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Specialist Physiotherapist

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking experienced physiotherapists to join our rapidly developing stroke service in Carmarthenshire, supporting acute rehabilitation and early discharge from hospital.

If you have a passion for stroke rehabilitation working across the stroke pathway this could be the opportunity for you. You will be based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli supporting people who have predominantly experienced a stroke to return home from our acute stroke units.

The role will aim to deliver rehabilitation in hospital and at home in the local community to support transition from hospital and return to independence. To deliver a person-centred rehabilitation and transition pathway the post holder will work alongside the established acute and community stroke teams (in-reaching and out-reaching) to ensure good continuity of care.

We are advertising for 1 post holder - based in Prince Philip Hospital Llanelli.

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Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will have some experience of working with people who have experienced stroke and/or other life changing events and enjoy working as part of a multi professional team within the acute and community setting. You will work alongside acute and community colleagues and services to create a joined up rehabilitation pathway and positive experience for our population.

Whilst the role focusses on stroke, we require therapists who are adaptable to meet needs of patients with multiple and a variety of conditions as well as service priorities. Due to the nature of the role you will need to be able to travel within the County, as well as being flexible to travel across the Health Board on occasions.

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of on call respiratory service and future developments in 7 day working.

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

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

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 18/07/2024

Person Specification

Qualification 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 group.



  • 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
  • Negoitation of MDT working practices.
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of NHS working



  • Physically able to meet demands of the post (therapeutic manual Handling)to comply with Disability Discrimination Act.
  • 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


  • Wide range of interests

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Prince Philip Hospital

Bryngwyn Mawr


SA14 8QF

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