Exercise Specialist - Borgess Heart Institute

Ascension Health Kalamazoo, MI
Job ID: 259319Exercise Specialist - Borgess Heart InstituteKalamazoo, MichiganRegular / Day

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Additional Job Information

Title: Exercise Specialist BMC

City, State: Kalamazoo,MI

Location: Borgess Heart Institute

Department: Borgess Heart Ctr for Excellen

Additional Job Details: Full-Time Day, 40 hours,Weekly

M-F 8-430

About Us

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region's largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Exercise Specialist implements and supervises physical exercise programs for patients.


* Provides patient testing and assessment before and after rehabilitation.

* Plans and teaches exercise therapy for patients utilizing test data, patient status and current medication regimen. Monitors patient's response and revises plan accordingly.

* Recognizes contraindications and abnormal patient responses to exercise. Responds appropriately to all situations including exercise cessation and referral to medical professionals.

* Provides exercise information for patients, peers and the community which may include public speaking and education classes.

* Ability to perform Body Composition/BMI Assessment, Blood Pressure Measurement, 12 Lead EKG, GXT Monitor, GXT Assist, Pulse Oximetry, Resistance Training, Whole Blood Lipid Screening, Holter Monitor hook-up and scanning, Event recorder hook-up and transmission, EECP, and Tilt Table Testing.

* Provide education to in-patients and arranges referrals to appropriate out-patient rehab program.

* The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.



* Required Credential(s):

* BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

* Preferred Credential(s):

* Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).


* Bachelor's Level Degree

* Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or related field requiredSuccessful completion of a basic anatiomy and physiology course required and Three (3) to six (6) months on the job experience is required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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