Highly Specialist Neonatal and Early Years Lead
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has become available to lead on our early years paediatric physiotherapy & neonatal service. This will involve in-reaching into the neonatal service and promoting family centred and integrated care. Follow up of all babies born less than 1200g with a view to expand this service to all babies born at less than 30 weeks gestation as under 1500g. You will also be involved in the Bayleys assessment clinics in the childrens hospital for Wales as part of the MDT.
You will also lead on the early years case load across the community service providing support and education to your colleagues and other members of the MDT.
Main duties of the job
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 neonatal unit and community service across early years.
We are looking for an experienced physiotherapist to work as part of the MDT in the neonatal & community service to provide highly specialist physiotherapy assessment, advice and treatment to paediatric patient.
The post holder will participate in the delivery, planning, development, and evaluation of the service in close liaison with the Consultants and specialist MDT. The role incorporates in-reaching to specialist paediatric clinics held in the children's hospital. They will have an outpatient community caseload and will also support the unit.
Successful candidates will need to have knowledge and skills to manage paediatrics patients, experience and knowledge of treating neonatal patients and complex neuro-disability 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.
There will be an expectation to support any extended hours or out of hours working 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.
Working for our organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see attached Job Description for a detailed list of the roles and responsibilities for this role.
- Recognised qualification degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
- H.C.P.C. Registration
- MSc / Working towards an MSC or equivalent level of clinical experience
- Relevant paediatric courses or experience
- Relevant experience in paediatric neonatal & Complex neurology
- Significant post registration experience
- Relevant paediatric courses or experience
- experience of providing clinical supervision and teaching
- Evidence of assisting in the planning and development of an existing service
- Experience of leading a clinical team
- involvement in change management
- Evidence of excellent communication skills(verbal and written)
- Evidence of ability to work independently
- Ability to demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills within the field of paediatrics
- Competent IMT skills
- Evidence of specific knowledge and skills in Paediatrics
- Evidence of relevant training courses
- Ability to cope under pressure
- Professional confidence
- friendly, approachable, reliable and enthusiastic
- membership of relevant special interest group
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Nadia Hodge
- Job title
- Physiotherapy Service Lead
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 02921 841843
- Additional information