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AHP Lead for Orthopaedics

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced allied health professional to clinically lead our Prepare Well Orthopaedic Team. The team provides an innovative service to individuals awaiting orthopaedic surgery, and supports them in making positive health and lifestyle choices in preparation for this.

The successful applicant will lead a dynamic multiprofessional team that includes physiotherapists, dietitians and occupational therapies, providing education and exercise sessions. The service operates across a variety of locations including leisure centres, individuals homes, hospital sites and virtually.

The role will also be responsible for leading the transformation of therapy orthopaedic services. The postholder will collaborate with service users and multiprofessional teams across primary and secondary care to co-produce value based, person centred prehabilitation and rehabilitation services for people awaiting, undergoing and recovering from orthopaedic surgery.

Applicants will have clinical expertise in this field and service leadership experience. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential and knowledge and experience in service development and clinical evaluation are also required for the role.

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 clinical lead will provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team developing and delivering prehabilitation interventions to people waiting for orthopaedic surgery. This includes individual work, group work, consultation to others and supervision of colleagues. The role will also provide AHP leadership across the orthopaedic pathway, working in collaboration with professional leads to align the service with the CAVUHB Rehabilitation Model.

Partnership working is essential for this role through co-production, fostering multidisciplinary and multi-agency relationships and drawing upon community assets.

The post holder will line manage and develop team members in close collaboration with professional service leads. The role involves training and education and supporting colleagues beyond the orthopaedic prehabilitation service in developing the way we deliver our services. The role will actively support practice-based education.

There is a significant service development aspect to this role with opportunities for research and audit. Demonstrating value and benefits realisation is crucial.

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 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Degree / equivalent in therapy profession
  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant CPD
  • MSc or relevant higher level qualification



  • Significant post reg experience at a senior level in a therapy profession
  • Providing clinical Supervision
  • Leading a clinical team
  • Participation in planning / developing services
  • Presenting to a wide range of audiences


  • Involvement in change management
  • Published work



  • Advanced level of relevant clinical skills
  • Coaching and training
  • Communication with HCPs and public
  • Motivation of others
  • Organisational skills
  • Audit and research


  • Research methodolgy
  • IMT
  • Analysis of statistical information

Special Knowledge


  • Specialist therapy knowledge in Orthopaedic conditions

Personal Qualities


  • Professional confidence
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Demonstrates empathy


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Member of relevant specialist interest groups


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Woodlands House

Maes-y-Coed Road


CF14 4HH

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