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Senior Clinical Exercise Physiologist

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rota per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has opened for an ambitious, dynamic and enthusiastic AHCS registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist to join the cardiovascular rehabilitation team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with evidence of working at a senior clinical exercise physiologist level to join our dynamic and high performing multi-disciplinary cardiovascular rehabilitation service.

At University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, the cardiovascular rehabilitation service is delivered across two outpatient sites - Centre for exercise and health, Coventry and St Cross Hospital, Rugby.

We are in the fortunate position to have excellent facilities across both sites (bespoke rehabilitation gyms, clinical rooms). This multi-site service offers cardiovascular rehabilitation to the following groups of patients - STEMI, NSTEMI, Revasc, HFrEF, HFpEF and PAD across the patient recovery pathway.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 15th August 2024 ***

Main duties of the job

This post requires a skilled and motivated clinician with a breadth of experience in patient assessment and exercise prescription across a range of chronic conditions.

The successful candidate will be joining an existing multi-disciplinary team (specialist nurses, clinical exercise physiologists, exercise specialists, dietitians, pharmacist, NHS Talking Therapies and admin staff).

The successful candidate will provide robust clinical leadership, supervision, mentorship and career development to the existing team of clinical exercise physiologists (Band 4, band 5 and Band 6's). This will be achieved through excellent communication skills, influencing, motivating and inspiring others to deliver high quality care.

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

Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will draw on highly specialist knowledge to manage a comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation programme, to include:

Manage and conduct functional capacity tests to establish physical capabilities and develop tailored programmes of exercise suitable to the service users needs and limitations Manage and conduct complex clinical assessments and risk stratification Have the ability to travel across sites to deliver cardiovascular rehabilitation (Centre for Exercise & Health Coventry & Hospital of St Cross, Rugby Oversee educational talks, such as exercise, goal setting and nutrition Manage the delivery of exercise-based cardiovascular rehabilitation sessions Implement cardiac services in-line with service policies and procedures Manage service user caseload with complex conditions Monitor and progress complex service users undergoing cardiovascular rehabilitation evaluating their condition and adapting their programme as necessary within department standards and protocols seeking senior assistance as required Ensure all records associated with cardiovascular rehabilitation are maintained in accordance with the Code of Conduct and Caldicott principles Organise and allocate the supervision of students attending for work or clinical experience Supervise staff members and conduct appraisals.

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

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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