Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist Position Overview
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The Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist for Asante is responsible for exercise prescription for the cardiac patient and monitoring the patient's response to exercise and recovery as outlined by the Cardiac Rehab staff and clinical guidelines. Additional responsibilities include cardiac telemetry monitoring, clerical duties, data collection, insurance verification, and equipment maintenance and supplies requisition.
This is a part-time, benefited position (budgeted at 40 hours per pay period). The shift for this position will be from 8:00am to 4:30pm (weekdays only). Scheduled days will be Thursday and Friday and there will be another flex day every other week.
What You'll Do
Adjust patient care planning and delivery based on established policy, procedures, protocols, or orders
Document patient's response and effectiveness of therapy or procedure and revise plan appropriately in collaboration with the RN
Perform rapid data collection to determine changing priorities and coordinates resources for effective response in all situations
Communicate data obtained and chart information as appropriate to other healthcare team members
Maintain exercise equipment and work area in a clean, safe, professional manner
Attend educational in-services and utilizes self-directed completion of unit specific and system wide competencies
Participate in endeavors to improve patient care, i.e. research, special projects and/or community related activities
Who You Are
You welcome working collaboratively and cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team to promote behavioral changes in the cardiac population by maintaining open lines of communication, willingly sharing knowledge with others, and accepting and providing constructive feedback in a supportive and non-judgmental manner
You are a problem solver and have the ability to interpret and deal with variables by using critical thinking skills developed through your work and or school experiences.
You demonstrate a commitment to a healthy lifestyle as a model for participants and staff
What You Must Have
Bachelor's degree in exercise science or allied health career with a focus in fitness and wellness is required. May consider the equivalent in experience and education in lieu of degree.
6 months experience in personal fitness training, leading adult exercise classes, developing and implementing adult fitness protocols
Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certified by American Heart Association (AHA)
Ability to perform dysrhythmia identification, intervention, and emergency cardiac care measures appropriately according to scope of practice
Ability to demonstrate proper use of equipment to prevent injury and adherence to the exercise prescription, or willing to learn appropriate technical skills
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified through the American Heart Association (AHA) must be obtained within 4 months of hire date
Successful completion of Asante's Basic Cardiac Rhythms course, or the ability to challenge and pass the course exam within 4 months of hire date
Previous or current experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Personal trainer Certification / ACSM Certification
Insurance verification and/or billing experience
Health Educator and/or Exercise Testing experience
Body Composition Analysis
What We Offer
Competitive starting wage
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and wellness
Excellent retirement package with up to 6% employer contribution
Generous Earned Time Off
Tuition reimbursement after one year of service
About Asante and Southern Oregon
Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.
At Asante we are defined by our values traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:
Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork
Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.