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Cardiac Exercise Specialist Job

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Company: PeaceHealth

Location: Longview, WA

Date Posted: June 6, 2014

Source: Peacehealth

Req ID: 16107

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

Department: Cardiac Rehab (3720)

PeaceHealth, St. John Medical Center in Longview, wa, has a relief exercise specialist position available. Position is needed for back up coverage and for high patient volumes.

Responsible for providing assessments for entry into cardiac and pulmonary rehab, individual or group exercise programs, program development, program implementation, instruction and guidance following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients. Ensures quality ...

Req ID: 16107

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

Department: Cardiac Rehab (3720)

PeaceHealth, St. John Medical Center in Longview, wa, has a relief exercise specialist position available. Position is needed for back up coverage and for high patient volumes.

Responsible for providing assessments for entry into cardiac and pulmonary rehab, individual or group exercise programs, program development, program implementation, instruction and guidance following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients. Ensures quality of service and generates new wellness related product lines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, protocols and outcome measures.
2. Conducts assessments including sub maximal cardiovascular and pulmonary testing; strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition for patients.
3. Develops and implements exercise prescription based on assessment findings and develops appropriate plan of care.
4. Maintains appropriate clinical records, and consistently documents participant/program data in the designated areas.
5. Coordinates activities with other rehab medicine services and other hospital departments.
6. Instructs patients, family members and caregivers on home exercise programs, self care and lifestyle modifications. Develops, revises, and teaches patient education session and community education sessions as appropriate to knowledge base.
7. Develops, implements, participates and assists in external wellness and health activities/programs targeting specific populations.
8. Counsels patients/clients on testing results, including establishing appropriate fitness & health improvement goals.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year degree program in exercise science, Physical Education, Wellness or other health related field.
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

One year of clinical experience in a Health/Wellness/Physical Rehabilitation program is required.
Knowledge of exercise testing protocols
Knowledge of indications/contra-indications of exercise and health training techniques and administration
Experience with EKG interpretation
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

BLS Healthcare Provider Card is required.
ACLS certification required within 6 months of hire.
OTHER SKILLS:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment

qualifications

Location: Longview, WA
Job Category: Other Technicians & Technologists
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type: Per Diem/Relief
Salary range starts at:$15.79
RequiredCertifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

To learn more about PeaceHealth, please visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Posting Notes:Longview, WA || Other Technicians & Technologists || Per Diem/Relief || REHABILITATION SVCS

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