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  • Health Fitness Specialist (Full Time)

    Posted: 04/10/2022

    POSITION SPECIFICS
    Title:  Health Fitness Specialist
    FTE:  0.9 FTE (36 hours per week)
    Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 12:45pm to 8:15pm, rotating shifts on Fridays
    Holiday Rotation:  None
    Weekend Rotation:  Once every 5 weeks
    On Call Requirements:  None
     
    POSITION SUMMARY
    Work with individuals or groups to help improve client/patient fitness levels or rehabilitate from surgery or injuries. Provides personal performance and health coaching programs, leads safe and effective group fitness classes, and promotes health and fitness in the Wellspring fitness center, all while providing a high level of customer service.
     
    POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Work with healthcare providers including Physical Therapist, Cardiac Rehab Specialist and Physicians to provide complete continuum of care for all members.
    2. Provide coaching/direct assistance in setting health and wellness goals through one on one, and/or group sessions or interactions. Coaching and education may be on the topics of chronic disease management, disease prevention, health promotion, and/or behavior change
    3. Conduct fitness assessments and develop exercise prescriptions following the American College of Sports Medicine standards. Review medical history of each participant and modify fitness assessment or exercise prescription accordingly. Refer to provider if follow up is indicated. Create documentation using electronic systems (i.e., EMR, charting or other specified program etc.) for each interaction.
    4. Supervise fitness center and uses educational background and other relevant training to accurately and safely answer member questions related to health, fitness, and wellbeing
    5. Collect biometric data such as height, weight, blood pressure and demographic data, consent forms, etc. as related to measurement of progress towards client’s goals.
    6. Provide members with a detailed tour of the fitness center (ie. location of scale, water fountains, restrooms, and locker rooms, protocol for sanitizing equipment, etc.).
    7. Orient and instruct members on the safe and effective usage of cardiovascular, strength, balance, and other fitness equipment.
    8. Observe, practice, and research as necessary to prepare appropriate lesson plans for group fitness classes. Provide safe, effective exercise classes with appropriate variety and progression. Arrive early enough to set up equipment and greet participants prior to each class. Return all equipment to appropriate storage locations, and ensure area is neat and clean before leaving.
    9. Develop and implement programming to include effective group presentations, on or off-site based on best-practices. Topics include, but are not limited to: exercise, nutrition, weight reduction, and stress management.  
    10. Assist with health and wellness promotion initiatives including bulletin boards, articles, health promotion handouts, and other educational information to clients.
    11. Greet and direct, as appropriate, all wellspring members, visitors, and patients, utilizing skills consistent with quality customer service orientation. Provide a high level of personalized attention to members.
    12. Handle on-site customer concerns and complaints; involve supervisor as appropriate.
    13. Monitor cleaning supplies and equipment issues in the fitness center and notify supervisor as appropriate.
    14. Assist the Wellspring Supervisor in evaluating performance and coaching program(s).
    15. Assist in training of other associates as directed and complete other duties as assigned.
    POSITION REQUIREMENTS
    Education:
    • Required:  Associate’s degree in exercise science or related field for employee hired after 4/1/2022
    • Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field
    Experience:
    • Required: None  
    • Preferred:  One year of experience in direct education and/or coaching with individuals for chronic disease management, disease prevention, health promotion, and behavior change
    Licenses and Registrations:
    • Required:  None
    • Preferred:  None
    Certification(s):
    • Required:  Basic Life Support (BLS) – within 3 months of hire & Life Guard Certification Required if instructing Water Exercise Class
    • Preferred:  American College of Sports Medicine certification as Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health and Fitness Specialist or Personal Trainer 
    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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