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Clinical Fellow in Spinal Rehabilitation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£37,737 to £59,336 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for the posts of Clinical Fellow in Spinal Rehabilitation, aimed at trainees wanting a career within Specialist Rehabilitation. The post is based in our new purpose-built unit at University Hospital Llandough (UHL).

A motivated and enthusiastic colleague is required to join the current team of two spinal rehabilitation consultants.

There are two posts available - one fixed term until 6th August 2024 and one is fixed term for 12 months from 7th August 2024.

Main duties of the job

The Spinal Injuries Unit provides care for adults from a wide geographical area, including South and Mid Wales, and the postholder will be expected to provide ward cover Monday to Friday, support outpatient clinics as well as the opportunity to be involved in service evaluation and quality improvement projects.

Although these posts are full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

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.

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

Cymraeg - Cewch hyd i Ddisgrifiad Swydd llawn a Manyleb y Person wediu hatodi o fewn y dogfennau ategol

Person Specification

  • On Specialist Register for Neurology OR Specialty Registrar with CCT / equivalent due within six months of interview date
  • MRCP


  • Post graduate degree (PhD, MD)


  • Experience of research in a clinical environment
  • Specialist experience in clinical neurology


  • Specialist experience in Specialist Rehabilitation


  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Counselling and communication skills


  • Computing skills


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Evidence of engagement with revalidation


  • Active research interests


  • Evidence of initiating, completing and writing up research projects with track record of publication


  • Commitment to participating in and understanding of the management process


  • Evidence of management training


  • Evidence of teaching medical/dental students and junior doctors/dentists


  • Organisation of (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) teaching programmes





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