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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke Rehabilitation Lead

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist (OT) to join the dynamic stroke pathway. You will join a committed and experienced team who provide an integrated approach to stroke care delivery across the two hospital sites and community these bases include both University Hospital of Wales (UHW) and Llandough (UHL). As a Band 7, you will be a catalyst for change, promoting effective leadership and clinical delivery, optimising outcomes, and ensuring management of data including SSNAP.

Main duties of the job

Cardiff and Vale UHB is a unique teaching UHB, that provides tertiary, specialist, general acute, mental health and community services and has a renowned reputation for teaching, research and development.

We are excited to offer this full-time positionwithin our forward-thinking stroke service. Your excellent communication and leadership skills will be a driving force behind positive change and service development. In this full-time position, you'll collaborate closely with the OT stroke leadership team, ensuring a flexible and dynamic approach across the pathway. You will work closely with acute and rehabilitation services ensuring consistency of care delivery and optimising patient flow. Delivering evidence-based stroke interventions, you will ensure person centred care through coproduction, promoting goal focused service delivery. You will be a mentor, provide training, consultation and education on all things OT and stroke. Collaborating with the OT stroke leadership team, you will contribute to the continued development of a high-quality evidence-based OT service.

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

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 or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Qualification in Occupational Therapy at degree level or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of recent formal training/ learning and continued professional development at a higher level


  • Post-graduate qualifications in a wide selection of clinical conditions
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent



  • Advanced clinical reasoning/problem solving skills within clinical areas and therapeutic handling
  • Knowledge of current healthcare policies and application in clinical area in order to contribute to service development.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload
  • Mechanisms of Audit and research methodology.

Specialist knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge in the clinical area.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety/ clinical risk management
  • Knowledge and understanding of services that link across the primary/secondary care interface to provide integrated care. This is to include voluntary organisations.

Personal Qualities


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



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


  • Ability to speak welsh



  • Managing a complex/highly complex caseload.
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Post-graduate experience, including in the specialty or associated specialty relevant to the post.
  • Team Leadership within uni and multidisciplinary teams.
  • People management - negotiation skills within a team of staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road, Llandough


CF64 2XX

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