Exercise Specialist/Clinical Physiologist - Cardiac Rehab (Per Diem):
PeaceHealth

157621-en_US
PeaceHealth
Bellingham Washington
Healthcare
Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Exercise Specialist/Clinical Physiologist - Cardiac Rehab (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position.

Req ID: 157621

 

Exercise Specialist

 

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
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.
9.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.
10.Counsels patients/clients on testing results, including establishing appropriate fitness & health improvement goals.
11.Performs other duties as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

•Bachelor’s 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.
•Knowledge of exercise testing protocols.
•Knowledge of indications/contra-indications of exercise and health training techniques and administration.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
•Current 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.

 


Clinical Exercise Physiologist

 

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for providing direct patient care to individuals participating in inpatient or outpatient cardiac, pulmonary and vascular rehabilitation programs. May also work in exercise stress testing laboratory or in other clinical settings where exercise training has been shown to be of therapeutic benefit. Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to develop, implement, and monitor the patient’s therapy program.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.Conducts individualized initial patient interview and assessment, collects patient medical history and develops individualized treatment plan for comprehensive cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation program.
2.Case manages entire cardiac rehabilitation program for individual patients. Implements, modifies and supervises therapeutic program for patients and family members. Assesses and re-assesses patient throughout the program to modify plan of care. Maintains appropriate clinical records and consistently documents data in the appropriate area.
3.Develops safe and appropriate exercise prescriptions for diverse patient population with multiple co-morbidities. Collaborates with other health care team members regarding continuity of care, but capable of working independently and making high level clinical decisions on complex and high-risk patients with chronic disease.
4.Provides patient counseling on test results and procedures, and instructs patients on home exercise programs, risk factors and other behavior modification.
5.Develops and implements educational programs for patients and families.
6.Assists Manager and Wellness Services Coordinator with developing and implementing wellness programs, services and special events (e.g. health fairs, community activities, employee and community wellness programs, etc.).
7.Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedure, protocols and outcome measures.
8.Performs other duties as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree program in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or related field.
•Master’s degree preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
•Minimum of one year experience in related field..
•Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
•Two to three years experience preferred. Previous experience in cardiovascular rehabilitation services preferred.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
•Current state licensure as applicable.
•Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
•ACLS certification required within one year of hire.
•Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)  OR Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP).

 

OTHER SKILLS:
•Must have knowledge in cardiac rehabilitation phase I, II and III.
•Demonstrate advanced knowledge in exercise physiology, cardiovascular pathophysiology and cardiovascular disease testing and treatments.
•Strong skillset in ECG/arrhythmia recognition.
•Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Strong customer service skills with emphasis on follow through with customer requests/needs.

 

ST JOSEPH - PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 65% of the time.     
  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.            
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. 
  • Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.          
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Rehab Therapies 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $18.25, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. 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.

 

Posting Notes: Bellingham || Rehab Therapies || Occupational Therapy || Per Diem/Relief || REHABILITATION SVCS

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