Develop, coordinate and implement exercise related programs including requirements.marketing, research, and internships. Provide exercise-related education for patients and the community. Responsible for all exercise science standards needed to meet regulatory and credentialing
Level I Level II-
Performs all Exercise Specialist duties and diagnostic testing independently as required by work site
Assist with oversight and daily operations of clinical and non-clinical programs.
Assist manager with program compliance, bench marking and performance improvement.
Able to teach most/all offered land and water based group exercise for low, medium, and high risk clients. Mentor and train other staff in group exercise.
Required to have clinical knowledge of disease management programming multiple co-morbidities.
Responsible for exercise prescription development for all patient populations
Mentor and lead others in the department (employees and interns)- Direct responsibility for all exercise requirements indicated in cardiac rehab state license,AAVCPR national and ACSM guidelines, if required at work site.
Recognizes symptom changes/signs of problems and knows the appropriate medical response and processes. Initiates first responder care.
Active in program certification process and regulatory agency review according to work site.
Assign and implement lectures, fitness classes, marketing and other materials as needed for each work site.
Lead Process Improvement initiatives and benchmark responsibilities for program changes
Clinical oversight regarding exercise for all patients at all risk levels.
Able to teach all land and water based group exercise for all risk level patients.
Serves as master trainer to other staff in area of group exercise and evaluates staff regarding group exercise.
Functions as a Team Leader in supervising and program oversight
Implement processes to ensure compliance with state, national and organizational safety requirements.
Takes responsibility for program compliance issues.
Collects, process and interpret program data to support both medical coverage and administrative support.
Has knowledge of industry standards.
Serve as principle investigator for research projects, which may include supervision of research and publication
Present exercise knowledge at national or regional conferences.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Stay current with certifications and attend continuing education events.required.Review current research and update materials as needed A high level of professionalism and knowledge of exercise programming
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Master's degree in Exercise Physiology or Exercise Science. Bachelor'sdegree plus RCEP credential accepted
Level I: ACLS required (must attain within 6 months of hire date); ACSMClinical Certification as Exercise Specialist or Health Fitnessinstructor (must attain within 6 months of hire date)Level II: ACLS required; ACSM Clinical Certification as RegisteredClinical Exercise Physiologist
Internal Number: Req# 401403180
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