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Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehab

Job ID: 47518
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, OR is seeking a Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehab for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $19.37, more depending on experience.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Springfield is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, also known as, Oregon wine country. Two rivers run through the community, the Willamette River, and McKenzie River. Bike, walk or run the Middle Fork Path along the Willamette river, or spend the day fishing on the McKenzie river. Springfield has a flourishing downtown and fast becoming a must visit for it’s culinary experience! Immersed in art, take the outdoor mural tour, or stay inside at the Emerald Art Center. We have one of the most desirable locations in the Pacific Northwest to live, work, and play. 

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend is a state-of-the-art regional medical center. On the leading edge of evidence-based hospital design, and creating a patient-centered, healing environment with a strong focus on quality clinical outcomes and patient safety. 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for providing wellness assessments, 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.

What you will do:

  1. Makes recommendations and assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures in a positive manner.
  2. Assesses patients and provides ongoing reassessments in regard to exercise physiology and clinical data to develop an interdisciplinary plan of care. Conducts wellness assessments including sub maximal cardiovascular, strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition for patient/clients.
  3. Participates through a team approach in the development and implementation of a treatment plan.
  4. Maintains appropriate clinical records, and consistently documents participant/program data in the designated areas.
  5. Makes recommendations relative to acquisition of new equipment and needs for space.
  6. Coordinates activities with other rehab medicine services and other hospital departments.
  7. Instructs patients, family members, and caregivers on home exercise programs and self-care. Develops, implements and participates in educational in-services.
  8. Develops, implements, participates and assists in external wellness and health activities/programs targeting specific populations.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree program in exercise science, Physical Education, Wellness or other health related field.
  • One year of clinical experience in a Health/Wellness/Physical Rehabilitation program preferred.
  • Knowledge of exercise testing protocols.
  • Knowledge of indications/contra-indications of exercise and health training techniques and administration.
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.
  • Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) preferred.

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
  • Ability to work with basic office equipment such as telephones, copier, facsimiles, computers, etc.

RIVERBEND PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to demonstrate exercises and use of gym equipment, including set up of weights. Able to perform CPR chest compressions. If this job is done in a Rehabilitation setting, there’s a possibility the employee would need to transfer patients from a wheelchair onto exercise equipment.
  • Able to demonstrate exercises and use of gym equipment, including set up of weights. Able to perform CPR chest compressions
  • Mostly indoor—office and exercise gym settings. May be outdoors if leading walking exercise programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment. Assesses patients and provides ongoing reassessments in regard to exercise physiology and clinical data to develop an interdisciplinary plan of care. Develops, implements, participates and assists in external wellness and health activities/programs targeting specific populations.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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