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Team Lead Physiotherapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity in Hywel Dda University Health Board with this Community Team Lead vacancy based in the county of Pembrokeshire. This post will support Leadership and Clinical Service delivery for Community Teams in this region of the Health Board.

Recent changes have resulted in the amalgamation of the North and South Pembrokeshire Community Teams into a single, county-wide service. This Team provides visits to patients homes as well as Residential and Nursing homes, provision of balance classes, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, provision of Physiotherapy into four wards (two slow stream rehabilitation ward, one Acute Adult Psychiatric ward and one Older Adult Psychiatric Assessment ward).

Community physiotherapy is required to provide a range of Neurological, Respiratory, Frailty/T&O and MSK interventions for patients from a wide range of backgrounds who are unable to access services elsewhere. Referrals come from Inpatients services, GP's, Mental Health services, other professionals and Consultants among other services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has proven leadership qualities and significant experience of working with complex case loads.

The University Health Board supports post graduate training and other forms of internal/external CPD.

Main duties of the job

As Team Lead, you will manage the waiting list, manage the annual leave, sickness reporting and recruitment of staff within the Community setting. You will also continue to develop the criteria of prioritisation and work closely with the Clinical Leads within the Community setting in the provision of a high-quality, proactive and effective service.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the MDT across the Acute and Community pathway supporting delivery of effective clinical interventions and service development for the future.

This candidate should be confident in dealing with staff management as well as clinical work.

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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o 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;o 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;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

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 07/10/2022.

Person Specification Qualification and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional registration as recognised by HCPC.
  • Training at Masters level, which includes a minimum of 60 accredited points,with clinical experience at an equivalent level.
  • MSc within relevant specialty.
  • Post graduate training within area of specialty.
  • Clinical Education Training Course.
  • Member of the chartered society of physiotherapy
  • Evidence of leadership courses/ qualifications
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-graduate experience within NHS; including relevant experience in specialist field.
  • Managing a complex caseload using an advanced clinical reasoning process
  • Significant experience working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Significant experience in multi agency team working within specialist area
  • Evidence of team management.
  • Experience of service development across professional boundaries
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessments
  • Experience of health promotion and preventative developments within service
  • Experience of referring for and analysing the results of tests
  • Teaching & educational assessment experience

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Withybush General Hospital

Fishguard Road


SA61 2PZ

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