiratory physiotherapy competence and able to participate in the on-call respiratory rota.
  • Experience of working with frail older adults


  • Experience in critical care
  • Supervision of other staff e.g. assistants /technical instructors
  • Experience of complex discharge planning.



  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of comprehensive & advanced CPD maintained in a portfolio


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups



  • Involvement in CSP Special Clinical Interest Group or examples of evidence to prove clinical interest/development appropriate to the band 6 role
  • An understanding of Student or Physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff or students or assistants
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Evidence of remaining up to date with professional practice and new research
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services including experience of quality issues and audit
  • IT skills


  • Knowledge of the workings of community physiotherapy services

Professional Attributes


  • Flexible
  • Reliable, motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Upholds values of SBU

Aptitude & Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and effectively delegate
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Health Board policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel between SBU Health Board sites and community locations to support service delivery.
  • Problem solving/analytical ability
  • Conflict resolution skills and team building skills
  • Able to travel between health board sites


  • oAbility to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital

Heol Maes Eglwys



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