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Cardiac Rehabilitation Healthcare Practitioner - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced nurse with a passion for cardiac care and rehabilitation? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a difference in the lives of patients? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our small team and contribute to the delivery of our cardiac rehabilitation exercise and education program.

As a Registered Nurse, you will play a vital role in our community-based cardiac rehabilitation program. Currently, we provide five exercise classes in the community, three assessment clinics per week, and an online education program. Your expertise and compassion will be instrumental in helping patients recover and improve their cardiovascular health.

Please note that we can only consider applications from individuals with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN, as we are currently unable to support OSCE.

Main duties of the job


To assist in ensuring a comprehensive and seamless service is provided for patients with cardiac conditions referred from primary and secondary care.

In collaboration with the cardiac rehabilitation lead, co-ordinate an effective cardiac rehabilitation service. This aims to encourage patient independence following a cardiac diagnosis offering an individualised menu of cardiac rehabilitation including exercise, education, medication management and psychological support.

In collaboration with the cardiac rehabilitation lead, and consultant cardiologists, review the service needs as appropriate.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • To monitor systems for the effective identification of eligible and suitable patients and invite them to attend a cardiac rehabilitation programme.
  • For each patient, develop an individualised programme of specialist cardiac rehabilitation advice to support their recovery. This may involve family and carers.
  • To independently run a phase II clinic for cardiac patients referred to the service, via face to face or by telephone/video link clinic
  • To participate in the development and running of the cardiac rehabilitation services for phases I, II, III and IV.
  • To work as part of a team in the outpatient exercise and education component of the cardiac rehabilitation programme.
  • To ensure effective two way communication with members of the multidisciplinary team involved in cardiac services.
  • To provide specialist input to the Peterborough area patient led support group.
  • Work independently to manage own caseload of patients.

  • Deliver the education /training programme to patients and their carers as appropriate.
  • To be actively involved in the education and training of the multidisciplinary team to develop their professional skills in accordance with the needs of this client group.
  • To be actively involved in the education of student nurses in all aspects of cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Maintain own continuous professional development through self directed learning, attendance of relevant education programmes or professional conferences.

  • Participate in local and national audits.
  • Maintain a database to facilitate audits.
  • Foster an environment where practice is research /evidence based audit to ensure its effectiveness.
  • Identify and disseminate relevant research.
  • Participate in relevant research projects.

  • Manage own projects as part of working within cardiac rehabilitation service to further develop an evidence based programme.
  • Assist in the day to day running of the cardiac rehabilitation services in the absence of the cardiac rehabilitation lead.


Ensure compliance with the Trusts health and safety and risk management policies and procedures establish and maintain safe systems of work within the department or area you work. You have a duty to maintain the health and safety and welfare of staff, patients or other third parties visiting your department or general areas of the Trust.


All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of their employment with the NHS, including matters relating to other members of staff, patients and members of the public.


It is the responsibility of all staff to unsure that they understand and follow the infection control policies, procedures and best practice applicable within the Trust. In particular:
  • Observe all infection control policies and practices relevant to the post.
  • Act as a role model to others regarding infection control best practice.
  • Ensure that they keep up to date and attend all relevant training relating to infection control issues applicable to their post.
  • Ensure that patients, visitors, contractors are aware of and follow infection control best practice where applicable.
  • Report non compliance or concerns regarding infection control issues/best practice to their line manager


To work in line with the Trust values and promote these within teams, departments and divisions within the Trust.

Please note that this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely a guide to the responsibilities of the post holder. The post holder may be required to undertake additional duties within the sphere of their competence and to meet the changing needs of the service

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RGN with diploma or degree in Nursing


  • Accredited cardiac or BACPR qualification
  • Attended training for motivational interviewing or coaching, or equivalent



  • A minimum of 2 years experience in your field
  • Knowledge of clinical management following acute coronary syndrome event, percutaneous coronary intervention, cardiac surgery or a heart failure diagnosis
  • Knowledge of how cardiac rehabilitation enhances patient care


  • Experience of working in primary and secondary care
  • Experience of working as a part of the cardiac rehabilitation team
  • Knowledge of current NHS and cardiac rehabilitation policies
  • Experience in health education and promotion with patients and clinicians



  • Understanding of the emotional, psychological and physical problems related to post cardiac events


  • Experience using NACR database

Key Skills


  • Excellent communication skills with awareness of the need for confidentiality at all times.
  • Good record keeping skills.
  • Able to organise complex packages of patient care
  • Able to identify and respond to clinical changes accordingly.
  • Motivated to work collaboratively and enthusiastically as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to foster good working relationships.
  • Effectively prioritises and co-ordinates own work.
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively in high pressure situations


  • Good presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and initiative
  • Good IT skills and the ability to use Microsoft packages, including Word, Outlook and Excel.



  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives cultural, religious and emotional needs and beliefs
  • To respect individual's dignity, integrity and cultural and religious beliefs.
  • A flexible and proactive approach to change
  • Ability to look beyond and work across organisational boundaries.
  • Can appropriately facilitate behaviour change and adapt approach to various situations.
  • The ability to travel across the county, sometimes at short notice
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trusts Values and Behaviours
  • Be prepared to work across sites as and when required

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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