The Clinical Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic post holder will be required to act as a highly specialist clinical resource, disseminating expert information to physiotherapy colleagues. They will be expected to take a lead role in the education of post-graduate physiotherapy colleagues and other professions. Imparting knowledge and skills, guiding further knowledge acquisition and acting as a mentor.
The post holder will work with the clinical lead Physiotherapist to review service provision, and be responsible with the clinical lead for developing the Trauma and Orthopaedic service. This will be underpinned by regularly undertaking research/audit within the Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy service, developing an advanced practice portfolio and implementing best practice in line with National Guidelines.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will develop and deliver Inpatient Trauma and Orthopaedic services at Princess of Wales Hospital.
The post holder needs to be highly motivated and dynamic to work across the Trauma and Orthopaedic pathway, liaising and supporting the wider Orthopaedic team. They will provide clinical leadership in the service, being actively involved in service improvement, national audit & Orthopaedic special interest groups.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
We live by our core values:
- We listen, learn and improve
- We treat everyone with respect
- We all work together as one team
We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.
Job description Job responsibilities
Job Description & Person Specification attached.
The Clinical Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic post holder will be required to provide Trauma and Orthopaedic for patients in the Bridgend area.
- To act as an autonomous practitioner providing expert assessment in the field of Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy.
- To use highly specialised, advanced clinical reasoning skills to determine a differential diagnosis.
- To deliver advanced treatment techniques and advice to patients (and their carers) with highly complex Trauma and Orthopaedic presentations.
- To independently manage their own daily complex caseload as an autonomous practitioner.
- To be responsible for implementing change within own practice and influencing and monitoring standards of physiotherapy practice within the team.
- To take a lead role in the post-graduate education of physiotherapy colleagues and other professions.
- Imparting knowledge and skills, guiding further knowledge acquisition and acting as a mentor.
- To undertake relevant research/audit within the Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Service, developing an advanced practice portfolio and implementing best practice in line with National Guidelines.
Person Specification Knowledge Essential
- Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
- HCPC Registration.
- Evidence of relevant, specialised post graduate courses/CPD.
- Knowledge of appropriate clinical guidelines - Local and National.
- Extensive post-graduate clinical experience in T&O Physiotherapy at band 6 level.
- Experience of working within healthcare systems.
- Experience of managing a team of staff
- Experience of audit/research (clinical or Organisational)
Aptitude and Abilities Skills Essential
- Excellent communication skills (verbal, nonverbal and written)
- The physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling, equipment and advanced manual treatment techniques.
- Coaching/mentoring/ presentation/instructing/skills
- Good IT skills.
- Ability to work efficiently and effectively within a team environment
- The ability to speak or learn Welsh to a satisfactory level
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