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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.
Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Head of Physiotherapy Services
Band 8c, Full time (37.5 hrs/week), Permanent
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is currently undertaking a ‘once in a career’ transformation of how healthcare will be delivered in South East Wales and we are looking for for an incredible clinical leader and innovative manager to take up the post of Head of Physiotherapy Services to support us in delivering outstanding health care for the people of Gwent.
The Physiotherapy service is the largest clinical service within the Therapies Directorate and as Head of Physiotherapy services you will lead a team of over 250 physiotherapy staff and manage a budget in excess of £10m. The service delivers innovative, high quality models of care and is 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 and management across acute and community hospital sites and community services within the Health Board, embracing new technologies and models of care, building on the experiences and evidence base emerging post Covid.
We understand that our future services will be significantly different to what we have delivered before, so an ability to communicate a vision and lead change and innovation 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. You will have experience of working at a strategic level along with the knowledge and expertise to contribute to delivering the clinical redesign of services. You will work closely with the other Allied Health Professional Heads of Services and have direct communication with senior managers from other Divisions within the Health Board. You’ll have a commitment to collaborative working and be able to provide the clinical leadership to deliver the vision for future service delivery in conjunction with partners and stakeholders. As part of the Therapies senior management team you will be working with the Clinical Director for Therapies as part of a dynamic, creative team who are committed to a shared vision for Therapies services as outlined in our Annual Plan, working together with mutual respect and compassion, supporting each other to deliver excellent clinical services across all Divisions within the Health Board.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a successful, innovative and forward thinking organisation continually striving to deliver the very best quality of care for our patients and a caring and supportive environment for our colleagues. The Health Board has an annual budget of over £1 billion and over 13,000 colleagues, we are one of the largest Health Boards in Wales providing integrated community and acute services to over 600,000 people in South East Wales. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant diverse communities and our Clinical Futures plans which have recently included the opening of the brand new Grange University Hospital, a £350m, 462 bed purpose built Specialist and Critical Care Centre.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Closing date: 22nd April 2021
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Collette Kiernan, Clinical Director of Therapy Services