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Principal Paediatric Physiotherapist for the Childrens Hospital

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to live and work in a commutable location and be part of a great organisation? Are you looking to develop your clinical and leadership skills in a busy paediatric community setting across Cardiff and the Vale.

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales hosting national and international events, where people are proud of where they live. Cardiff ranks highly for quality of life for cities in Europe, boasting a vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle with a growing population.

Cardiff and Vale University Health board is a large teaching health board delivering super regional as well as local services with close links to Cardiff University. The University has a high profile teaching, research and development role within the UK and abroad. So together we are training the next generation of health professionals

A rare opportunity has arisen for an innovative and strategically minded individual to lead and develop the acute paediatric physiotherapy service. This role will encompass the whole of the in-patient service working closely withe AHP lead for specialist rehabilitation and will be operationally responsible for the day-to-day service delivery. The role will have close links with the clinical lead in the community, tertiary and orthopaedic services to provide co-ordinated care for our most complex children and young people.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide expert clinical leadership to support the delivery of physiotherapy across the pathway. The post holder will provide clinical leadership and day to day operational management for the physiotherapy team based within the Childrens Hospital For Wales. The role will also support the physiotherapy paediatric service lead to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe care and will support the development of clinical pathways within the health board and Network, through expert knowledge, clinical leadership and education.

The successful person will have excellent communication and influencing skills, a broad experience of working across paediatrics and have worked successfully with a range of professionals and patients. You will be able to work on your own as well as within a multi-disciplinary team. You will hold a case load and need to be able to plan, deliver and monitor interventions and to communicate sensitively and effectively.

In return, we are highly committed to CPD, staff development and you will have opportunities to be involved in research. You will be supported in the role by both the service lead and a Head of Service.

We welcome enquiries and encourage you to visit to find out more.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh 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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Evidence of M Level Learning in specialist field
  • MSc
Leadership Essential
  • Evidence of leading teams
  • Evidence of implementing and leading on change
  • Project management experience
Experience Essential
  • Experience across the whole of community Paediatric services
  • Clinical Expert
  • Experience of managing change
  • knowledge of the ALN act and its implications

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