Job: Exercise Specialist

Job Title

Exercise Specialist

Job Category

Exercise Specialist


WVU Hospital
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

Apply Online

Job Description and Requirements

Exercise Specialist works in collaboration with the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and is responsible for carrying out specialized strength and conditioning programs established for cardiac rehabilitation patients. Provides education and teaches patients on the proper exercise techniques.

1. Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology OR Exercise Science.
2. Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
3. Obtain certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support within 30 days of hire date.

1. Certified Exercise Specialist by The American College of Sports Medicine or its equivalent.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Must provide care including the implementation and evaluation of exercise programs for cardiac patients in all phases of cardiac rehabilitation in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehab RN and/or Physical Therapist.
2. Works collaboratively with all members of the HVI team to ensure services are consistent with planned surgical interventions and pre and post op care along with all Cardiac Rehab Patients.
3. Assist with insurance authorization, scheduling, and billing to carry out patients' established plans of care.
4. Completes all required feedback and communication to patient and healthcare team including EMR documentation and reports concerning education, exercise progression, exercise treatment, and monitored physiological and vital responses of the patient.
5. Immediately communicates to appropriate healthcare team members any adverse patient responses to any education, exercise, medications, or treatment.
6. Must be able to set up, monitor, and read EKG/ECG systems used during cardiac rehabilitation and exercise.
7. Must be able to monitor all appropriate patient vital signs during patient exercise and cardiac rehabilitation activities.
8. Maintains exercise equipment with regards to cleaning and inspection.
9. Ensures that patients and their support systems understand education provided as to the patient's medical condition, plan of care, and established exercise goals.
10. Identifies own learning needs and makes plans to meet these needs.

Employment Type

Full Time


WVU Hospital

Apply Online

[posted Sep 25, 2018]

When responding to this opportunity, reference

Linked In