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Exercise Specialist

Job Description

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with professionalism and mutual respect for all.  The requirements in this job description are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Exercise Science/Physiology/Kinesiology. Prefer one or more years’ experience working with a frail or elderly population.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must possess a valid Florida drivers license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation. CPR certification is required.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to communicate, concentrate and document effectively and accurately.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operations, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedure manuals, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Equipment and Machines Used

            Computer                                 Printer                          Photo Copy Machine

            Telephone                                Fax Machine               

            Adding Machine/Calculator     

            *All other routine office and/or company equipment.

Position Requirements (not all inclusive)

Review participant’s medical history for any potential risks that exercise may pose or precautions that need to be taken.

Determine participant’s strengths and limitations and feel comfortable with progression of wellness program.

Develop and schedule individualized or group exercise programs based on participant’s physical conditions, health goals, and overall well-being to increase physical fitness, strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility.

Teach participants how to perform exercises safely and effectively to enhance their physical movement abilities or improve their overall health.

Measure and monitor participants’ vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels during periods of rest and during exercise.

Educate participants about their exercise program and provide information about how to stay healthy.

Collaborate with clinical team/PT/OT in a timely fashion to ensure participant receives proper care and notify if change in participants status, issues, or concerns arise.

Complete documentation in PACE EMR in a timely manner according to policy/procedure.

Use of electronic DME order system for participant equipment management.

Maintain supplies and equipment (department/participant) in clean/orderly and good working condition, including routine cleaning/maintenance and inventory.

Maintain confidentiality of participant information (HIPAA).

Key Competencies (All Employees):

Organizational Commitment – Supports the organization, its Mission, Covenants, Operating Principles, and Values Statement.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment.  Manages competing demands.  Changes approach or method appropriately to best fit situation.  Deals well with frequent change, delays or unexpected events and adjusts priorities accordingly.   Readily accepts and shows positive commitment to change.

Attendance/Punctuality/ReliabilityArrives at work promptly and limits unnecessary time away from work; provides advance notice whenever possible.  Supports the team by being dependable and present at work; is willing to work overtime as needed.

Computer Skills – Maintains proficient computer skills and knowledge as required for the job.

Customer RelationsCarries out responsibilities of position in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service.  Demonstrates integrity, respect and compassion in dealing with all internal and external. customers.  (Patients, families, staff, peers)

Image.  Conducts self in a professional manner in accordance with Hope values and takes appropriate courses of action.   Conveys confidence from others through professional presentation (e.g., appearance, demeanor, cleanliness).

Initiative –  Uses self-initiative to achieve goals.  Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Routinely measures self against standards of excellence and seeks opportunities for improvement. Accepts new or additional responsibilities enthusiastically.  Works positively with other staff members and assumes responsibility for individual, team and organizational performance.  Collaborates with others to effectively achieve results.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.  Listens to others without interrupting Remains open to others’ ideas and demonstrates a willingness to try new approaches.  .  Works collaboratively with peers and/or IDT problem solving situations.  Remains calm and uses sound reason when dealing with emotional topics.

Work Performance – Shows interest and enthusiasm in work and organization as an entire unit.  Is productive and completes job expectations productively and efficiently.  Uses Hope’s resources appropriately.  Continues to learn.  Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.  Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.  Requests assistance from supervisor appropriately.  Meets time commitments.    Adheres to all aspects of organizational compliance and regulatory issues, including policy and procedures  Maintains confidentiality..

Professional Certification and License – Maintains appropriate and required job certifications and/or license.  Seeks out other professional development opportunities.  Shares learned knowledge with others.

SafetyEnsures that all work is performed in a safe manner to prevent injury.  No avoidable accidents within evaluation period. Exhibits use of Universal Precautions.

Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at all times with others, e.g., co-workers, management, vendors, and customers.  Consistently represents Hope with integrity and professionalism.

Complete all job responsibilities in a thorough and complete manner, utilizing good judgment in all aspects of the job.  Carry out duties and responsibilities in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service.

When unsure of a directed task or any part of job responsibilities, proactively seek the assistance of immediate supervisor.

Assist with special projects, as requested.

All other job duties as may be assigned.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment according to organization policy.  Any employee who while operating a motor vehicle on behalf of Hope, is required to comply with the Florida State law regarding seatbelt usage (e.g., seatbelts are required to be used).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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