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Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist - Conquest Hospital

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work within our Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist Teams. You will be based at Conquest Hospital, but you'll be expected to work across the ESHT sites as required by the service.

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated and positive thinking person, with experience in cardiac rehabilitation, who can practice autonomously.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in this specialist area of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation to develop expertise and further their professional development.You will be responsible for the care of clients during their phase 2 and phase 3 cardiac prevention and rehabilitation. You will also be responsible for entering accurate data into the National Audit for Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR).The role involves careful pre assessment for safe and effective exercise prescription the safe and effective running of the out-patient exercise groups and cardiovascular risk assessment clinics. You will support patients through their programme, setting clear SMART goals for lifestyle optimisation and activity/exercise which you will review and adapt as required and at mid-point and end of programme. You will also provide ongoing goals and referrals to phase 4 community programmes following final review.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the care of clients during their phase 2 and phase 3 cardiac prevention and rehabilitation. You will also be responsible for entering accurate data into the National Audit for Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR).

You should have experience in running exercise classes with good interpersonal and presentation skills feel confident to independently manage group sessions, follow up, plan and co-ordinate their rehabilitation programme and exercise advice. As part of a supportive team, you will provide and supervise a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme from referral to discharge, adapted to individual clinical need and patient preference, for all cardiovascular patients meeting the referral inclusion criteria. We are looking for someone who has previous or current experience in cardiac rehabilitation, who is a CIMSPA accredited gym instructor level 3, CIMPSA accredited personal trainer level 4 with in date BACPR phase 4 instructor training. In return you will be part of a very friendly, experienced and supportive team, dedicated to helping you to develop your career in this clinical field. We encourage all staff to participate in Continuing Professional Development.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • REPs Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • REPs Level 3 Personal Trainor
  • REPs Level 4 Cardiac Disease
  • REPS Level 4 Nutrition
  • Evidence of continued professional development to degree level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience


  • Degree in Sports or Exercise Science Teaching qualification



  • Experience of undertaking exercise assessments to determine suitability for individual programmes for cardiac patients
  • Experience of delivering exercise programmes to cardiac patients
  • Experience of delivering exercise to a complex patient group with multiple comorbidities
  • Experience of delivering structured group education regarding lifestyle changes
  • Experience of knowledge of adaptations required for individual patients and conditions

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital and cross site

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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