Responsible for supervising exercise therapy, instructing patients in safe exercise procedures, educating and counseling patients about risk factor modification, conducting comprehensive fitness assessments, and ensuring calibration and maintenance of exercise equipment according to industry standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Analyzes and assesses patient throughout each session and implementation of prescribed exercise, understanding implications of EKG being monitored by RN.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to age of patient.
Collaborates with department, patient, family members and other healthcare professionals in planning and delivering care and education.
Demonstrates leadership through professional communication with physicians, nursing judgment, decision-making and problem-solving.
Documents and communicates patient response to care plan, interventions and outcomes, taking action if outcomes not met. Particularly responsible for prescribing and making adjustments in exercise plan based on ACSM/AACVPR guidelines.
Collects, processes, distributes and communicates all registration information and procedural information necessary for patient enrollment in program as part.
Assists in reporting and data keeping as assigned by supervisor based on requests by the organization.
Continually accepts responsibility for assignments, small or large, to work as a team and ensure smooth functioning of the program.
As applicable: participates in cancer center tumor boards, weekly chart round meetings for medical oncology/radiation oncology, and other professional activities.
As applicable: functions as a resource from the Fit for Survival program to other health care professionals at the Shaw Cancer Center and throughout the community, including organizing and participating in survivorship events.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
2-3 years of experience
Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Certification required.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.