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Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Employer
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham Kent
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Clinical Cardiopulmonary Testing & Exercise Physiologist

Division: Surgery and Anaesthetics

Care Group: Surgical Services

Band: 5

Salary: �28,407 - �34,581 per annum

Interview Date: 28th May 2024

We are recruiting for a Clinical Cardiopulmonary Testing & Exercise Physiologistwho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

To be part of a team that will provide a high standard, fully comprehensive, multi-skilled Cardiopulmonary Exercise testing (CPET) and prehabilitation service in a professional manner, working to National and Departmental Guidelines whilst being accountable for own actions. Effective communication skills will support the post holder as they manage the patient pathway of these high-risk patients and support the other disciplines in their activity.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, you will play a crucial role in our multi-disciplinary prehabilitation team that works to support the Medway patients in their peri-operative pathway.

You will communicate with patients to offer prehabilitation support, advice and help with motivation during their journey to self-improve and reduce their clinical risk of complications following surgery.

Using CPET and Biopsychosocial interventions as the basis of risk assessment and treatment, we will create a patient-centred service that will truly improve patient lives. You will be supported by a group of dedicated Consultant Peri-op Anaesthetic Physicians and bolstered by skilled allied health professions in support of this work

To be part of a team that will provide a high standard, fully comprehensive, multi-skilled Cardiopulmonary Exercise testing (CPET) and prehabilitation service in a professional manner, working to National and Departmental Guidelines whilst being accountable for own actions.

Effective communication skills will support the post holder as they manage the patient pathway of these high-risk patients and support the other disciplines in their activity.

CPET testing will require competencies in ECG and general observations of physical parameters to monitor for ongoing pathology during the test. This will help support our consultants to ensure the safe delivery of the testing process. Guided by these CPET results, the post holder will have an expertise in creating personalised exercise prescriptions and Nutritional support. The successful candidate will work with other specialist members of the team to achieve the best possible outcome for the patients.

An interest in teaching, quality improvement are essential parts of this job.

The successful candidate will be supported for POETTS accreditation and other CPD courses based on successful appraisal outcome.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in sport and exercoise physiology or equivalant
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Evidence of further study or courses in relation to the topic


Knowledge

Essential

  • To provide all skills in line with the recognised Professional Code of Practice (BASES)
  • Commit to maintaining ALS/ILS training


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience working in acute NHS/Private sector


Skills

Essential

  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible in working practice and able to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Work well as part of a team


Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eliot Ward Pre-assessment Medway maritime hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road

Gillingham Kent

ME7 5NY

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