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Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Assistant

posted Mar 7, 2014, 5:00 AM by Ben Jane   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 5:00 AM ]
Employer:Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:Cardiac Rehabilitation
Location:Reading
Salary:£18,838 to £22,016 per annum
Closing Date: 12/03/2014
Interview Date: 21/03/2014

The post holder will be an integral member of the cardiac rehabilitation team. They will assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate exercise programmes according to the needs of the referred individuals. They will be based in the community (at leisure centres/community centres or at the client’s home). They will help to improve participants heart conditions and in doing so promote optional functioning to reduce the likelihood of further heart events. They will encourage participants to become independent exercisers and promote the incorporation of exercise into normal activities of daily living. They will encourage participants to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle such as increased confidence, knowledge and functional capacity.

The post holder must be able to manage a case load. Health promotion and education is central to the role. Some lone working is involved. The post holder will be working with patients registered to General Practitioners in the Trust.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county. We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place. We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards, including safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information. Furthermore, your employment may be terminated should any information subsequently come to light which should have been disclosed in the course of your recruitment

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date.

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Ben Jane,
Mar 7, 2014, 5:00 AM
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