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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Physiotherapist, Paediatric (Experienced Rotational)

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Employer type
Princess of Wales Children Centre
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
14/08/2022 23:59

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 Brecon Beacons.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race/nationality, religion/belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg is a Living Wage Employer.

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

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

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Physiotherapy team at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, as a band 6. This will be a  full time permanent post.

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our friendly and dynamic team, committed to providing excellent care for children and young people. The team has a wealth of experience and the role will be well supported with ongoing opportunities for CPD, to help develop both clinical and leadership skills.

You should be a team player who enjoys working in a fast paced environment. You will need excellent clinical reasoning, time management, observation and communication skills and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in achieving well being and positive health outcomes for the population we serve.

The post holder will be required to:

  • Assess and treat children from 0-19 with a verity of presentations including MSK, Neuro and respiratory issues.
  • Have responsibility for managing a caseload independently and delivering services within a special school.
  • Support delivery of physiotherapy services to our level 4 inpatient CAMHs unit
  • Work closely, with other health professionals and the wider MDT, including education and social services to deliver high quality holistic, person centred care.
  • Support quality improvement projects, clinical audit and research.
  • Be involved in supporting junior therapists and student education.


Main duties of the job

To participate in Band 6 rotations providing a high standard of clinical physiotherapy management (assessment and treatment) ensuring best current evidence based practice for patients referred to the paediatric physiotherapy service within the following areas depending on rotation:

  • Children’s wards and SCBU
  • Children’s out-patients within specialist Children’s Centres/Clinics
  • Home environment
  • Special Schools across the University Health Board area
  • Mainstream Schools across the University Health Board area

Principal Duties:

  • To take delegated responsibility from the senior physiotherapist within a variety of settings for managing patients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment plans for patients within each rotation.
  • To manage own daily caseload, supervise physiotherapy assistants and guide/mentor junior physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.
  • To provide regular specialist physiotherapy input to designated paediatric clinics providing patients/parents/carers with any physiotherapy advice/equipment, home treatment programmes that may be necessary and arrange out patient physiotherapy where appropriate.
  • To be an active member of the out of hours emergency respiratory on-call rota and participate in other weekend rotas as required across the University Health Board.
  • The post holder will be expected to assist in covering the work of absent colleagues as required by the Line Manager.


Working for our organisation

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family.  Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.


We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Qualifications and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration.
  • Experience as junior (Band 5) on rotation (including respiratory, critical care, orthopaedics, neurology, general medicine, paediatrics)
  • Experience of NHS systems and procedures
  • Experience of MDT working


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of broad spectrum clinical knowledge/skills base

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Corporate Health Standard - PlatinumMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerCore principlesDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverGold Award for Corporate Health StrategyHyderus o ran anabledd crflogwrPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Donna Morris
Job title
Professional Manager Paediatric Physiotherapy
Email address
Telephone number
01443 715300
Additional information

Donna Morris - Professional Manager Paediatric Physiotherapy

01443 715300