Physiotherapist

  • Location: St David’s Hospice, Llandudno
  • Salary: Starting at £40,588 
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hrs
  • Job reference: 2024-007
  • Closing Date: 1st March 2024, 5pm

This is an integral post covering all our St Davids Hospice sites, which are at Llandudno, Bangor, and Holyhead. St David’s Hospice Llandudno consists of 8 bedded in-patients unit and 4 virtual beds for Hospice at Home, there is also Hafan Dewi Sant unit that runs various day therapy/wellbeing clinics at both Llandudno and Holyhead. There is also a 4-bed unit at Holyhead which is based within a community Hospital at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley.

We are looking for someone who wants to make a real difference to our community.

Based in Conwy, Gwynedd and Môn, St David’s Hospice provides compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and support for their family. This is an exciting time to join St Davids Hospice Team.

We are currently growing our care team, moving from a traditional day hospice model to a well-being, drop in centre approach to help us reach and support more people. This post will be instrumental in helping us deliver our vision for the future of St Davids Hospice. We are looking for someone who can join our small team and make a big difference. Current services include Inpatient beds at both Llandudno and Holyhead, Hospice at Home in Conwy with wellbeing/Drop-in centres in Llandudno and Bangor.  There are nurse-led clinics, with the addition of support from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, counsellor, social worker, art therapy and complementary therapies.

The Physiotherapist role will be influential in ensuring that the Hospice meets the demand from its community.

The post holder will:

  • Manage a clinical caseload of palliative patients within in-patients/Hospice @Home and Day Therapy.
  • Lead and develop empowering patient-focused therapeutic groups both face to face.
  • Work alongside the Allied Health professionals.
  • Be an integral part of the Clinical Services Team fully participating to provide high-quality, holistic care.
  • Deliver quality education in palliative rehabilitation to the wider clinical community.
  • Have the ability and understanding of dealing with sensitive patient/carer issues.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience or a keen interest in working in end-of-life care and up-to-date knowledge of current palliative care issues is preferred; training and support will be given.
  • The successful candidate must hold a Professional Qualification or Degree in Physiotherapy as well as a state registration with a Professional Body.
  • They must be a keen team player with good interpersonal and communication skills who believe that working with people in the last years of life is a privilege.

About us:

Based in North West Wales St Davids Hospice provides compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and support for their family. As well as offering a competitive salary, we support continuing contributions to the NHS pension scheme (for existing members) and NEST pension scheme for others, we offer a package of employee support and development, flexible working opportunities, free onsite parking, and free refreshments.  No weekend work is required although staff are encouraged to support our wonderful fundraising events where possible.

In return the successful candidate will join a team who are passionate about providing a wide range of services to support patients and carers, to enable people to remain at home and self-supporting for as long as possible and to support the MDT team in providing high standard of care to our in-patients who are admitted for symptom management, respite care and end of life care.

Further information

Please see full job description below or contact Elinor Thomas, Director of Care/Matron. 

Please arrange a visit, we’re very proud of the Hospice and would be happy to show you around.

Please note: We are a UK based company and can only accept applications from those already living, and with a legal right to work in the UK.

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