Yale New Haven Health System

EXERCISE SPECIALIST

Job Locations US-CT-Branford
Job ID
64836
Department
HVC BRFD CARDIAC REHAB
Category
REHAB SERVICES - ALL OTHER
Position Type
Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work Schedule
DAY/EVENING
Work Days
MON-FRI
Work Hours
8:30AM -7PM
Work Shift
N/A
Requisition ID
2018-18159

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Evaluate, supervise and monitor clients during exercise rehabilitation. Evaluate profiles /intakes and recommends program through Cardiac Rehabilitation services. Develop exercise prescriptions in consultation with Supervising Provider and render exercise programs upon providers referral for apparently healthy and diseased populations. Questions, concerns, and medical decisions regarding treatment must be discussed with HVC nurse/physician clinician, Manager and/or medical advisor. Follow up, document and maintain participants needs. This job may require practice outside the hospital campus, such as Health Fairs etc. and own transportation may be utilized

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Responsibilities may include: Initial evaluation and reassessments of clients, care plan development and revisions for clients in cardiac rehabilitation setting . Provide instruction and demonstrate proper exercises as well as
    Supervision of clients before, during and after exercise sessions.. Conducts patient monitoring, escalating concerns to RN/ provider .
    Educates participants regarding all aspects of exercise
    (including home exercise.) Documents initial and daily assessment data into patients record.
    and procedure manual. Performs appropriate documentation for individual programs.
  • 2. Provides educational programs for participants in area of expertise. Participates in research, in-service
    education classes, student/intern education and other activities, as directed.
  • 3. Maintains professional knowledge base by professional organization membership and regular attendance at
    in-service programs, workshops, symposia and university classes

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology .
Masters preferred


EXPERIENCE


Prior experience as an exercise specialist required, preferably in a cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation program


LICENSURE


BLS needed, certification by ACSM or AACVPR will be encouraged


SPECIAL SKILLS


Excellent interpersonal skills, public speaking skills and the ability to practice independently. Computer skills
including Epic and Outlook


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Moderate physical effort with some bending, stooping, stretching and lifting, standing and walking most of the day.


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