• Cardiac Rehab Specialist

    Posted: 10/03/2021

    POSITION SPECIFICS
    Title:  Cardiac Rehab Specialist
    FTE:  0.675 (27 hours per week)
    Schedule:  Variable weekdays
    Holiday Rotation:  None
    Weekend Rotation:  None
    On Call Requirements:  None
     
    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Cardiac Rehab Specialist delivers a variety of exercise assessment, training, rehabilitation, risk factor identification and lifestyle management services to individuals with or at risk for cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic disease(s). These services are typically delivered in cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation programs, physicians’ offices or medical fitness centers. The Cardiac Rehab Specialist is also competent to provide exercise-related consulting for research, public health, and other clinical and non-clinical services and programs.
     
    POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Assess, recommend, supervise and evaluate comprehensive rehabilitation programs for cardiac patients and for individuals at high risk of heart disease.
    2. Provide direct supervision of and instruction in cardiovascular exercise training, strength conditioning and flexibility exercises.
    3. Provide small group and individual counseling, coaching and education on primary and secondary prevention of heart disease.
    4. Risk stratifies and monitors patients' ECG and hemodynamics at rest and while exercising as appropriate.
    5. Organize group exercise sessions with appropriate number of patients and assure patients' needs are met.
    6. Lead group exercise/stretching sessions and for cardiac and at-risk patients.
    7. Complete daily documentation of patient exercise sessions
    8. Contact insurance companies regarding coverage and number of visits for cardiac rehabilitation patients as necessary.
    9. Attend all mandatory Hospital in-services.
     
    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Education:
    • Required:  Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or related field
    • Preferred:  Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or related field
    Experience:
    • Required:  Completed internship in a clinical setting or a minimum of 1-year of experience in exercise prescription, supervision and counseling with cardiac rehab patients.
    • Preferred:  None
    Licenses and Registrations:
    • Required:  None
    • Preferred:  None
    Certification(s):
    • Required:  Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of hire.
    • Preferred:  American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist certification highly preferred.
     
    BENEFIT SUMMARY
    1. Competitive health and dental insurance options
    2. Flexible paid time off to balance work and life
    3. Retirement plan with immediate vesting and employer match
    4. Free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness facility
    5. Generous tuition reimbursement
    6. Employer provided life and disability insurance
    7. Free parking at facility
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