Exercise Specialist, PRN

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
Published
March 18, 2021
Location
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Job Type
PRN  

Description

Job Description Job Title: Exercise Specialist, PRN Job ID: 43697 Location: Full/Part Time: Part-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Return to Previous Page Major Duties Exercise Specialist, PRN

PRN position as Exercise Physiologist. Functions as a team member in planning and providing comprehensive therapeutic care as part of the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs when other staff members are not available. Primary focus is implementation and supervision of the physical exercise component of the program. Serves as a resource to other team members regarding exercise techniques. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings by recommending exercise prescriptions and reporting on patient response to exercise. Provides maintenance of treatment areas, equipment and records.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, plans and provides comprehensive therapeutic care as part of assigned programs. Primary focus is implementation and supervision of the physical exercise component of the program.  Serves as a resource to other team members regarding exercise techniques.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or related area with recent, relevant experience in an outpatient group setting.  Master's degree preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:

Certified Exercise Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine Perferred. CPR certification in Basic Life Support

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston Salem – that included Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, and more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experimental medical education and groundbreaking research that include Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery. Generic Job Description ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.  Administers physical activity program for a variety of special populations and programs.
2.  Reviews participant medical records, assesses risks, and develops individual exercise plan.
3.  Performs a wide variety of fitness assessments as necessary to determine an appropriate exercise plan.
4.  Monitors participant adherence to the physical activity prescription.
5.  Consults with participants regarding risk factor management for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, or other identified factor.
6.  Prepares and delivers cognitive-behavioral counseling lectures to participants.
7.  Maintains records reflecting participant progress. Records and updates exercise evaluations and distributes as necessary.
8.  Assists in the development of study protocols.
9.  Performs other related duties incidental to work described herein.
10. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings by recommending exercise prescriptions and reporting on patient response to exercise. Provides maintenance of treatment areas, equipment and records.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Courteous and respectful communication skills
Demonstrates flexibility with an ever-changing schedule
Strong computer skills
Ability to organize and lead group lectures and functional reconditioning classes
Ability to understand and communicate medical terminology with other health professionals

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Subject to stressful conditions
Moderate noise environment
Clean, well-lit comfortable climate however, occasional conditions with high moisture content possible.
Possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens and airborne pathogens
Exposure to chemicals used in cleaning.
Occasionally handles emergency or crises situations.
May at times require personal protective equipment: eye protection, face protection, gown, mask, lab coat and non-sterile gloves. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu. Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines. Return to Previous Page

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