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Clinical Exercise Physiologist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Exercise Physiologist to join our friendly, passionate, and nationally accredited multi-disciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation Service. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

This post is fulltime and is a substantive post. The post holder will be multi-site based within University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust which will include working at the Centre for Exercise and Health (Coventry community cardiac rehab venue) and St Cross Hospital, Rugby.

This role requires the post-holder to assist in the delivery of the multi-morbidity clinical rehabilitation services in Coventry and Rugby. The post-holder will have a clinical caseload within the cardiac rehabilitation team and assist and support the clinical rehabilitation team in delivering new and innovative clinical services into clinical practice.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 17th May 2024

Main duties of the job

  • A skilled and knowledgeable practitioner in exercise science applied to a range of long-term conditions and morbidities including cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory and cancer.
  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the REPS and NHS Code of conduct.
  • Assist in the management and day to day running of the community and hospital multi-morbidity rehabilitation programme.
  • Participate in the development of quality initiatives, including standards of the multi-morbidity rehabilitation programme, patient care, clinical audit, monitoring of service provision and clinical research.

  • About us

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

    We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

    Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

    We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

    By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

    The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Ability to undertake a clinical assessment (as an autonomous specialist) of patients with long-term conditions, including those with complex presentation, investigate, analyse & formulate individualised management & treatment plans to formulate specialised programmes of care.
  • To identify and respond appropriately to additional long-term conditions and/or co-morbidities and the potential effect these may have on physical activity and lifestyle advice. Use this information appropriately prior to advising, planning or implementing physical activity and lifestyle treatment plans.
  • Accept clinical responsibility for own caseload & organise this effectively & efficiently with regard to the clinical progress of the patient.
  • Maintain immediate life support and defibrillation training ILS.
  • Collaborate with long term condition specialists and all members of the multidisciplinary team in the primary and secondary health care settings to ensure patients are receiving the highest quality of care.
  • Ensure patient information is collated, monitored and fully accurate maintaining complete records in line with Trust standards.
  • Promote the involvement and engagement of patients, members and carers/relatives in the assessment, delivery and evaluation of care.
  • Maintain and develop clinical expertise by attendance and participation in regular post-registration education as identified by PDPs i.e. BACPR/BASES study days or conferences and in-service training, participating in mentorship and appraisal as required.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    Centre for Exercise Health - UHCW

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