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Rotational Paediatric Physiotherapist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
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?

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.

The Paedaitric Physiotherapy Service has permanent Physiotherapist positions available on its comprehensive rotational scheme for staff who are available to start ASAP.

Main duties of the job

This will be a great opportunity to further develop your career in a supportive environment working with expert clinicians. You will need strong communication skills and the ability to work well within the multidisciplinary team to deliver safe and effective services to patients.

You may be required to work your normal contracted hours flexibly, in a variety of different working patterns, in response to the needs of the service. Following a period of induction you will be work as part of the respiratory on call and weekend duties.

We have long established links with both Cardiff University, for undergrad and post- grad Physiotherapy education, including the provision of student placements.

Community services form an integral part of this varied rotational scheme. The post holder must be able to travel, in a timely manner to undertake duties of the post at various locations.

The successful candidate will work alongside other members of the physiotherapy service and the wider multi-disciplinary teams providing services at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales (NACHfW), Llandough Children's Centre and St David's Children's Centre and in the Additional Learning Needs Services in schools in Cardiff and the Vale. Dependent on rotation, the post holder may be required to have a flexible approach to work to fulfil service needs.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
  • Recognised qualification degree/equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • H.C.P.C Registration
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Experience of working across a broad range of clinical areas at under-graduate level
  • Working within an NHS setting
SKILLS Essential
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and legible treatment records / statistical information.
  • Ability to communicate both with healthcare professionals and the public.
  • Competent IMT skills
  • Presentation skills
  • specialist physiotherapy clinical knowledge of a wide variety of conditions and treatments
  • evidence of relevant CPD
  • interest in paediatrics
  • enthusiastic
  • reliable

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