This is a Fixed Term / Secondment post until 31/10/2025. If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.
Hywel Dda Health Board presents an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lead, experienced physiotherapist in falls and frailty to join our integrated community team here in Carmarthenshire. As a team, we have an excellent reputation for our recent innovation and leadership to unite, transform and evolve our services according to the changing needs of our population.
This is a 3-year fixed term post utilising welcomed Tywi/Taf (2T's) GP cluster funding. The post holder will lead on the delivery plan for falls and frailty services within the cluster whilst working closely with the acute and community physiotherapy team within Carmarthenshire and the wider Health Board.
Main duties of the job
There are already 3 generic Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioners working within the clusters in Carmarthenshire and we're looking for an enthusiastic team lead to inspire and motivate the growing workforce.
We are looking for an individual with great interpersonal skills to network with acute and community colleges to co-ordinate a responsive, seamless service across pathways and sectors. You will have organisational ability and a commitment to service development by developing the evidence base for evaluation through audit, clinical effectiveness and research activity. As appropriate, there will be an expectation to deputise for senior management.
As a versatile postgraduate, you will need to have a strong clinical grounding in older people rehabilitation, expertise in falls and frailty syndrome, neurological conditions, cardio respiratory conditions, MSK problems and a good understanding of current issues affecting community services. You will work autonomously as a highly skilled practitioner managing a clinical caseload of patients with diverse and complex health and social care needs and alongside members of the MDT in a managerial and clinical role.The successful applicant will provide clinical leadership, specialist expertise and supervision to junior physiotherapists and students and generic rehabilitation assistants. There will be a strong educational element to the role as a clinical expert.
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:
- Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
- 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;
- 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;
- Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
- Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.
Job description Job responsibilities
As a physiotherapy service, we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset and investment into the individual as a person as much as their professional development is important. We actively promote post-graduate study with shared funding opportunities. The pandemic has taught us more than ever the importance of work life balance and we encourage remote working when appropriate and flexible working arrangements.
The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of a flexible 7 day service and participation on the respiratory on-call rota with adequate training as required. This will be on a rota basis.
The ability to travel across the county is required and although based in Carmarthen, there may be times when travel within the county and the Health Board will be required.
Please feel free to get in touch if you require any further information in regards to this post.
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 10/10/2022.
Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
- Professional registration as recognised by HCPC.
- Significant accredited post graduate specialist physiotherapy courses within relevant clinical area
- Advanced training to Masters level training
- MSc within relevant specialty.
- Post-graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant area
- Non medical prescribing qualification
- Clinical Education Training Course.
- Member of the CSP
- Evidence of leadership courses / qualifications
- Significant post-graduate experience; 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
- Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
- Direct involvement with carers and families
- Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements.
- Leadership of clinical networks/ clinical practice groups
- Experience in assisting in leading service developments
- Experience in staff development
- Experience in presenting within clinical area
- Performance Management
- Experience 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
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