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Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Paediatric Physiotherapy
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales,
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
26/10/2021 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.


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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


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the paediatric physiotherapy team at the Noah’s Ark Childrens Hospital for Wales (NACHfW) and to provide specialist physiotherapy within the Paediatric Rheumatology service.

We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist to work as part of the MDT in the Paediatric Rheumatology service to provide highly specialist physiotherapy assessment, advice and treatment to paediatric patients.

The service has been commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC), to deliver a Tertiary Paediatric Rheumatology Service across South and Mid Wales, bringing it in line with national standards.

The post holder will participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the Tertiary Paediatric Rheumatology service in close liaison with Consultants in Rheumatology and specialist MDT. The role incorporates outreach to specialist paediatric clinics held in health boards across South and Mid Wales, providing shared care with local practitioners and supporting transitional care to adult services. They will have an outpatient caseload and will also support the inpatient team with patients admitted to the ward.

Successful candidates will need to have knowledge and skills to manage paediatrics patients, experience and knowledge of treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and rheumatology conditions. They should be able to demonstrate leadership, advanced clinical decision making, problem solving and communication skills and have experience of quality improvement and service development.

The service will have strong links working with both paediatric orthopaedic services and other tertiary services to support earlier diagnosis and better patient outcomes.

There will be an expectation to support any extended hours or out of hours working in line with service development and potential 7 day working and is included in the job description for this post.

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

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Heather Gater

Paediatric Physiotherapy Clinical Lead

02921 841843