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Swansea Bay University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you get job satisfaction from holding a complex caseload, treating older people and younger people with complex physical disabilities?

Are you flexible, motivated, and organised and enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team?

If the answer is YES then we would love to hear from you.

Swansea Community Integrated Services therapy team work geographically across beautiful Swansea Bay, with fabulous coastlines, outdoor pursuits, and mountain walking all within easy travelling distance.

The team provides same day response and reablement to support people to be discharged in a timely and safe manner from hospital, or to prevent an admission to hospital or permanent placement into a care home. You will be supported by an experienced MDT including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists, dietitians, medicine management, domiciliary care assistants, social workers and nursing colleagues.

There are CPD opportunities, for undergrad and post- graduate education. As part of your role you will be expected to support student placements and provide supervision to less experienced colleagues.

The successful post-holder will be expected to work flexibly across Swansea Bay and participate in 7 day working as required.

The ability to travel in a timely manner across sites during the working day is required.

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

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a defined caseload within the specialty, using evidence based /client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, maintaining associated records.
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to the specialist caseload across various sites within SBUHB as the service requires.
  • To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.
  • To provide leadership for more junior staff, as agreed with senior staff.
  • To deputise for the Senior Physiotherapists in their absence as required.
  • To supervise Physiotherapy students on clinical placements.
  • To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the in service training scheme.
  • To undertake lone working if required.
  • To be an active participant in the on call rota and the 7 day working rota

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant 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 ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand 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 thatour 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

  • Establish rapport with the client before applying other professional skills.
  • Communicate complex sensitive information in an understandable form to patients and carers where the skills of motivation, persuasion, empathy and re-assurance are required.
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the Physiotherapy Service and multi-disciplinary team both formally and informally.
  • Share acquired knowledge and skills with members of the multi-disciplinary team, peers, students and others using a variety of teaching methods and presentation skills.
  • Hold a qualification enabling registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a Physiotherapist.
  • Adhere to the CSP/HCPC Code of Ethics, Professional Conduct and Standards of practice.
  • Understand the requirements of national standards e.g. NICE, NSF
  • Use/ apply complex specialist skills underpinned by advanced theoretical knowledge of professional practice in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practise as a Specialist Physiotherapist.
  • Demonstrate highly developed dexterity, coordination and palpatory senses for assessment and manual treatment of patients
  • Maintain a professional portfolio for CPD recording learning outcomes through participation in internal and external development opportunities.
  • Be aware of professional developments in assessment and intervention and contribute to the development of good practice within service area.
  • Maintain and develop current knowledge of evidence based practice, developing specialist knowledge of particular conditions and patient types.
  • Have satisfactorily completed a range of core junior rotations in a variety of specialities
    • 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 Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Registered HCPC
  • Membership of CSP
Experience/knowledge Essential
  • Broad range of NHS Band 5 rotations
  • Experience of working as a team or MDT
  • knowledge of the community
  • Audit/governance experience

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