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Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
Band 4
Part Time hours available
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Hywel Dda University Health Board
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Glangwili General Hospital
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum pro rata
27/10/2019 23:59
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Specialist Support Worker

Band 4

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.

If you are a Qualified Healthcare Professional considering relocating or thinking of moving to Hywel Dda University Health Board as your next career choice and would like to find out more information, please contact: Tina Coleman - Recruitment Campaign Specialist

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Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) reserve 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.


We are seeking a part time Band 4 Therapy Support Worker, up to 30 hours, to join our Nursing and Therapy Team based in Glangwili Hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new enhanced nursing and therapy team delivering rehabilitation to inpatients. The rehabilitation aims to maximise patients recovery after illness or injury and give them the best opportunity to regain independence. You will be working across occupational and physiotherapy with training in some aspects of speech and language therapy and dietetics to be able to deliver holistic care to patients. This is an opportunity for individuals with considerable experience working with people with complex healthcare or rehabilitation needs.

You will have experience of using highly skilled handling techniques to facilitate patient movement, and/or rehabilitation. You should be able to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills, to enable you to assess, treat, modify and progress patients within protocols without immediate direct supervision. You will work with others in the team in the treatment of patients. We are looking for a caring and friendly person who has the ability to get on with people in a positive way.

To apply you should have a NVQ level 3 or equivalent plus relevant experience working in a therapy department in a physical health care setting.
Successful applicants will be proactive, motivated and compassionate and whose values are aligned to those of the HDUHB:
- Putting people at the heart of everything we do
- Working together to be the best that we can be
- Striving to deliver and develop excellent services

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

Carmarthenshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty with access to a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural events, and is part of Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB).

Interviews will be held on Tuesday the 5th November 2019.



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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ceri Ward Lead Physiotherapist Denise Thomas 01267 227808

Ray Davies, Charge Nurse, Ceri Ward  01267 227588