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Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehab

Job ID: 85685
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA  is seeking an Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehab for a full time 1.0 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $22.70 – $34.04. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

**Hiring bonus and relocation assistance may be available**

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.

Job Duties:

  • Makes recommendations and assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures in a positive manner.
  • 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.
  • Participates through a team approach in the development and implementation of a treatment plan.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records, and consistently documents participant/program data in the designated areas.
  • Makes recommendations relative to acquisition of new equipment and needs for space.
  • Coordinates activities with other rehab medicine services and other hospital departments.
  • Instructs patients, family members, and caregivers on home exercise programs and self-care. Develops, implements and participates in educational in-services.
  • Develops, implements, participates and assists in external wellness and health activities/programs targeting specific populations.
  • Designs exercise programs based on wellness assessment data that establishes position on exercise continuum. Assists in writing health promotion articles and program information for various publications as appropriate.
  • Counsels patients/clients on testing results, including establishing appropriate fitness & health improvement goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required from an accredited four-year degree program in exercise science, Physical Education, Wellness or other health related field
  • Minimum of 1 year Preferred: Clinical experience in a Health/Wellness/Physical Rehabilitation program and
  • Required: Knowledge of exercise testing protocols and
  • Required: Knowledge of indications/contra-indications of exercise and health training techniques and administration
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support 
  • Preferred : Clinical Exercise Physiologist

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed toInclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

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.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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