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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/02/2020.

Physiotherapy Team Leader

Job Reference: 110-AHP020-0220

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Glanrhyd Hospital, Bridgend
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

We provide healthcare services to people living in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough areas, serving a population of around 450,000. We are ideally situated between Wales’s capital city, Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Beacon Beacons to the north.

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.

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.

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All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh or English, and no preference will be given to applications submitted in either language.

We are looking to create and enthusiastic and creative Physiotherapy Team Leader to support the development of an Integrated Community Network Team.The post holder is identified as a skilled and creative practitioner with knowledge of working with and supporting people living within their own communities and will be an integral member of the Integrated Community Network Teams. The post holder although based as part of the Integrated Network Team will also work with the GP Practices, residential care homes and into the community to respond in a timely way to patients needs in the community and within residential care homes. The post holder will need to work to develop the Physiotherapy service in Primary Care within their cluster, working closely with GP staff, and the wider Multi-disciplinary staff within the practices as well as the Integrated Community Network Teams and the Community Resource Team.

The Integrated Community Network Teams work to develop seamless pathways of care and support. This role will be key to be responsive to people’s needs within their localities by working in collaboration with the GP practices and professionals with the Integrated Community Network Team in getting involved at the very earliest point to try to keep people in their homes. The role will be key in bringing existing services through already established Integrated Network Teams, Community Resource Teams and Community Services together in a multi-disciplinary/agency approach to wrap around people’s needs. We aim to provide a team around the person, which enabled individuals to have the right support at the right time. This ensures choice and control for individuals and places the person at the centre of their care. It provides a clear expectation that the person’s voice and choice will be heard. The role with concentrate on maximising the independence of adults and enabling them to live their lives as they wish. The Teams are ambitious in looking to develop innovative and creative ways to support the individual and those important to them. It works to recognise the changing needs within communities and works collaboratively to meet them.

The Team currently consists of staff from Social Work, District Nursing Service and the Third Sector. It is now expanding to include a wider range of professionals, which will include: Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Community Psychiatric Nursing; Speech and Language Therapy and Pharmacy support. The Team will work collaboratively with staff from the GP surgeries as a key part of the role. This holistic approach provides a full offer of support for adults with changing needs in their localities as well as meeting complexity of needs.

Acting within their professional boundaries, the post holder will provide support and intervention for the presenting person through holistic person centred assessment, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care within set parameters and across the a multi-agency team approach. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care and support for people within their homes and locality general practices.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the wider multi-disciplinary general practice teams to meet the needs of people within their communities. They will be a key member in providing an effective team around the person.


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

Closing date: 20th February 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jason Howells, Integrated Community Network Manager- East Network, Bridgend.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (UHB) reserve 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.

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