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Specialist Physiotherapist - MSK

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Pembrokeshire Locality
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity in Hywel Dda University Health Board with an MSK vacancy based in the county of Pembrokeshire. This post will be rotational across the county giving the successful candidate the opportunity to work in differing areas of the MSK service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has the appropriate level of clinical skills in the field of MSK.

The University Health Board proactively supports training and development both as part of internal and external CPD.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with MDT teams across the MSK pathway. The physiotherapy service has strong clinical networks and integrated pathways that span primary and secondary care. This includes specialist primary care MSK services, CMATS and strong links with consultant led secondary/tertiary specialties. Our teams are positive, forward thinking and dynamic.

This post is advertised as a Band 6, however applicants who do not currently hold all the necessary competencies to a Band 6 level are encouraged to apply and, if successful, will be appointed under Annex 21 rules whereby 75% of the top of Band 6 will be payable during the period from 12 to 18 months. Applicants would be supported to develop their competencies required to fulfil the role within 12-18 months. Failure to achieve the competencies in the designated timeframe could result in re-deployment.

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:

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

Hywel Dda is situated in a beautiful part of West Wales with award winning beaches and National Parks. The area has a rich heritage and history. There are also vibrant social communities that will help you find a better work life balance. It is a part of the UK that attracts many 1000s of tourists every year. Why not make a positive professional move and also live in a place that other people only get to visit on holidays. Wed love to hear from you.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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 14/10/2022

Person Specification Qualifications And Knowledge Essential
  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Professional registration as recognised by the HCPC
  • Post-graduate evidence of specialist education
  • CPD evidence
  • I.T. skills
  • Post-graduate qualification up to post-grad diploma level in relevant specialty clinic
  • Education Training Course
  • Member of C.S.P.
  • Active participation of specialist interest groups
Experience Essential
  • Post-graduate experience in relevant clinical specialty
  • Completion of junior competency framework
  • Practical experience to a level that would enable participation on the respiratory on-call rota
  • Therapeutic handling and risk assessments
  • Managing a diverse caseload using a clinical reasoning process
  • Inter-professional and team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance requirements
  • Experience of staff supervision
  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Negotiation of MDT working practices
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of NHS working
Language Skills Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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