Senior Physiotherapist Acute Medicine UHW

Cardiff and Vale Unive
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises .

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Do you want to live and work in a commutable location and be part of a great organisation? Cardiff is the capital city of Wales hosting national and international events, where people are proud of where they live. Cardiff ranks highly for quality of life for cities in Europe, boasting a vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle with a growing population.

Cardiff and Vale University Health board is a large teaching health board delivering super regional as well as local services with close links to Cardiff University. The University has a high profile teaching, research and development role within the UK and abroad. So together we are training the next generation of health professionals.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative, experienced physiotherapist with proven rehabilitation clinical skills to join the acute medical physiotherapy team in the University Hospital of Wales. You will work alongside members of the multidisciplinary team and deliver physiotherapy to patients who have multi-pathologies and complex needs within a 7 day service. In addition you require proven problem solving skills for complex discharge planning and flexibility in dealing with changes in service provision. You require good time management, resilience and prioritising skills. You will be providing specialist interventions to predominantly frail older people.

This post allows the opportunity to specialise within the field of acute medicine and frailty, utilising specialist assessment and decision making skills. You will also provide clinical supervision to physiotherapists, student physiotherapists and support staff and be involved in service development activities. You will have the opportunity to attend regular In-Service Training and we will support your CPD in line with your annual VBA with opportunities to attend external courses and conferences in line with your personal objectives.

You will be required to work your contracted hours flexibly over 7 days and extended days. In addition to the above, we are looking for people who share our values; where we trust and respect each other, where we take personal responsibility and act with integrity, where we treat people with kindness. Staff who work in the UHB care about the people we serve and the people we work with, therefore these are essential attributes the successful candidates must have.

This post is 0.7wte (26.25 hours) to be worked over at least 3 days per week, as well as working one weekend every 3 weeks. There is also an expectation to participate with the On-Call rota during the week. We strongly advise you to make contact via email to discuss this post further and find out more.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nancy Maisey

Principal Physiotherapist: Admission Avoidance & Medical Rehabilitation

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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