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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Cardiothoracic

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Cardiff and Vale UHB are able to offer an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking Physiotherapy team. We are looking for a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist to provide clinical leadership for our Cardio- Thoracic Physiotherapy team.

Cardiac services within Cardiff and Vale UHB provide cardio-thoracic surgery and interventional cardiology services, to patients within SE Wales. As the Regional centre for South East Wales, we are able to offer you experience within Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology / Cardiac Rehabilitation and Thoracic Surgery.

You must be able to demonstrate the relevant skills, experience and enthusiasm required to work within these clinical areas. The post is currently based at University Hospital Llandough, however the service will be relocating to the University Hospital of Wales in the Summer of 2024.

Our physiotherapists are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams and as a successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to provide high quality physiotherapy to patients with diverse presentations and complex physical conditions. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated physiotherapist who can provide decisive and effective therapy input and can demonstrate leadership qualities, high level of communication skills and a flexible approach when working under pressure.

Main duties of the job

They will manage a clinical case load, undertaking specialist clinical physiotherapy duties predominantly based within the specialist area. They will be responsible for planning and delivering education and specialist training and operationally manage a team, providing expert advice in their clinical field. They will work as an autonomous practitioner. They will undertake specialist clinical physiotherapy duties. They will act as an expert for Physiotherapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team within this specialist field.

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 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isLiving Well, Caring Well, Working Together,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable 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



  • Relevant qualification in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level
  • Evidence of M level learning or relevant higher-level qualification and experience


  • CSP membership
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent



  • Significant post registration clinical experience in a physiotherapy position at senior level in the specialist area of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • 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


  • Involvement in developing professional practice, and transforming service delivery
  • Experience of presenting to a range of audiences



  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to Cardio-Thoracic surgery and Cardiology eg manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the specialist field of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Ability to communicate with healthcare professionals and the public including people with communication difficulties
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Personal responsibility for learning and development


  • Quality Improvement & research methodology
  • Competent IMT
  • Effective Presentation Skills

Special Knowledge


  • Specialist physiotherapy knowledge in the clinical area
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management

Personal Qualities


  • Shows resilience under pressure and proactively manage own wellbeing
  • Able to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values


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



  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Experience in working flexibly in different work patterns to meet service needs
  • 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 the appropriate specialist 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

Heath Park


CF14 4XY

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