Nov 19, 2021

RN Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Rehab, GBC, Full-Time

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Gun Barrel City, TX, USA
General Nursing Cardiology

Job Description

Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas
Why UT Health - East Texas?
Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.
Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.
Our Place. Athens,Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.
Our UT Health Clinic in Gun Barrel City is seeking an experienced Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Rehab, RN. We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Cardiopulmonary Rehab where you will be responsible for:
What You Will Be Doing:
  1. Providing inpatient and outpatient care to patients with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary disease. Patient education, wellness and program development and implementation are primary functions of the CES.
  2. Assess and evaluate phase I, II and III cardiac and pulmonary patient’s functional status and implement appropriate exercise prescription based on findings
  3. Provide patient education for inpatients and outpatients and documents patient progression and response to exercise. Gathers data to be utilized with outcome studies.
  4. Participates in development and implementation of new programs, services and/or testing.
  5. Routinely performs specialized testing and procedures such as Pulmonary Function Testing, Basal Metabolism Test and Non-invasive stress testing
  6. Communicates with patients, families and all healthcare professionals required to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary care
  7. Maintains skills and knowledge through training and continuing education to provide expected standards of care

Education:
  • Associates degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) as well as Respiratory Therapy, Exercise Physiologist considered.
Experience:
  • Customer friendly
  • Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Active listening, hearing and visual skills
  • Must use written and/or verbal sources of information
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Basic personal computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Windows operating system; database and word processing skills required
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
  • Ability to embrace the client relationship to guide decisions and actions
  • Demonstrates good team work
Certification and Licensure:
  • CPR and AED certification.
  • Professional fitness certification from an approved organization within first 6 months of employment.
Compliance Requirements
  • Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies
BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS:
Service
  • Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
  • Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together.
Quality
  • Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
  • Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.
People
  • Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
  • Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.
Financial
  • Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
  • Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.
Growth
  • Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
  • Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment.
  • Ability to lift/carry 50lbs.
  • Frequent and prolonged bending stooping, crouching, walking, pushing, pulling and standing.
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).