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Consultant Therapist - Rehabilitation (Stroke and Neuro)

Powys Teaching Health Board
£56,164 to £65,262 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled and motivated Therapist to join 'Team Powys' in a Consultant Therapist -Rehabilitation role. The successful candidate will be the clinical lead for Community Neurology and Inpatient Stroke Services and will lead the repatriation of major trauma and complex patients back to Powys. The postholder will provide advanced clinical and professional leadership for Healthcare Professionals working across the pathway providing assessment, triage, and treatment for people with complex rehabilitation needs including the provision of specialist services. These teams will include community and hospital-based staff.

Through the Powys Teaching Health Board renewal and recovery portfolio, the post holder will actively participate in transformation of Stroke and Neuro services across Powys as a provider and commissioning organisation.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to join the organisation. We have adopted new ways of working, communicating and work smarter within our teams and with other health professionals. Allied Health Professionals are highly valued within Powys Teaching Health Board and as a team we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and outcome measures.

The post holder will be a clinical expert in the management of stroke and neurological conditions with proven experience as an advanced clinical practitioner and will fulfil the 4 domains of the Consultant role:

Expert Practice

Professional Leadership and Consultancy

Education, Training and Development

Practice and Service Development, Research and Evaluation

The role will be the clinical lead for the Powys Stroke and Neurological Conditions Steering Committee.

The clinical workplan for this post will include having a clinical caseload, supporting stroke inpatients Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Brecon Hospital and Newtown Hospital. Existing advanced practice skills are essential for this role however there will be support and opportunity for the post holder to further develop these skills in areas identified in your personal development plan and against population need.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know - Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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 Allied Health Profession
  • Registered with the HCPC
  • MSc or higher qualification
  • PhD Non-medical prescriber or willing to work to qualification in first year of employment
  • Injection Therapist (neurology route) or willing to work to qualification in first year
Experience Essential
  • Extensive specialist experience in the management of rehabilitation and stroke and neurological conditions
  • Expert knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of neurological conditions and complex rehabilitation, including medicines management.
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Experience of effective written and verbal communication skills demonstrating the use of a variety of media
  • Able to demonstrate continuing professional development at a post graduate level e.g., up to date CPD portfolio
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to manage change and contain conflict ensuring resolution with positive outcome
  • Ability to demonstrate innovative and creative thinking to implement change
  • Advanced IT skills including the ability to utilise virtual platforms of communication
Other Essential
  • Requirement for flexible working and participation in 'On-Call'

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