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Specialist Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hywel Dda Health Board present an exciting opportunity for a motivated, driven and passionate Physiotherapist to join our multi-disciplinary front of house team in Carmarthenshire as a TOCALS (Transfer of Care Advice and Liaison Service) Physiotherapist. TOCALS support a variety of patients, presentations and pathologies, including those experiencing falls and frailty, neurological conditions, cardio respiratory conditions and trauma and orthopaedic problems (including major trauma patients). As a service we support prevention of unnecessary admission into an acute hospital, to avoid the risks associated with this. Our drive is to achieve person centred care, which considers the patient holistically, promoting the person's independence and wellbeing. We play a pivotal role in promoting excellent links between acute, intermediate, community and third sector services this is vital to ensure continuity of care, and promote a right care, in the right place, at the first time approach

Main duties of the job

The post holder will require a broad array of clinical experience due to the diverse population who present to front of house services. They will need to be able to provide specialist assessments with a focus upon discharge planning, from which they can develop and implement co-produced, personalised plans for patients. The post holder will play a key role in following the patients' journeys through hospital, and out into the community. They will also cover wider inpatient areas, depending on service needs.

The post holder will require excellent communication skills to work alongside the multidisciplinary team, and a wide array of fellow services who we work alongside.

The ability to work in high pressure and fast pace environments is paramount for this role, and being able to manage a clinical caseload alongside monitoring the safety of more junior members of the Physiotherapy Team.

The post holder will contribute actively to service development which is necessary to ensure the service can continue to meet the ever changing needs of the population who we support.

The role will include the opportunity to provide supervision and teaching to support workers, university students, and possibly Band 5s.

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

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of a flexible 7-day service, based on service need and rota basis. They will have the skills required to participate in the respiratory On-call service.

The ability to travel to location in the community is required to support the out-reach services provided by TOCALS. Cross site cover may be required (Prince Philip Hospital).

The University Health Board proactively supports training and development both as part of internal and external CPD.

This is an opportunity to join a team that embraces innovative approaches to prevention of avoidable hospital admissions, 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.

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 10.07.2024

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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