Physiotherapist Specialist - Rotational Surgical Rehabilitation

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist to join our specialist surgical rehabilitation rotation, within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The post holder will rotate on 9 monthly basis through a variety of clinical areas. You will have the opportunity to work within general, trauma, orthopaedics, vascular and breast surgery pathways, including clinic and community-based services e.g ALAS, Lymphodema and a community rehabilitation team (VCRS).

The postholder must be able to demonstrate the relevant skills, experience and enthusiasm required to work within these clinical areas.

They will have the opportunity to develop their clinical skills with the guidance of our Clinical Specialists and will be based at either one of the hospital sites or in a community setting.

The Department of Physiotherapy provides full induction, a comprehensive programme of in-service training, regular appraisal and opportunities for development.

They may be required to work their normal contracted hours flexibly in a variety of different working patterns in response to the needs of the service where they are placed. For example, this could include working their contracted hours as part of a service model that includes extended days.

The successful post holder must share our core values and beliefs.

Main duties of the job

To work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team to deliver physiotherapy services to patients within these specialist clinical areas. This will include patients with multi-pathology and complex need and those with cognitive and behavioural problems.

The postholder will have responsibility for managing their own patient caseload. They will participate in the on-call service (overnight and weekends) where they will work independently, managing the respiratory needs of complex critically ill patients.

In addition, they will provide support for the clinical supervision of physiotherapists, student physiotherapists and support staff.

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

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Specialist training/courses to Postgraduate Diploma level
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post registration experience in the specialist area
  • Previous clinical experience relevant to post
  • Broad experience across physiotherapy
  • Evidence of assisting in planning and developing of an existing service
  • NHS Experience
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of teaching other disciplines
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate specialist skills within the specialist area
  • Excellent communication skills with healthcare professionals and the public
  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to the specialist clinical area e.g. manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Proven ability to manage a clinical caseload
  • Proven ability to motivate others, promote coproduction and empower others
  • Confident with digital technology platforms/apps
  • Evidence of involvement in audit and research
Special Knowledge Essential
  • Relevent CPD evidence
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management
other Essential
  • Able to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values
  • Participate and experience in emergency respiratory rota (if applicable to rotational role) Willingness to work flexible hour
  • Able to travel, in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the job, this may include cross site working or various locations, carrying sensitive information and bulky equipment (if applicable to role)
  • Membership of relevant special interest group
  • The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

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