Highly Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Team Lead

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Highly Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Team Lead to lead and manage a team of Multiprofessional Rehabilitation Assistants at the Stroke Rehabilitation Centre (SRC), University Hospital Llandough. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic rehabilitation specialist from any registered nursing or allied health professional clinical background with proven skills in the management of stroke patients with rehabilitation needs.

SRC is a 38-bedded inpatient facility providing specialist stroke recovery and rehabilitation care for the population of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The Early Supported Discharge Team provides community based stroke rehabilitation to patients after discharge from hospital. The stroke multidisciplinary team includes dedicated Multiprofessional Rehabilitation Assistants delivering patient centred goal-oriented rehabilitation supporting the patient through rehabilitation.

The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership and managerial support to the group of MPRAs, working closely with the ESD team, SRC's ward manager, stroke consultants and other multidisciplinary team leaders as part of the well-established expert stroke leadership team.

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

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a dynamic and innovative practitioner with significant post registration experience and skills. They will be expected to carry a complex rehabilitation caseload, leading a team of multiprofessional rehabilitation assistants working effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will need to:
  • be responsible for the overseeing the day-to-day delivery of a high-quality service to patients recovering and rehabilitating after stroke.
  • have previous senior clinical and leadership experience.
  • act as an expert providing clinical supervision, support to the team and clinical advice to members of the interdisciplinary team, patients, carers and other agencies.
  • have relevant physical examination and rehabilitation intervention skills
  • have excellent organisational, communication and influencing skills.
  • work well within a multidisciplinary team.
  • collaborate closely with key leaders/managers which will include identifying areas for service development and improvement, implementing transformational change.
  • advocate and support patients' rights by promoting shared decision making, respecting individual choice and beliefs, ensuring privacy and dignity at all times.

About us

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 focused 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification degree/equivalent in physiotherapy/occupational therapy or Nursing
  • NMC or HCPC Registration
  • Specialist training/courses to postgraduate diploma level


  • Membership of the professional body
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent



  • Highly developed physical skills relevant to the clinical area e.g. manual techniques and therapeutic handling
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced level of clinical skills within the specialist field.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload
  • Adaptive team player


  • Competent IMT skills
  • Analysis of statistical information

Specialist knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge in the clinical area.
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training courses
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management

Personal Qualities


  • Ability cope under pressure demonstrating resilience
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Able to lead by example, and role model UHB behaviours and values


  • Demonstrate an interest and or skill set in service development / service planning



  • Able to travel, in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the job


  • Ability to speak welsh



  • oSignificant post registration clinical experience in a senior position in the specialist area
  • oExperience of providing clinical supervision


  • oInvolvement in developing professional practice, and transforming service delivery

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road, Llandough


CF64 2XX

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