Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Primary Care Chronic Pain

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Primary Care
Band 7
Full Time
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This is a Fixed Term / Secondment until 31/10/2024. 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.

The North Ceredigion Cluster is one of the seven Primary Care Clusters in Hywel Dda University Health Board and is located in Ceredigion, which is mainly a mainly rural and coastal area, with Aberystwyth, a University town situated at the heart of the cluster. Geographically it expands from Aberaeron to Borth and across to Tregaron, and includes 7 GP practices and a General Hospital.

The North Ceredigion Primary Care Cluster is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative experienced Physiotherapist with excellent clinical and communication skills to join our new multi-disciplinary Chronic Pain team.This is an ideal opportunity to be part of a new and actively developing service where emphasis is on delivering the best possible care for the people of Ceredigion, whilst promoting innovation, research and values based health care in all that we do.

We are fortunate to have very active clinical and professional networks on an All Wales basis with direct links into the Welsh Assembly Government, local Universities and service delivery groups.

Main duties of the job

As a Specialist Physiotherapist within this team, you will play a leading role in reviewing, auditing, developing and delivering patient care whilst being supported by other Senior Practitioners in the Chronic Pain service within Hywel Dda University Health Board and wider physiotherapy services and networks.

You will be actively interested and contribute to evidence based practice and service development.

You will be involved in providing training to other services and team members and have access to training and actively engage in clinical supervision.

You will also provide supervision and mentoring to other team members as required.

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

The post holder will provide clinical leadership and specialist physiotherapy intervention and expertise in the delivery of multi-disciplinary care within a biopsychosocial framework for clients living with persistent pain referred within the Primary Care Cluster.

The post holder will lead on the delivery of the Chronic pain and physiotherapy plans for their specialty and overall this will support the Chronic Pain Service and Physiotherapy service plan for Hywel Dda.

Develop and maintain clinical standards across the Health Board

Develop a competency based framework for physiotherapy practitioners and other members of the multi-disciplinary team as is appropriate and within competency. This will include providing skills based training within this specialty area.

Undertake critical analysis, appraisal and synthesis of current research outcomes and/or relevant literature in order to maintain expert levels of knowledge and practice within specialty area.

The post holder will autonomously manage a caseload of clients with highly specialised complex needs, using evidence based/client centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in primary, community and secondary care settings.

They will also play a key clinical leadership role in supporting the Chronic Pain and Physiotherapy services, modernizing services by contributing, planning, developing and evaluating the service within their area of specialism This will include leading in audit and evaluation.

The post holder will lead and participate in CPD and other development issues with staff, including being responsible for the supervision, training and educational packages for staff within their specialist area across the Health Board.

The post holder will undertake a team leader role by planning, coordinating delivery and evaluating the physiotherapy service in their specialty in collaboration with physiotherapy service leader. This will include performance management.

The post holder will be required to participate in the provision of a flexible 7 day service, based on service need. This will include weekend working as part of a rota.

The post holder will be required to participate in on call services on a rota basis in the context of service need.

For more information on what the North Ceredigion Cluster and Hywel Dda can offer as well as a wonderful place to live, please visit our websites.

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 27/10/2022

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional registration as recognised by HCPC
  • Advanced training to Masters level training
  • Significant accredited post graduate specialist physiotherapy courses within relevant clinical area.
  • MSc Within relevant speciality
  • 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
Experience Essential
  • Significant postgraduate 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
  • 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

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