Exercise Specialist Non-Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac / Pulmonary Rehab

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by assisting in the rehabilitation of cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients through exercise and education.
Job Duties
  • Demonstrates competency in responding to emergencies and life threatening situations, including management of angina, and arrhythmias within the scope of the ES practice
  • Demonstrates clinical competency and practices within established standards of the American College of Sports Medicine and American Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
  • Demonstrates competency in implementing the patient's plan of care, including writing exercise prescriptions, calculating target heart rate, and educational sessions.
  • Competent with patient assessment and plan of care including consideration of biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, self care, educational, and discharge planning.
  • Provides selected classes in patient and family education in areas of expertise.
  • Conducts exercise therapy session in a safe professional manner.
  • Assists in determining progression of exercise program
  • Assists participant in goal-setting during the initial evaluation and throughout the program, and participates in discharge planning.
  • Conducts orientation session with patient, which includes interpretation of exercise prescription, guidelines for safety, and overview of program.
  • Assesses and evaluates new patients at intake into program
  • Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
  • Ensure that all accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed.
Department Specific Duties
  • N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Sound background in exercise and health promotion principles and procedures.
  • Interest in cardiac/pulmonary rehab, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and educational strategies for CAD and Pulmonary risk management.
Professional Experience
  • Working knowledge of principles of cardiac and pulmonary disease processes preferred.
  • Bachelors Degree in Allied Health Field or Nursing, with course work specific to basic exercise science, health promotion, and health risk appraisal techniques highly preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification as Exercise Specialist required or may obtain within 1 year of hire.
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required
  • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support required or may obtain within 6 months of hire
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Light: Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab
Schedule: Part Time, Day, Fri-Sat-Sun 8 hours

Job ID: 83425

Posted 4 days ago

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