Static Physiotherapist Transition & Learning Disabilities

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic physiotherapist to join the Children's and Adult Learning Disability Physiotherapy team as a part time static transition and learning disability physiotherapist. This post is based within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. The successful applicant will be a clinician who may have previously had some experience within Adults with Learning Disabilities, Neurology, Paediatrics or Transition and would like to continue their clinical development in this area.

We are looking for a self-motivated and forward thinking clinician who is a strong team player with the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and excellent communication skills. Possessing a solid foundation in core clinical skills you will embrace innovation and be committed to following evidence based clinical practice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a caseload of patients working alongside a Team Lead, Clinical Specialist, Specialist Physiotherapists and highly experienced Physiotherapy Technicians. This role is highly varied working within the community, clinic and ward setting. The successful applicant will be required to move between sites within Gwent. There is lots of treatment opportunities including Aquatic Therapy and Rebound Therapy.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to communicate with patients, carers, education staff, members of the learning disability multi-disciplinary team and families and write appropriate reports and letters.

You will need to be organised, flexible and show initiative where needed and be a team player.

Additional responsibilities will include:
  • to contribute to the implementation of changes within the work area
  • in conjunction with other senior staff, to clinically mentor and supervise support workers
  • to be involved with students as a clinical educator
  • to contribute to the delivery of the in service training programme
  • to actively participate in audit

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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 Education/Qualifications/Training Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health and Care professionals Council
  • Relevant clinical educators course or willing to undertake training
  • Appropriate range of Post grad clinical education
  • MCSP
  • Active participant in relevant interest group
Experience Essential
  • Broad range of post grad clinical experience, including rotational experience
  • Specific experience in specialty applied for
  • Experience of participating in and delivering in-service training programmes
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Evidence of having worked in the UK as a HCPC registered physiotherapist
  • Evidence of having worked unsupervised
  • Evidence of having participated in on-call and weekend duties where appropriate
  • Previous band 6 position
  • Experience of integrating user participation in service development
  • Experience of facilitating learning with undergraduate students
Skills and knowledge Essential
  • The ability to discuss the clinical reasoning process in the management of complex cases
  • The ability to identify and act upon adverse clinical signs
  • Awareness of relevant national and local guidelines
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written when interacting with members of the team, other professionals patients and their families
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • evidence of initiative
  • Good time management
  • The ability to discuss the ethos of clinical governance and its relevance in physiotherapy practice
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the NHS and the challenges facing the physiotherapy service
  • The ability to supervise staff who will be directly accountable to the post holder
  • Commitment to participating in clinical and Organisational audit
  • The ability to demonstrate critical appraisal skills
  • Evidence of continuing professional development sufficient to meet HCPC requirements
  • appreciation of research principles and findings and the impact on clinical findings
  • Evidence of teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Experience of dealing with personnel issues
  • IT literate
  • The ability to speak Welsh or a willingness to learn
Other requiremnets Essential
  • The physical ability to perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling as demanded by the role
  • Professional appearance
  • The ability to adapt to changes in work routine
  • Available for the respiratory on-call rota and other seven day working rotas where appropriate
  • The ability to travel between sites within the health board or patients residences in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the post

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