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Senior Physiotherapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to operate in the Community Resource Team within Blaenau-Gwent. The individual will be working closely within the multi-disciplinary team, whilst working alongside colleagues within Health and Social Services. They will be expected to maintain a preventive mindset, operating closely with the Information, Advice and Assistance (IAA) Team.

The team operates out of ViTCC, covering the whole of the Borough. As a Physiotherapist, you will provide clinical and professional guidance. You will be supporting and assessing individuals requiring a physiotherapy and reablement service as well as individuals who may require a period of assessment to identify their needs and outcomes. You will be an integral part of the wider multidisciplinary service comprising of Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Rapid Response Team, Community Ward's, SALT and Reablement. You will be expected to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with a range of professionals and community organisations, in order to support individuals living in the local communities and in line with the Clinical Futures programme and place-based care.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of Physiotherapy within the Community Resource Team. Potentially contributing to Falls and remaining supportive of the development of students and rotational physiotherapists. Providing a preventative service and working closely with health and social colleagues as well as key working hospital discharges into the community setting. You will need to be a skilled physiotherapist who ideally possesses direct community experience and will be expected to carry a defined caseload of individuals requiring therapy support. You will be conversant with relevant legislation that informs the development of community care services locally and will be involved with any future proposed changes to services in Blaenau-Gwent.

To autonomously work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team ensuring best current, evidence based clinical management of patients. The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner and will have relevant post registration experience for the role and will undertake clinical duties as required.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapist
  • State Registered Physiotherapist
  • Relevant clinical educators' course or willing to undertake training
  • Appropriate range of postgraduate clinical education


  • MCSP
  • Active participation in relevant interest group



  • Broad range of post graduate clinical experience including comprehensive rotational experience
  • Specific experience in speciality applied for
  • Experience of participating in and delivering in-service training programmes
  • Experience of supervising staff


  • Evidence of having worked unsupervised
  • Evidence of having participated in on-call and weekend duties where appropriate
  • Evidence of having worked in the UK as a HPC registered Physiotherapist
  • Experience of facilitating learning with undergraduate students

skills & Knowledge


  • The ability to discuss the clinical reasoning process in the management of complex cases
  • The ability to identify and act upon adverse clinical signs
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written when interacting with members of the team, other staff, patients and their families
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Evidence of initiative
  • Good time management
  • The ability to discuss the ethos of clinical governance and its relevance in physiotherapy practice
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the NHS and the challenges facing the physiotherapy service
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development sufficient to meet HPC requirements


  • Appreciation of research principles and findings and the impact on clinical practice

Other requirements


  • The physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling as demanded by the job role
  • The ability to adapt to changes in work routine
  • Available for on-call and weekend duties where appropriate
  • The ability to move between sites within ABUHB or patients' residences if required by the job role


  • The ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board



Tredegar Business Park


NP22 3EL

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