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Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehab

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Select benefits (0-19 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Exercise Specialist - Cardiac Rehab for a per diem, Day shift position.

Req ID: 176362



Responsible for providing wellness assessments, individual or group exercise programs, program development, program implementation, instruction and guidance following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients.  Ensures quality of service. 



  1. Makes recommendations and assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures in a positive manner. 
  2. Assesses patients and provides ongoing reassessments in regard to exercise physiology and clinical data to develop an interdisciplinary plan of care.  Conducts wellness assessments including sub maximal cardiovascular, strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition for patient/clients.
  3. Participates through a team approach in the development and implementation of a treatment plan.
  4. Maintains appropriate clinical records, and consistently documents participant/program data in the designated areas.
  5. Makes recommendations relative to acquisition of new equipment and needs for space.
  6. Coordinates activities with other rehab medicine services and other hospital departments.
  7. Instructs patients, family members, and caregivers on home exercise programs and self-care.  Develops, implements and participates in educational in-services.
  8. Develops, implements, participates and assists in external wellness and health activities/programs targeting specific populations.
  9. Designs exercise programs based on wellness assessment data that establishes position on exercise continuum.  Assists in writing health promotion articles and program information for various publications as appropriate.
  10. Counsels patients/clients on testing results, including establishing appropriate fitness & health improvement goals.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree program in exercise science, Physical Education, Wellness or other health related field.



  • One year of clinical experience in a Health/Wellness/Physical Rehabilitation program preferred.
  • Knowledge of exercise testing protocols.
  • Knowledge of indications/contra-indications of exercise and health training techniques and administration.



  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.
  • Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) preferred.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to work with basic office equipment such as telephones, copier, facsimiles, computers, etc.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Rehab Therapies 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $18.62, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Rehab Therapies || Physical Therapy || Per Diem/Relief || REHABILITATION SVCS

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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