Head of Physiotherapy Services

£63,751 - £73,664
Town/City Carmarthen SA31 3BB
Payment type Per annum
Region Wales
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 100-AHP061-0621
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Hywel Dda University Health Board

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Vacancy details

Head of Physiotherapy Services

Band 8c

Main area: Head of Physiotherapy Services
Grade: Band 8c
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref: 100-AHP061-0621
Site: Hafan Derwen
Town: Carmarthen
Salary: £63,751 - £73,664 per annum
Closing: 30/06/2021 23:59
Interview date: 09/07/2021

Our Hywel Dda values reflect who we are and how we behave. We continuously work together to be the best we can be as we strive to develop and deliver excellent services, putting people at the heart of everything we do. Throughout our recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you would demonstrate these values in the way that you work with us.

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From standing stones and ruined castles, to rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, West Wales is a wonderful place to live and work. At Hywel Dda University Health Board we are always seeking ways to do more and provide the best care for our patients, providing healthcare services to a total population of around 384,000 throughout Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant diverse rural communities and also industrial heritage.

To support us in continuing to develop services, we are now seeking to appoint a Head of Physiotherapy Services and here in the Therapy Directorate at Hywel Dda University Health Board, we like to do things a little differently and invite you to think about joining us and being able to do the same. We are a caring and compassionate clinical collective of Allied Health Professionals, doing our jobs with pride and mutual respect, working across all counties and divisions within the Health Board. Accountable to, and working with, the Clinical Director of Therapy Services we work, challenge and support each other. The Therapy Services Directorate, working with the Executive Director for Therapy and Health Sciences, offers an opportunity with real scope to influence future clinical service provision.

The Head of Physiotherapy will lead a team of over 200 physiotherapy staff and we are looking for an experienced, confident, energetic and highly motivated individual with a proven track record of delivery. Supported by an experienced physiotherapy operational team, this is a great development opportunity for a visible, engaging senior physiotherapist with significant experience of clinical leadership within healthcare. This is a challenging and diverse lead role, to provide leadership across acute and community hospital sites and community services within the Health Board. The service delivers high quality models of care and there is significant scope to drive innovative ways of working and new models of care to build on our existing success. Our Health and Care Strategy ‘ A Healthier Mid and West Wales’ is a clinically led programme involving doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals all working together to consider how health and care services in Hywel Dda UHB can be safe, sustainable, accessible and kind for their population now and future generations.  We understand that our future is subtly and significantly different to what we do now, so an ability to communicate that empathetically will be vital.

Being flexible and open to your portfolio needs, we will support you to develop the skills you think you can bring to our team. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and extended days to deliver a desirable work-life balance, support professional goals and personal development

If you would like to discuss what this role entails, please contact Lance Reed, Clinical Director of Therapy Services at lance.reed@wales.nhs.uk or on 01267 239636.

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

Interviews will be held on 09.07.21

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy.  All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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How to apply

If you would like to discuss what this role entails, please contact Lance Reed, Clinical Director of Therapy Services at lance.reed@wales.nhs.uk or on 01267 239636.

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