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Cardiac Rehab Therapist, FT, Days, Cardiac Rehab, INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Cen

Oklahoma CityIntegris



Qualifications:

* Registered Nurse (ADN), or Physical Therapist licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma, or a Bachelors degreed Exercise Physiologist (Masters-degreed exercise physiologist is preferred.)
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification from AHA required if candidate is an RN; preferred with Physical Therapist or Exercise Physiologist.
* 6 months to one year of experience as an exercise physiologist is required and experience working with cardiac and/or pulmonary patients is preferred. RN may substitute 2 years of cardiac critical care experience for experience requirement. Stress testing experience is preferred.
* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written).

Cardiac Rehab Therapist

Job Code: 1803

Position Summary:

Performs inpatient cardiac rehabilitation duties including education and ambulation of patients and maintains inpatient cardiac rehab program. Performs education, physical assessment, and rehabilitation service to outpatients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. This position requires age related competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Cardiac Rehab Therapist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Gathers subjective and objective information pertaining to the client from written referral, computer-made referral, clients' medical records, anthropometric measurements (utilizing ACSM and AACVPR guidelines) and findings from other health professionals.

* Educates inpatients and outpatients and their families regarding cardiovascular and pulmonary disease process, interventions, post op/recovery, risk factors, heart failure, and home exercise as ordered by physician following ACSM and AACVPR guidelines.

* Documents all evaluations, treatments, daily progress, vital signs, and discharge guidelines in appropriate charts as outlines in organizational procedures and policies and JCAHO guidelines.

* Refers patients into the outpatient program from inpatient stay as appropriate and with physician approval.

* Notifies physician concerning problems with client during exercise and makes recommendations concerning client.

* Assists cardiac rehab team members in establishing and writing exercise prescriptions for patients as well as program development.

Accountability:

Reports to Cardiopulmonary Rehab Coordinator. Also reports to physician or RN any signification symptoms, maladaptive responses, etc identified during treatment.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Seeing: Yes
Hearing: Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Potential for exposure to infections and communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, electrical equipment, chemicals. Must follow standard precautions.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.


Qualifications:

* Registered Nurse (ADN), or Physical Therapist licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma, or a Bachelors degreed Exercise Physiologist (Masters-degreed exercise physiologist is preferred.)

* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification from AHA required if candidate is an RN; preferred with Physical Therapist or Exercise Physiologist.

* 6 months to one year of experience as an exercise physiologist is required and experience working with cardiac and/or pulmonary patients is preferred. RN may substitute 2 years of cardiac critical care experience for experience requirement. Stress testing experience is preferred.

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written).

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