Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinician
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in a Community Cardiac Rehab team providing comprehensive cardiac rehab groups around Norfolk and a home based program?
Our team works to support the delivery of Cardiac Rehabilitation (exercise and cardiac health education) for people who have a primary cardiac diagnosis / including myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft surgery and acute coronary syndrome.
We are now recruiting additional members to our Team to include Heart Failure patients to our Group sessions and to implement the HF Reach Manual as a home-based option. The posts are open to Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and we will consider full and part-time applications.
Apply today if feel you have the skills and attributes to join our team!
Main duties of the job
* Comprehensive assessment of people referred to the cardiacrehabilitation service to determine their baseline and discharge clinical outcome measures within a variety of settings.o Plan and deliver an individual specialist cardiac treatment program using knowledge and evidence-based practice.o Assist the team to plan and deliver cardiac rehabilitation education sessions and exercise programs and a home-based program where appropriate.o Provide specialist advice and education regarding the service to otherprofessionals within health, social care and the voluntary sector.o Evaluate the progression of a patient's problems and goal achievement with respect to the treatment plan and adjustment of the management plan as necessary.o Assist with the triage of referrals to the cardiac rehabilitation service effectively and efficiently to ensure the minimum of delay in meeting the patient's needs.
The team is a multidisciplinary team based in Dereham who travel to different community venues around Norfolk to provide high quality care to our patients and offer a home-based program where necessary.
The team consists of nurses, a physiotherapist, a paramedic, a technical instructor and an administrator, who work closely together for the best interests of their patients.
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
11 July 2022
Agenda for change
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata pa
- You will undertake comprehensive assessment of people referred to the cardiac rehabilitation service to determine their baseline and discharge clinical outcome measures within a variety of settings.
- You will plan and deliver an individual specialist cardiac treatment program using knowledge and evidence-based practice and treatment options. The treatment plan is to be based on effective intervention and patient agreed goals taking into account their psychosocial needs.
- You will be assisting the team to plan and deliver cardiac rehabilitation education sessions and exercise program and a home-based program, including facilitating the HF Reach Program.
- You will obtain the informed consent of patients for the interventions delivered by reviewing and reflecting with the patient their understanding of their problems and treatment options.
- You will provide specialist advice and education regarding the service to other professionals within health, social care and the voluntary sector.
- You will evaluate the progression of a patients problems and goal achievement with respect to the treatment plan and adjustment of the management plan as necessary.
- You will be assisting with the triage of referrals to the cardiac rehabilitation service effectively and efficiently to ensure the minimum of delay in meeting the patients needs.
- You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care and develop treatment / care plans that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
- Following a holistic assessment and in liaison with the multi-disciplinary team, devise an individual care program for each patient, modifying it as required.
- You will assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
- Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
- You will be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to ensure active participation in self-management program, in particular where there may be high levels of anxiety and / or depression.
- You will demonstrate a high level of listening and counselling skills and deal sensitively and confidentiality with an individuals concerns, particularly at times of high levels of distress or anxiety.
- You will be liaising with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care coordinate appropriately.
- You will be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
- You will Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on SystemOne and completed on a daily basis.
- You will demonstrate dexterity and coordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
- You will order equipment and supplies via the electronic ordering systems used with the team.
- You will be ensuring informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
- You may occasionally be exposed to bodily fluids or infected material and therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.
- You will be preparing clear and concise reports for GPs and other referrers to the service outlining the results of assessment and treatment outcomes.
- Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service targets and needs.
- Ensure own paperwork and records are maintained and those maintained by the team.
- Contribute to the staff rota on a monthly basis.
- Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
- Be aware of budget and ensure all effort is made to work within this.
- Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
- Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
- Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
- Will be able to make own travel arrangements to cardiac rehabilitation program venues, base and meetings, etc as required.
- Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
- Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
- Will be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and / or less experienced staff.
- Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre / post registration course.
- Provide advice / training to less experienced staff and supervise and support Band 3 and 4 staff and students where appropriate.
- Mentor existing staff and provide training in specialist area as appropriate.
- Contribute to the induction process for new staff / students.
- Demonstrate basic IT / standard keyboard skills.
- Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence.
- Maintain own continuous professional development.
- Be accountable for work delegated to others.
Personal Professional Development
- To adhere to the relevant Professional Code of Conduct at all times.
- To ensure clinical and administrative policies and procedures are adhered to.
- To maintain clinical competence and credibility. To take personal responsibility for own professional growth and development.
- To challenge own and others practice, behaviours and beliefs in ways that facilitate change and improve services.
- Promote a culture of openness and integrity in line with the professional code of conduct.
- Monitor staff survey and, in conjunction with the Clinical Quality director and locality Operations Director, implement action plans across the locality.
- 1st level degree or working towards
- RGN level 1 / OT or PT degree level
- Current NMC / HCPC registration
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Basic Life Support
- Clinical Assessment Skills
- BACPR Physical Activity and Exercise in management of Cardiovascular Disease
- Assessor / mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or AHP equivalent
- HF Reach Manual training
- Evidence of working at Band 5 level
- Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses.
- Experience working in a Cardiology setting
- Experience working in a Cardiac Rehab setting
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
- Highly motivated
- Able to provide high standards of care
- Ability to use own initiative
- Good observational and reporting skills
- Ability to manage stressful situations
- Work flexibly to accommodate patient / service needs
- Computer literate
- Presentation skills
- Database experience
- Knowledge of the National Audit for Cardiac Rehab (NACR)
- Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
- Tact and diplomacy
- Empathy and sensitivity
- Ability to provide education and support to other healthcare professionals
Personal and People Development
- Good interpersonal skills
- A team player
Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)
- Professional appearance
- Be able to: kneel, bend and stoop and move exercise equipment and other items safely
- Must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
- Able to communicate effectively using the English language
- Able to work flexibly to meet patient and service needs
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)
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Cardiac Rehab Team Lead
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