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Exercise Physiologist -Rehab OP

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Westport
Posted on: November 14, 2020

Job Description:

Description

Job Schedule: Part Time

Standard Hours: 20

Job Shift: Shift 1

Shift Details: 7 AM- 7 PM

Work where  every moment  matters.   Every day, almost 25,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.    St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincent’s is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the system’s second-largest hospital.     Job Summary: Develops,coordinates, and instructs fitness and strengthening programs and events forAyer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center.  Serves as a strengthening and fitness trainer;assesses and establishes individualized and group training programs for clients.  Reports to the Fitness Center Manageror Rehab Site Supervisor.  Assistsrehabilitation team with patient care, education, and supporting activities.  Supports programming and functions ofwellness team, wellness navigator, and demonstration kitchen.  Oversees fitness program and coordinates rehabmaintenance program.  Cultivatesrelationships with local schools, businesses, and community groups to supportHHCRN’s programs and strategic growth. Collaborates with rehab and wellnessteam under the direction of site supervisor to develop and grow fitnessprograms, training programs, and group classes for HHCRN.

Responsibilities:

Incollaboration with rehab, wellness, and nutrition team, develop and modifyfitness programming and group classes to maintain high quality care standardsand cohesive programming. Develop, support, and direct client and employeefitness and wellness programs.   Instructclients in muscle strengthening and general conditioning exercises.  Teach group fitness classes.  Monitor client’s response to exerciseintervention and report to appropriate medical personnel as indicated.  Evaluate and identify equipment needs forexercise programming. Ensure equipment is kept clean and maintained as needed,and is sanitized between use to maintain a clean and safe environment of care.Offer support and assistance to rehab team.

Cultivaterelationships with rehab clients to support internal referrals and efficienttransition into long term fitness programs and classes offered by HHCRN.  Recruit clients and community members toparticipate in group and individual exercise programs.  Identify fitness program members who maybenefit from referral to other HHC services and levels of care.

Assessclients referred to muscle strengthening program by gathering baseline data,which will be used for progression of exercise and measuring successfuloutcomes.  Confer formally or informallywith other team members to coordinate services. Maintain appropriaterecords pertaining to fitness strengthening program.  Gather and organize outcomes data to be usedfor Continuous Quality Improvement.

Qualifications

Required Credential(s):

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology or relatedfield

Experience 3 years of experienceworking with geriatric population

Licensure, Certification,Registration:  Certification from one or moreprofessional organization:  AmericanAcademy of Health and Fitness Professionals, National Strength and ConditioningAssociation, or American College of Sports Medicine

Language Skills Proficiency in Englishlanguage - both spoken and written.

Knowledge, Skills and AbilityRequirements  Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrates leadership behaviors, integrity, and commitment to excellence, consistent with Hartford Healthcare standards.

Exhibits compassion and sensitivity to clients’ individual needs, protects client privacy.

Physical Requirements Physically able to move at least 75 lbs. without assistance

Physically able to bend, reach and work in small areas

Physically able to push and pull equipment to maintain clean, safe workspace

Physically able to stand for long periods of time

Lead exercise classes anddemonstrate fitness activities such as physioball training, abdominal  training, free weights, plyometric, andbalance training, etc.

We take great care of careers.   With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is  your moment .

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Westport , Exercise Physiologist -Rehab OP, Other , Westport, Connecticut

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