Exercise Leader, Cardiac Rehab

University Health Network - Toronto, ON (15 months ago)

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As an integral member of Allied Health, the Exercise Leader in the Cardiac Rehabilitation will: actively participate during the regular exercise and resistance training classes and assists case managers and physician; collaborate with case managers to plan and perform the resistance training information sessions, and classes; monitor patient status and assists in the safe and efficient functioning of all equipment including emergency and AV equipment during lectures and exercise classes; liaise between assigned patients, Cardiac Rehabilitation Supervisor and physician; perform ongoing assessment of assigned patients, recognizing signs and symptoms and communicates pertinent information to the class supervisor; lead warm-up exercises; monitor exercise intensity/duration during supervised exercise classes; perform patient blood pressures and pulse checks; respond to emergencies and follows established procedures; document relevant information; demonstrate understanding of, compliance with, and commitment to, patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.

Baccalaureate Degree in a Heath Science Profession preferred OR
A Community College Diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management
Knowledge of cardiac rehabilitation with a minimum of 1 year clinical experience preferred
Knowledge of resistance training principles for the cardiac population
Ability to work well in a team environment
Proven experience of group training principles
Excellent interpersonal skills
Flexibility to meet patient and program needs
B.C.L.S. Certificate

POSTED DATE: March 28, 2019 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.