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Physiotherapist Specialist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Specialist Physiotherapist - Cardiff Community Resource Team

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative physiotherapist to join the physiotherapy team within the Cardiff Community Resource Team. You will work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team delivering physiotherapy to prevent admission, facilitatehospital discharge and provide rehabilitation towards patient centred goals.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative, experienced physiotherapist with proven rehabilitation clinical skills to join the Cardiff Community Resource Team.

You will work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team and deliver physiotherapy to patients in community settings to prevent admission, facilitate hospital discharge and also deliver rehabilitation to this group of patients to prevent further deterioration. You may also be required to work within Cardiff Community Resource Team projects and developments such as Stay Steady Clinics, Single Point of Access and dementia services. You will need to be able to demonstrate a wide variety of clinical skills including frailty, falls and complex multipathologies. In addition to your clinical skills you require proven problem-solving skills to prevent hospital admission, resilience and flexibility in dealing with changes in service provision. You will have responsibility for supervising physiotherapists and support staff within the service. You require good time management, and prioritising skills working closely with the multidisciplinary team members. There will be support for Continuous Professional Development in line with the KSF outline.

The Cardiff Community Resource Team is a 7 dayservice and therefore, you would be expected to be part of our weekend rota.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in physiotherapy// H.C.P.C. Registration// Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience in the specialist area// Previous clinical experience relevant to post// Broad experience across physiotherapy// Experience as working as part of an MDT// Active involvement in service development and quality initiatives NHS Experience
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision// Experience of teaching other disciplines
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate specialist skills within the specialist clinical area// Proactive and show initiative// Understand the legal responsibilities of the Profession// Ability to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information// Competent using Microsoft or similar packages// Confident with digital technology platforms/apps// Personal responsibility for learning and development// Evidence of involvement in audit and research// Highly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g. manual techniques and therapeutic handling// Proven ability to manage a clinical caseload// Excellent communication skills with healthcare professional and the public// Proven ability to motivate others, promote coproduction and empower others// Ability to alter communication styles// Interpersonal skills: Adaptive/ flexible team player// Effective organisational skills
  • Presentation skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses// Evidence of relevant C.P.D.// Specialist physiotherapy clinical knowledge in the clinical area// Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Professional confidence// Enthusiastic// Ability to demonstrate empathy// Friendly and approachable// Reliable// Ability to cope under pressure: demonstrating resilience// Proactively manage own wellbeing// Able to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values
Other Essential
  • Willingness to work flexible hours// Experience in working flexibly in different work patterns// 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
  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role// Membership of relevant special interest group

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