The Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist (CCS) reports to the THI Assistant Director - Cardiopulmonary Wellness and works as an integral part of the multidisciplinary cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation team. The CCS provides outpatient care including comprehensive patient assessment, identifying barriers to learning, developing/implementing individual treatment plan, evaluating patient’s response to treatment, appropriateness of the plan of care and effectiveness of interventions and outcome. Supervises telemetry–monitored exercise classes with multiple high-risk patients and develops appropriate and progressive exercise prescriptions including cardiovascular, stretching and resistance exercise. Develops and facilitates professional, interactive, evidence-based group education presentations/material regarding risk factor modification, chronic disease management and secondary prevention. Understands, models and effectively implements behavior modification techniques and coaching skills including goal setting, setting agreements, providing support, feedback and empowering patients to make conscious choices regarding their health. Collaborates and communicates effectively with multidisciplinary team, physicians, patient and patient families for optimal patient and program outcomes. Actively participates in team meetings to review patient’s progress, goals and plan. Provides updates/inservices to CPW team on exercise prescription/therapy. Performs resting 12-lead EKG, spirometry and 6MWT. Participates in health screenings for the employers and the community.
Two years experience in outpatient cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation
Experience in developing and presenting individual and group education classes in topics related to primary/secondary cardiopulmonary prevention
Experience/competency with telemetry monitoring system including data entry
Experience and competency in abnormal arrhythmia recognition and a basic understanding of cardiac medications
Type minimum of 40 words/minute
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Demonstrates ability to utilize behavior modification, motivational interviewing and coaching techniques and assess readiness to change.
Master's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiology required.
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.
ACLS certification\must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification required.
Wellcoaches® certification required within18 months of hire.
Internal Number: 2021-83
About Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, founded in 1934 and located at 23625 Holman Highway in Monterey, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves.
It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 258 licensed hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between.
It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices.