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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Specialist Critical Care

Band 8a

Main area
Clinical Specialist - Critical Care
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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University Hospital of Wales
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59



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.


The UHB reserves 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.


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


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Are you looking to develop your leadership skills within critical care ? 

A rare opportunity has arisen for an innovative and strategically minded individual to clinically lead and develop physiotherapy services within Critical Care at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Cardiff and Vale Critical Care services are currently located across two sites and form part of an inclusive and collaborative All wales Critical Care Network.  The service at the University Hospital of Wales supports a number of regional tertiary services including major trauma, neuro-critical care, spinal injuries, haem-oncology, maxillo-facial, vascular, thoracic and upper gastro-intestinal surgery. It has recognised expertise in advanced respiratory support and has aspirations to offer extra-corporeal oxygenation therapies in the future. There is an established long term ventilation service in University Hospital Llandough, which accepts referrals from across Wales and further afield in England. 

Supported by our Critical Care Consultant Therapist and Physiotherapy Clinical Service Lead, the post holder will be responsible for the operational management and delivery of physiotherapy services to this tertiary unit. They must have the expert knowledge and skills required to support the management of complex patients within this specialist unit. Proven team leadership skills are required. The postholder will provide clinical supervision to physiotherapy staff working on the Critical care  unit at the University Hospital of Wales and work collaboratively with the Physiotherapy Clinical lead working within the satellite unit at the University Hospital Llandough.

Working as part of the Critical care team the post holder will also provide a specialist physiotherapy service, to oversee the weaning and decannulation of tracheostomy patients, discharged from Critical Care to the wards.

They will work in collaboration with the Physiotherapy Clinical lead for Thoracic medicine  to provide clinical supervision to rotational physiotherapy staff working on the Thoracic medicine ward at the University Hospital of Wales.

The successful person will have excellent communication and influencing skills, a broad experience of working in critical care, across the pathway, supporting education and development of staff, involvement in research and have worked successfully with a range of professionals and patients.

You will be able to work on your own as well as within a multi-disciplinary team. You will hold a case load and need to be able to plan, deliver and monitor interventions and to communicate sensitively and effectively.

The department has close links with Cardiff University School of Physiotherapy and you will be responsible for the provision of clinical placements to Physiotherapy students.

In return, we are highly committed to staff education and development and you will have opportunities to lead research. We welcome enquiries and encourage you to visit to find out more.

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

Closing Date: 08/03/2021 

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carole Jones
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Physiotherapy Clinical Service Lead
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Informal enquiries are welcolmed.

Please contact Carole Jones 

Tel 02920 743902