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Specialist Physiotherapist (Community)

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic and dedicated Physiotherapist seeking a rewarding opportunity?Look no further! We're currently seeking a highly skilled, driven Physiotherapist to join our Releasing Time to Care Review Team (RTTCRT).

As a Specialist Community Physiotherapist, you'll contribute to a paradigm that prioritises individual uniqueness and empowers patients to achieve optimal function and vitality. Our culture is built on collaboration, and where your passion meets purpose, and your commitment becomes a catalyst shaping the rehabilitation narrative of our community.

Who are we?

We are an innovative, well-established integrated review team consisting ofOccupational Therapists, Therapy Support Workers and Social Workers. We strive to deliver the right support, at the right time in the right place as close to home as possible and can't wait to welcome a Physiotherapist into this team - recognising the valuable expertise they would bring in regard to rehabilitation and maximising individual independence.

Often following a period of illness, injury or disease progression, individuals require an increased level of care and support. As a RTTCRT, we want to support that individual during this period to recover and rehabilitate in their own homes and assess their needs ongoingly.

Main duties of the job

You would carry out a review assessment of the individual, with the aim of providing intervention, and rehabilitation to improve function, reduce risk of de-conditioning and improve the physical and psychological well-being of these individuals.

Following intervention, with support from the wider MDT in this team, you would proportionately assess and agree what long term support they require. Optimising on the individual's independent capacity to care for themselves and utilisation of specialist equipment before prescribing the least invasive package of care for the individual. Aiming to improve the lives of people who require support in the community and ensure prudent utilisation of our scarce caring resource.

As a versatile postgraduate, you will need to have a strong clinical grounding in older people rehabilitation, complex manual handling, and knowledge in diverse conditions.

Successful applicants will require an excellent ability to work autonomously, managing and prioritising a diverse caseload, have proven clinical reasoning/problem solving skills and provide comprehensive and professional interventions through the review assessment process. They will possess motivational and reassurance skills and be expected to support and play a role in supervising junior Physiotherapy staff, therapy support workers and students.

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

As a team, we have an excellent reputation for our recent innovation and leadership to unite, transform and evolve our services according to the changing needs of our population.

The post holder will be an integral part of our integrated RTTCRT and have strong connections with the wider community Physiotherapists for professional supervision, training and integration.

You will be required to participate with the Physiotherapy respiratory on-call service which is on a rota basis (training available if you dont currently have these skills) and, in the future, based on service need, provision of a flexible 7-day service.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual, passionate about the value of community Physiotherapy and rehabilitation to maintain momentum in transforming our community services across the organisation for the people of Carmarthenshire and future generations.

We provide a culture of collaboration and support where diversity of thoughts fuels innovation. Your ideas are not just heard, but actively encouraged.

As a Physiotherapy service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and the importance of offering learning opportunities to support staff in their development, both internally and externally. Staff are actively promoted to undertake post-graduate study with opportunities to apply for shared funding.

The pandemic has taught us more than ever the importance of work life balance and we encourage remote working when appropriate and flexible working arrangements.

A full job description and person specification is 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 29/07/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional registration as recognised by HPCP
  • Post graduate 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


Building 7, St Davids Park

Job's Well Road


SA31 3HB

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