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Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse or Physiotherapist

Job Description

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.

The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.

The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with our 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Please ensure that you read the Job Description which also includes the person specification before applying for this post.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified physiotherapist or nurse to expand their area of experience within and around cardiology. The post holder will be expected to assess cardiac rehabilitation patients (post MI, post coronary revascularisation, complex devices, cardiac surgery, newly diagnosed non-ischaemic and ischaemic heart failure patients) with existing complex health needs.

The post holder will be expected to support the existing cardiac rehabilitation in deliver a comprehensive programme of cardiac rehabilitation in hospital and local community sites within Western Cheshire.

The successful applicant must be have appropriate HPC registration. The post holder must also have demonstrable experience in assessing clinical information and developing appropriate plans of care in line with relevant evidence based medicine. The post holder will be well supported by the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will be expected to work with the existing team to deliver cardiac rehabilitation for patients including assisting in exercise based cardiac rehabilitation and delivering education sessions. The post holder must have proven experience within the NHS and be competent in delivering individual and or group exercise and educational care The post holder must be competent and confident in communicating at varied levels.

A flexible and dynamic approach to change is also required in addition to a full clean driving license and access to a motor vehicle.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Sophie McIntosh, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Cardiac Rehabilitation Department on  ( Phone number removed ) .

This advert will close earlier than advertised once sufficient applications have been received so please apply straight away. INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE VIA EMAIL ONLY. If you have not heard within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful. Overseas candidates will be responsible for travel expenses until the point of entry into Britain.
The Trust has a strong commitment to safeguarding and as part of this pre-employment checking please ensure that the referees you provide cover at least the past 3 years employment history, full contact details and work emails are also required.

If you are successful and a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) is required, the cost of the disclosure will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

As an equal opportunities employer and approved user of the ‘Two Ticks’ symbol, we are committed to interview all applicants with a disability that meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain.
Those who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely in these circumstance, to satisfy the Resident Labour market Test. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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