S & C NHS Role
Strength and Conditioning Exercise Practitioner - Nov 22
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
The closing date is 28 November 2022
Band Band 5
Salary £27,055 to £32,934 a year
Working pattern Full-time
Reference number C9298-ATH-055
Job locations St. James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF
A vacancy has arisen within the Orthopaedic Outpatient Physiotherapy Team for a Strength and Conditioning Exercise Practitioner. This post will begin within LTHT and on completion of competency led in house and mandatory training, may include work within the community, including hydrotherapy classes.
The post holder will primarily be responsible for their own caseload. You will be required to carry out the assessment and management of patients offering exercise based input within the scope of various protocols and management plans. This role will involve regular communication and joint working with the physiotherapy team to plan goal centred rehabilitation programmes for patients assisting them to return to their optimal function or their own personal targets in tandem with the Leeds Way.
Main duties of the job
You will be expected to assist with exercise prescription and planning of rehabilitation programmes for patients who have been referred to the physiotherapy department with musculoskeletal injuries by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Consultants and Advanced Practitioners and also self-referring staff members. The role will allow you to work with people of mixed abilities with both early phase management and also longer term chronic conditions included, working with individuals to help them achieve their goals, be that return to work, return to sport or to improve their day to day function.
This post can be a developmental post which will allow the successful candidate a set period of time to meet departmental criteria and personal development in relation to the area. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop therapy skills in a number of musculoskeletal based patients groups.