Senior Rehabilitation Assistant

England, London
£25250 - £30250 per annum + + gym & healthcare
14 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022
Nuffield Health
Full Time

Senior Rehabilitation Assistant - R0042600 - St Bartholomew's Hospital - £25,250 - £30,250 depending on experience

About Nuffield Health at St. Bartholomew's Hospital

In early 2022, we will open the doors to Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital: The City of London's only independent hospital, situated next to St Bartholomew's NHS hospital. This will be our flagship centre for cardiac services and will also provide a full range of surgical and medical services, including orthopaedics, oncology, general surgery, gynaecology and urology services.

Nearby is the newly opened Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre. Alongside the state-of-the-art multi-million pound gym floor and 25m heated indoor swimming pool is a dedicated rehabilitation area. Our on-site medical centre provides expert physiotherapy, emotional wellbeing services, private GP and travel clinic.

The rehabilitation team will work across the Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre providing a connected health journey for our patients.

About the role

As a Senior Rehabilitation Assistant, you will assist the Rehabilitation Services Lead to deliver high quality patient centred rehabilitation services for cardiac and cancer patients. The successful candidate will be able to work independently under the direction of the Rehabilitation Services Lead in conducting patient assessments, functional capacity testing, as well as delivering small group and individual exercise training. You will work to maintain excellent relationships with all stakeholders including cancer and cardiac care leads, consultants, and clinical nurse specialists.

In addition, at times you may be required to help deliver hospital inpatient post-operative rehabilitation under the close guidance of physiotherapists and help support some operational requirements of the physiotherapy department. You will be expected to manage and prioritise a patient caseload. You will have the opportunity to contribute to service development and quality improvement.

About the person

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of providing individual and group tailored exercise programmes for those with cardiovascular disease. The ideal candidate would also have experience of cancer rehabilitation. You should have a proven ability to work effectively in a team and have excellent communication and time management skills.

You will need to have:

  • Level 3 Personal trainer or relevant fitness qualification (CIMSPA recognised) OR BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner/ BASES Accredited Sports and Exercise Scientist

  • Level 4 BACPR cardiac rehabilitation exercise instructor qualification

  • (DESIRABLE) Level 4 qualification in cancer and exercise rehabilitation (CIMSPA recognised)

  • (DESIRABLE) NVQ Level 2 in health and social care - or willing to pursue this (within contracted hours and fully funded)

Candidates must be computer literate as we will be using an electronic patient record system

The benefits

You can expect competitive pay, have access to a local in-service training program and training events organised by the Nuffield Health Academy.

Nuffield Health is committed to making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of those we treat. Our expertise and dedication to improving people's lives has rightly given us a reputation that is second to none in the sector and as an employer of choice, we recognise the importance of attracting the right calibre of individuals to our teams.

We want you to be the best you can be. We promise that we will support you with training opportunities, career development options and our unique health & wellbeing focused benefits package. This includes free membership across all our Fitness & Wellbeing clubs, along with free private healthcare. Not only this but we also offer a range of lifestyle and financial wellbeing.

We encourage flexible working and flexibility with shift patterns.

Be your best and join us in building a healthier nation.

About Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health is Britain's largest and most pioneering healthcare charity, integrating fitness and well-being, prevention, and cure. We have brought together our hospitals, clinics, fitness & wellbeing centres as well as our diagnostic units into one holistic healthcare service provided from over 200 locations. A not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest every penny we make into helping the people of Britain to lead healthier, happier lives. In today's healthcare market, we are in an enviably strong position.

Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres offer a state-of-the-art environment in which to further your career. Our innovative way of working integrates services that range from sports massage to Pilates to complementary therapies. And our market leading continuing professional development programmes give you the time, support, and budget to train properly. You will also enjoy the fact that we put our clients at the centre of everything we do, which means you get the chance to deliver genuinely personal and tailored services.

We will apply to the DBS for disclosure on the successful candidate.

Applications will be considered as they are received, and interviews will be arranged accordingly. We reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications. Therefore, please apply early to ensure you are considered for the post.