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Prehabilitation Project Manager

Job Reference: 358-3384016-ITA

University Hospitals of Leicester
Allied Health Professionals
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

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Prehabilitation Project Manager – Elective Surgery

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team developing prehabilitation for people preparing for elective orthopaedic surgery. Due to the growth in this new and evolving service a Pre-habilitation Project Manager is required to develop and implement a service to support the Elective Orthopaedic waiting list building on the successful cancer Pre-habilitation service currently being delivered by the Fit4Surgery team.

Pre-habilitation is an emerging clinical speciality providing patient-centre care and utilising multi-modal interventions to support people to prepare both physically and emotionally for surgery. The Fit4Surgery intervention comprises both face-to-face assessment and exercise sessions with home-based exercise to flexibly support patients. We are working to extend service provision from cancer services to support elective orthopaedic services.

The Fit4Surgery team is looking for an experienced clinician with highly developed specialist knowledge to lead the development and implementation of a pre-habilitation service for people preparing for orthopaedic surgery. This post has the potential to develop and would suit a dynamic, motivated individual with a background in relevant clinical care. The successful candidate would be supported to undertake appropriate training and development opportunities. 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.

Closing Date: 19th-September-2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Heather MacKinnon, Prehabilitation Project Manager:

  • 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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

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