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Cardiac Rehabilitation
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30pm. To be discussed on application.)
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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Hardwick suite, Walton Hospital
£35,392 - £42,618 pa, pro rata
Salary period
11/06/2023 23:59

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust logo

Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse / Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Derbyshire Community Health Service Trust (DCHS) has an exciting opportunity for a cardiac professional to join our cardiac rehabilitation team. 

The Cardiac Rehabilitation service covers North Derbyshire to deliver exercise and education to cardiac patients. 

We are looking for a Cardiac Nurse / Physiotherapist with understanding and experience in the delivery of rehabilitation, and the confidence to integrate into a innovative and passionate team. 

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role include, but are not limited to, assessing patients safety to enrol onto the exercise and education programme. 

Assisting in the delivery of safe and prescriptive exercise, whilst monitoring, recognising and then adapting exercise when required. 

You will be expected to travel across North Derbyshire, aiding in functional testing and exercise delivery. 

Contribution to service development and innovation will be key, as we continue evolve to meet the complex needs of our patients. 

Working for our organisation

DCHST vision is to be the best provider of local healthcare and to be a great place to work.

DCHS values:

  • To get the basics right
  • To act with compassion and respect
  • To make a difference
  • To value and develop teamwork
  • To value everyone's contribution because everyone matters

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.   To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site.  You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Support colleagues in the delivery of exercise, adapting where necessary and progressing when needed. 

Functional testing in clinical assessments. 

Telephone support and assessment of patients. 

Inputting patient data onto system one, AMaT, and at times the National Audit database.  

Contribute to innovative ideas for better working ways and better patient care. 

Administrative roles and activity, including digitisation.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of recent training to cardiac rehabilitation
  • NMC / HCPC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Education to or working towards degree level training


Essential criteria
  • Experience in cardiology / cardiac rehabilitation
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in service development and transformational change process
  • Community care delivery or cardiac rehabilitation

Skills and attributes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Inquisitive and open minded
  • Good IT skills, including microsoft office, excel, TPP

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates ability to work with range of professionals and small teams
  • Demonstrates ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to be adaptive to different working situations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldWe are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Lisa Clarke
Job title
Cardiac Rehabilitation Team lead.
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Additional information

Please feel free to contact to discuss the job role and daily activity in more detail.