Hywel Dda University Health Board
Carmarthen, Llanelli, Aberystwyth & Haverfordwest
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Congratulations Physiotherapy BSc cohort of 2020 from Hywel Dda University Health Board!

The pandemic has presented significant challenges to you as a Health Care student and your perseverance to reach the final year of your studies is commendable, we congratulate you.

It is hard working, enthusiastic, motivated and determined individuals like you that we are looking for here in Hywel Dda University Health Board, and we welcome your applications to join our friendly physiotherapy family.

Yes, 'physiotherapy family', as an employer, we recognise our staff, truly are our greatest asset and we are committed to creating a supportive environment that empowers them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career.

If you are thinking, they all say that, ask your fellow students that have been with us on placement. We consistently receive overwhelmingly positive feedback on their experiences here in Hywel Dda. Not only for the excellent learning opportunities but the experience of feeling valued and included in the team. Our band 5 intake echoes this each year as the main reason they chose Hywel Dda during the streamlining process and the main reason once they join us as an employee - they like to stay.

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner you will be supported to work as part of a team to deliver high quality, evidence based and person centred Physiotherapy.

You will have opportunities to develop your practice and skills in a variety of areas. We are a learning organisation and value supervision and continued professional development.

Successful applicants will be proactive, motivated and compassionate, with values aligned to those of our Health Board:
  • Putting people at the heart of everything we do
  • Working together to be the best that we can be
  • Striving to deliver and develop excellent services

If you are interested in working with us in Hywel Dda University Health Board, please get in touch for more information.

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:o Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;o 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;o 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;o Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

Job description Job responsibilities

How do you know if Hywel Dda is right for you?

Ask yourself, do the following statements apply to you?
  • I want to work in a team that will support me to gain experience in a variety of services to consolidate my knowledge and develop new skills to become a well-rounded, versatile Physiotherapist
  • I want to work somewhere that has regular in-service training and a robust band 5 competency framework that will help me track my development and prepare me for potential promotions
  • I want to work somewhere that shares equal emphasis on the importance of achieving core band 5 objectives as developing me as an individual person
  • I want to work somewhere where my voice and ideas matter to improve service design and delivery of patient care

As 7 day services are developed, applicants must be prepared to work as part of a rota to cover 7 days.

The post holder will be expected to travel within the Health Board area.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The 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.

Interviews will be held on 03/04/2023 & 04/04/2023.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Recognised degree/equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HPC registration
  • CSP membership
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working across a broad range of clinical areas at undergraduate level
  • Specialist physiotherapy clinical knowledge of a variety of conditions and treatment interventions
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities
Other Essential
  • Participation in 7 day service delivery & on call duties
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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