Enhanced Recovery Exercise Specialist

Post date: 19-Apr-2011 08:43:31

Band 4 Pay: £18,402 to £21,798 pa


A position is available for an enhanced recovery exercise specialist working in a busy acute trust. You will work as part of the Surgical and Critical Care service providing rehabilitation and exercise classes as part of the Physiotherapy Team to patients undergoing major abdominal surgery and / or admission to Critical Care.

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust (BNHFT) provides acute hospital services to a population of around 300,000 patients in Basingstoke, Tadley, Alton and Bordon as well as surrounding towns and villages in north and mid Hampshire and West Berkshire. Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital has around 450 beds, from which it provides a full range of services for patients who need both planned and emergency treatment. This includes the Diagnosis and Treatment Centre (DTC) our purpose built, modern planned care centre, which opened in February 2005.

This role will include assessment and treatment of patients rehabilitation needs and providing appropriate exercise plans to promote independence and mobility. You will also undertake exercise sessions with individuals and groups of patients independently.

A background in fitness such as gym / fitness instructor or personal trainer is essential alongside experience of working with people and a caring outlook.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the ability to work on their own initiative, being flexible as service requires. The position will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and supportive team in a fast paced environment.

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

Foundation Trust operates a probationary procedure covering new employees’ first six months in post

Thank you for your application for the above job reference at Basingstoke & North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust and it will be considered during the short listing process.

If you do not hear from us via email within 3 weeks of the closing date then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, however please do continue to apply for appropriate future opportunities.

We would like to thank you for your interest in BNHFT

The Recruitment Team

Basingstoke & North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

Please apply on line at: Jobs@nhht.nhs.uk, quoting the Reference Number below.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Nicky Austin (Head of Acute Therapy Services) 01256 313207

email: nicky.austin@bnhft.nhs.uk

Job Reference No: 251-2410

Closing Date: 1ST MAY 2011

Interview Date: 13th May 2011

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