Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30 days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Make a difference in the lives of Albertans by playing an integral part in improving and expanding chronic disease management programs in the Calgary Zone. The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) is an integrated community-based chronic disease management program for adults with or at risk of developing chronic disease. AHLP aims to put our clients at the centre of all care to help them improve their health and quality of life. If you are an exercise professional who has a compassionate and enthusiastic personality, experience working with adults that have various chronic health conditions, and embraces any opportunity to improve the lives of your clients, this position may be of interest to you. Under general supervision from the Care Manager, the Kinesiologist – Alberta Healthy Living Program will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to provide supervised exercise programming, education and chronic disease self-management support to help improve confidence, competence, and motivation of clients to increase physical activity levels and other healthy lifestyle habits. Our main administrative office is located at Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, however, the majority of our programing is in the community. This Kinesiologist position will provide casual relief coverage in various locations within Calgary and area.

As a Kinesiologist, you may be working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, utilizing evidence-based and client-centred practice. You may be performing assessment of exercise tolerance for the purpose of developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining appropriate exercise prescriptions/programs as well as referring patients (clients, residents) appropriately to other healthcare programs and/or services. You will take a health promotion perspective, providing self-management support and guiding the patient towards achieving improvements in their health and physical functioning by conducting pre-participation evaluations, screening of health status, and outcome measurement tests. You may be developing, supervising, monitoring and modifying the exercise programs, supervising clients both individually and in a group-focused program, and providing education to clients and their families.

Classification: Kinesiologist
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Healthy Living Program Physio
Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 02-AUG-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 02-SEP-2019
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $37.30
Maximum Salary: $49.65
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, or equivalent exercise science degree. Current Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP) certification or American College of Sports Medicine Physiologist (ACSM EP-C) or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM RCEP) designation.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Clinical ACSM or CSEP certification. Minimum two years, in the past three years, experience working with adults that have various chronic health conditions in a clinical or community exercise program setting. Demonstrated advanced knowledge, skills and proficiency in the following areas: applied clinical exercise physiology for adults with various chronic health conditions; group facilitation and adult education, including the use of approaches that enhance patient care, health promotion, and self-management. Excellent communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal, written, and listening. Experience and demonstrated competency in working effectively and efficiently in a collaborative, consultative manner as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with a wide variety of clients, care providers, and team members. Demonstrated ability to work independently in a rapidly changing work environment. Experience working with culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Knowledge of information systems, databases and computers.

Preferred Qualifications:
Exercise science Master level education. Minimum three years, in the past five years, experience working with adults that have various chronic health conditions in a clinical or community exercise program setting. Completion of training and applied experience in chronic disease management, motivational interviewing, and health coaching. Heart & Stroke BLS Provider. Available Monday to Friday during day-time hours for casual relief coverage.