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Highly Specialist Team Lead Physiotherapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Physiotherapist to lead the Physiotherapy provision within Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP). The Highly Specialist Team Lead Physiotherapist will operationally lead the physiotherapy team working closely with the Principal Physiotherapist for Mental Health.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative, experienced physiotherapist with proven leadership and rehabilitation clinical skills to join the MHSOP Service providing care to older adults with functional and organic mental health needs within an inpatient, outpatient and community setting.

There are 70 beds based on site comprising of 3 dementia and 2 functional wards and the day unit providing an enhanced high intensity service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a dynamic and innovative rehabilitation physiotherapist with significant post registration experience and skills. They will be expected to carry a varied and complex caseload, lead a team of registered and non-registered physiotherapy staff while also working effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will need to:
  • be professionally responsible for the overseeing the day to day delivery of a high quality physiotherapy service to older people with mental health problems.
  • have previous senior clinical and leadership experience.
  • be able to provide expert clinical supervision, support and advice to the physiotherapy team.
  • have excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills
  • work well within a multidisciplinary team.
  • collaborate closely with key leaders/managers which will include identifying areas for service development and improvement, implementing transformational change.
  • act as an expert for Physiotherapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team within this specialist field.
  • advocate and support patients' rights by promoting shared decision making, respecting individual choice and beliefs, ensuring privacy and dignity at all times.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English 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 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 is Caring 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
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level or relevant experience
  • oEvidence of M level learning or relevant higher-level qualification and experience
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration clinical experience in a physiotherapy position at senior level within the specialist area
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Evidence of clinical leadership and assisting in planning and developing of an existing service.
  • Change management experience
  • Experience of teaching other disciplines
  • Experience as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • NHS Experience
  • Experience of health promotion
  • Experience of presenting to a range of audiences
  • Involvement in developing professional practice, and transforming service delivery
  • Provided advice and support to other practitioners to develop skills and knowledge
Skills Essential
  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the specialist field.
  • Coaching and training skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload
  • Ability to communicate with healthcare professional and the public, including people with communication difficulties
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research
  • Competent IMT skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • oSpecialist physiotherapy knowledge in the clinical area
  • oEvidence of relevant C.P.D.
  • oAwareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management
Personal Qualities Essential
  • oEnthusiastic
  • oAbility to cope under pressure, demonstrating resilience
  • oAble to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values
  • oAbility to demonstrate empathy
  • oProactively manage own wellbeing
  • oDemonstrate an interest and or skill set in service development / service planning
Other Essential
  • oAble 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
  • oMembership of relevant special interest group
  • oThe ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

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