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Highly Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Dietitian

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Highly Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Team Lead Dietitian to lead the Dietetic team within the Stroke Rehabilitation Centre (SRC), University Hospital Llandough. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic rehabilitation specialist 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, Speech and Language therapy, OT. Physio, Psychology, medical and nursing working collaboratively.

The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership 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.

The successful candidate will need to:
  • be responsible for the overseeing the day-to-day delivery of a high-quality dietetic 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 junior dietitians, members of the interdisciplinary team, patients, carers and other agencies.
  • 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 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

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



  • 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



  • Significant post registration clinical experience in a senior position in the specialist area
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision


  • Involvement 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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