Senior Physiotherapist - Acute Medicine Rotation

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a dynamic and innovative, experienced physiotherapist with proven acute and rehabilitation clinical skills to join a specialist acute medicine rotation.

Someone who shares our values; where we trust and respect each other, where we take personal responsibility and act with integrity, and where we treat people with kindness.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team to assess and deliver physiotherapy to patients who may have acute medical needs, multi-pathologies and complex social needs. You will be required to have proven problem solving skills for complex discharge planning and flexibility in dealing with changes in service provision. You will need to have good time management, resilience and prioritising skills.

This post allows the opportunity to specialise within acute medicine, utilising specialist assessment and decision making skills. You will also provide clinical supervision to physiotherapists, student physiotherapists and support staff. You will have the opportunity to attend regular In-Service Training and we will support your CPD in line with your annual VBA with opportunities to attend external courses and conferences in line with your personal objectives.

You will be required to work your contracted hours flexibly over 7 days and extended days, which will include unsocial hours as well as committing to an emergency duty rota when required.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English 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 working in the following areas based at three different sites:

Admission Avoidance Service based in A&E - Early assessment and intervention to prevent admissions and facilitate timely discharge.

Medical Decisions Unit, Medical Emergency Admissions Unit (MEAU), Acute Medical Ward & Older Persons Short Stay Unit (OPSSU) - Here you will provide specialist interventions to predominantly frail older adults.

Elderly Care Assessment Unit (ECAS) & Rehab Day Hospital - providing admission avoidance work as MDT & group exercise & rehab programmes.

Medical Rehab Wards - Acute Medical Rehab at UHW site, and Medical Rehab at UHL and LSW sites. These areas provide great opportunity to develop supervision skills with Band 5 and support worker staff.

Medical Rehab Wards - St David's Hospital. This may include rehab beds and transitional care beds.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC. Registration
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Experience Essential
  • Previous clinical experience in the field of acute medicine, respiratory and rehabilitation
  • Experience as working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working in the NHS as a qualified physiotherapist
  • Evidence of assisting in planning and developing of an existing service
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of working with the elderly population including those with dementia
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to communicate with other healthcare professionals and the public
  • Competent IMT skills
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist skills within the field of acute medicine.
  • Able to keep accurate and legible patient records and statistical information
  • Ability to demonstrate acute respiratory skills
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research
  • Presentation and training skills
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of relevant C.P.D.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
Other Essential
  • Experience of participation in emergency weekend and on call duties
  • Demonstrate and role model the values of the UHB
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role
  • Places patient and service needs before own

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