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Prehabilitation Exercise Professional

Job Reference: 358-2855635-ITA

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Prehabilitation
Location:
LRI, Leicester
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving pilot clinical service, Fit4Surgery. Due to the growth in this new and evolving service we have created a new post of a Pre-habilitation Exercise Professional.

Pre-habilitation is an emerging clinical specialty providing patient-centre care and utilising multi-modal interventions to support people to prepare both physically and emotionally for major surgery, usually for cancer. The Fit4Surgery intervention comprises both face-to-face assessment and exercise sessions with home-based exercise to support patients shielding. We are working with patients both during neo-adjuvant chemo/radiotherapy and during preparation for surgery and the project offers exercise, dietetics advice and mental health support. The Fit4Surgery project is a NHS England and Improvement funded project aiming to support patients to prepare for major surgery, usually for cancer. Initial funding supports a 2 year pilot and work has already begun to explore ongoing substantive funding for this service.

The Fit4Surgery team is looking for an experienced exercise professional to contribute to the caseload management and ongoing development of this pilot service. This post has the potential to develop and would suit a dynamic, motivated individual with a background in either physiotherapy or exercise physiology. The successful candidate would be supported to undertake appropriate training and development opportunities, particularly as the service may expand to support a wider range of patient groups. The role requires travel across Leicestershire and a flexible approach to working environment as the project utilises facilities at local authority leisure centres and the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (Loughborough University).

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire and the wider region and we are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country. Our team is made up of more than 10,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of many research programmes and new surgical procedures, in areas such as diabetes, genetics, cancer and cardio-respiratory diseases. We are a leading centre in healthcare research and have recently been designated a Cancer Research UK centre.

UHL is currently undergoing an exciting process of reconfiguration with associated site-investment, the Government has recently announced that Leicester’s Hospitals will be getting £450m of capital investment over the next 5 years to complete our investment and reconfiguration plans.

This is a new post in the Clinical Management Group of Intensive care, Theatres, Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Sleep (ITAPS) based at Leicester Royal Infirmary and working across the three sites and at community locations. Service delivery is supported by the Perioperative Testing & Training Society (POETTS) accredited UHL Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Service which undertakes close to 500 tests per year.

As this post is regulated by The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

Closing Date: 21-January-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Heather MacKinnon, Prehabilitation Project Manager:-

  • heather.j.mackinnon@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
  • 07779556442



Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.


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.



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