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Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist

Req #: 26931
Facility: Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Department: Cardiac Rehab ATRMC (1100-70504)
Category: Respiratory Therapy & Cardiopulmonary
Schedule: Part Time
Hours: 48ppd
Target Salary Range: $18.31 - $22.89
Union Position: No

Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist Position Overview

Asante's culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality the top rating given. In fact, Asante accounts for three of the five Oregon hospitals to achieve this rare honor. You can see our many other quality awards and accolades here.

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.

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 coordinate resources for effective response in all situations

Communicate data obtained and chart information as appropriate to other healthcare team members

Attend educational in-services and utilize self-directed completion of unit specific and system wide competencies

Promote behavioral changes consistent with cardiovascular risk reduction

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 or 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 required

PLEASE NOTE: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified through the American Heart Association (AHA) must be obtained within 4 months of hire date.

Preferred experience

Previous or current experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Personal trainer Certification / ACSM Certification

Insurance verification and/or billing practice

Health Educator and/or in Exercise testing

Body Composition Analysis

Clinical Research

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.

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