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Senior Physiotherapist Rehabilitation Rotation

Job Reference: 001-AHP002-0119

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum


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.

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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. We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist who shares our core values to join our Senior Rehabilitation Rotation across Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. This is an exciting opportunity to work within specialist rehabilitative services on the following rotations:


Mental Healthfor OlderPeople and Adult Services


To include both specialist elderly assessment units including dementia assessment and treatment services, and adult mental health inpatient


Mental Health Rehabilitation (UHL)


rehabilitation and community service provision.

Admission Avoidance Service (A&E)

Early assessment and intervention in A&E to prevent admissions, and facilitate early discharge where possible.


Amputee Rehabilitation (ALAS)


Working as part of a MDT in an out-patient setting delivering rehabilitation within the Artificial Limb Appliance Service

Medical Rehabilitation (UHL)

In-patient rehabilitation including working on a ward with patients with predominantly movement disorders/ Parkinson’s.


Acute Frailty Unit


Providing specialist interventions to frail olderpeople in a 19 bedded unit at University Hospital of Wales. (UHW)

Community Resource Services (VCRS)

Providing assessment and interventions to prevent admissions, and facilitate discharges from acute sites as well as deliver falls prevention programmes.


Medical Decisions Unit (UHW)


Working as part of a MDT to assess patients and inform decisions re: discharge and signposting, during the first few days of admission.


This broad rotation allows the opportunity to specialise within the field of rehabilitation within the inpatient wards, outpatients and community settings. We are looking for holistic therapists who value rehabilitation as a speciality. There are opportunities to see a large range of complex clinical presentations throughout the rotations, including individuals with multipathologies, fallers, amputees, dementia, acute mental health and Parkinsons. You will also provide clinical supervision to physiotherapists, student physiotherapists and support staff and be involved in service development activities.


Throughout the rotations you will be supported by specialist Physiotherapists to further develop clinical rehabilitation skills, and have the opportunity to attend regular In-Service Training programmes. We will support your CPD with an Annual PADR in line with your KSF outline and there will be opportunities to attend external courses and conferences in line with your personal objectives.


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


Closing date: 28th January 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Natalie Robertson

02920 715836


Nancy Maisey

02920 744286


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