Specialist Community Physiotherapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Come and work in beautiful Swansea Bay, with fabulous coastline, outdoor pursuits, and mountain walking all within easy travelling distance.

It is a really exciting time for Swansea Bay physiotherapy services as we have secured investment to expand our team to work within the new fracture discharge pathway in conjunction with the well-established Early Supported discharge Team.

This investment has highlighted the importance and value of community physiotherapy in timely and safe discharges and promotes a strong MDT approach in patient care.

SBU values staff development and many of our senior team are educated to master's level, or above, affording fantastic opportunities for CPD.

We have long established links with both Cardiff University, for undergrad and post- graduate physiotherapy education, including the provision of student placements. More recently, we have had opportunities to develop new relationships with the School of Health Science, and School of Medicine at Swansea University, both in terms of accessing post-grad courses, supporting research projects, and providing teaching and education to medical students.

Main duties of the job

The newly developed fracture discharge service (FDS) provides community therapy support to patients following discharge from hospital. The service is working in conjunction with the well-established Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team who provide therapeutic support to patients requiring assistance at home following a hospital admission. FDS & ESD teams are passionate about providing high quality care in the patient's home, promoting independence by optimising function.

The successful post-holder will be expected to work flexibly within the core service working hours of 8am-6pm and contribute to 7 day working as required.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

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.

If you require additional information that is not provided by the job description or person specification, please do not hesitate to contact.

Person Specification Skills & Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as an NHS physiotherapist
  • Broad range of experience as a band 5 physiotherapist in a rotational post
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Experience of working within the community as a physiotherapist
  • Supervision of other staff e.g. assistants /technical instructors
  • Experience of working with frail, older adults.
Qualification Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of comprehensive & advanced CPD maintained in a portfolio
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Involvement in CSP Special Clinical Interest Group or examples of evidence to prove clinical interest/development appropriate to the band 6 role
  • An understanding of Student or Physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff or students or assistants
  • Involvement in audit, service development and understanding quality issues
  • Evidence of remaining up to date with professional practice and new research
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services including experience of quality issues and audit
  • IT skills
  • Knowledge of the workings of hospital discharge pathways
English Essential
  • Flexible
  • Reliable, motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Upholds values of SBU
Aptitude & Abilities Essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and effectively delegate
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Health Board policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to drive and have use of own car for community interventions
  • Problem solving/analytical ability
  • Conflict resolution skills and team building skills
  • oAbility to speak Welsh

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