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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - At Home

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist: At Home Service
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Secondment/ Fixed Term
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
110-AHP075-1018
Site
Dewi Sant Hospital
Town
Pontypridd
Salary
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum pro rata
Closing
21/10/2018 23:59

Cwm Taf Cares

Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.

We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.

For more information about life in Cwm Taf, please visit our http://joincwmtaf.wales page.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

 

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


 

PLEASE NOTE THIS POST IS A FIXED TERM/ SECONDMENT POST FOR 1 YEAR DUE TO SERVICE NEEDS 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.

Cwm Taf University Health Board is within easy reach of Cardiff – Wales’ cosmopolitan and multicultural capital city. Our location affords opportunities to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities and there are many areas of outstanding natural beauty nearby.

An rare secondment opportunity has become available, for a highly experienced physiotherapist to join Cwm Taf’s At Home Service based in Dewi Sant Hospital, Pontypridd. We are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist who wants to explore their potential to work in this setting. We are looking for a physiotherapist with exceptional interpersonal skills to work within an expanding and very supportive multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will work in domiciliary settings including care homes and undertake triage, provide expert assessment and use advanced clinical reasoning skills to determine differential diagnosis of frail older people referred to the service by primary care colleagues.

They will hold their own caseload and be responsible for the effective treatment and management of service users in order to maximise their independence and functional ability within their own home to prevent inappropriate admissions to hospital. They will have the opportunity to advocate for the value of physiotherapy within the team and provide training to other professional groups and HCSW in the team. 

A key feature of the post will be to provide advice and support to family and carers and develop broad educational resources for use in care home settings. To take a lead role in the post-graduate education of physiotherapy colleagues and other members of the multidisciplinary team and work closely with the community physiotherapy team and wider At Home services e.g. Integrated Response and Reablement Teams.

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



Closing date: 21/10/2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Naveed Iqbal, Physiotherapy Team Lead

naveed.iqbal@wales.nhs.uk