Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (MSK) - Primary Care

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
19 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Primary Care
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 7 Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - MSK Primary CareFull time position (37.5 hours) but will consider part time or Job share.

We have an exciting opportunity in Hywel Dda University Health Board with the development of a new Clinical Specialist role within the County of Ceredigion. This post will support the clinical delivery of the MSK pathway by working alongside GPs and MDT's in the primary care setting. It will support a cluster of GP practices in South Ceredigion.

Main duties of the job

The University Health Board is working towards developing a fully integrated pathway and as part of this vision, the post holder will be required to work closely with Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners in primary care, existing core MSK physiotherapy and Clinical Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Services (CMATS). It will provide an exciting opportunity to push the boundaries of physiotherapy practice, to develop strong clinical networks with primary care teams and to streamline pathways of care for our patients.

The successful candidate will support the clinical delivery of this service. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who has proven leadership skills and significant experience working within the MSK field. Full time hours are preferable. However, we will consider other combinations of working hours as part of job share arrangements if that supports full delivery of the required service.

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

The University Health Board proactively supports post graduate training and also other forms of internal /external CPD. We have a strong and established clinical team of experienced MSK Advanced practitioners and Clinical Specialists working within primary care and CMATS, who link regularly with orthopaedic and tertiary consultant led MDTs. There will be a linked governance structure between this new primary care role and existing services to ensure the development of integration/ strong networks.

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.

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.

Person Specification Qualification and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional registration as recognised by HCPC
  • Training at Masters level which includes a minimum of 60 accredited points, with clinical experience at an equivalent level
  • Requirement to undertake further master level training up to PGD level
  • MSc within relevant specialty
  • injection therapy qualification
  • Clinical Education Training Course
  • Member of the chartered society of physiotherapy
  • Evidence of leadership courses or qualifications
  • Non medical prescribing qualification
Experience Essential
  • Significant post-graduate 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 or clinical practice groups
  • Experience in assisting in leading service developments
  • Experience in staff development e.g. supervision
  • 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
Other Essential
  • Professional confidence & attitude to work
  • Able to adapt work patterns when the situation is unpredictable
  • Commitment and well-motivated
  • Ability to lead, support, coach and motivate others
  • Shows respect to team members
  • Ability to cope well under pressure
  • The ability to maintain high levels of concentration, alertness and awareness in unpredictable environments
  • Ability to emotionally adapt to exposure to distressing circumstances
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Flexible approach to needs of the service

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