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Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist

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Req #: 6364
Entity: Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Department: Cardiac Rehab
Shift: Primarily Mon - Fri / 8AM - 5PM
Union Position: No
FTE: 0.900000
Schedule: Full Time
Salary: Depending on qualifications

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Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist

Additional Position Details: Full-time position at 0.9 fte's / 72 hours per pay period

Starting rate is $20.13/hr with a mid-range of $25.16/hr. Wage is based on qualifications and years of relevant experience.

Position Summary

The Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist works collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to promote behavioral changes in the cardiac population and 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 supply requisition.

The ideal candidate will have a positive, outgoing, and confident personality along with experience in exercise physiology and knowledge of how to do exercise prescriptions.

What You'll Do

  • Adjust patient care planning and delivery based on established policy, procedures, protocols, or orders
  • Document patients' response and effectiveness of therapy or procedure and revise plan appropriately in collaboration with the RN
  • Perform rapid date collections 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
  • Maintain exercise equipment and work area in a clean, safe, and professional manner
  • Attend educational in-services and utilize 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 an 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 experience and education in lieu of degree, may be considered
  • At least 6 months experience in personal fitness training, leading adult exercise classes, developing and implementing adult fitness protocols
  • BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified through the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon start
  • Successful completion of, or the ability to pass, Asante's Basic Cardiac Rhythms course exam within 4 months of hire
  • Ability to demonstrate proper use of equipment to prevent injury and adherence to the exercise prescription, or willing to learn appropriate technical skills

Preferred Experience

  • 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
  • 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

Why Asante

Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where titles don't matter as much as your creativity, drive, and passion. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence.

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (ATRMC) in Grants Pass is a community hospital that offers a wide range of high-quality medical care to residents of Southern Oregon. The 125-bed hospital combines the small hospital feel with the high-tech capabilities of a modern facility.

More about Asante and Southern Oregon

Asante is a locally-managed, nationally recognized top 15 health system. We are in beautiful Southern Oregon and are the largest healthcare provider in nine counties. We provide comprehensive medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities employ over 5,000 people and include: Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region.

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values - the 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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