Centenary Campus, Part-Time
The best at what we do. Rouge Valley Health System is an innovative leader committed to delivering the best patient/family experience in its two hospital sites—Rouge Valley Centenary, and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering. Focused on improving the health of our community, we are committed to learning, innovation and providing the best patient care experience for our patients and their families. Join our team as we meet the needs of our growing communities.
Rouge Valley's Lean approach to continuous improvement puts our patients first in everything we do. Through our Lean philosophy, Rouge Valley respects our staff's talents, skills and diversity and seeks to optimize value for patients. Help us lead transformation in health care. Our commitment to providing the best patient care and an effective workplace has resulted in many well-earned awards by our team of staff, physicians and volunteers: CBC's The Fifth Estate “A” rating, based on research by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and in 2013; Exemplary standing, the top rating from national hospital surveyors by Accreditation Canada.
Reporting to Director, Cardiac Care Program, the successful candidate will be responsible for assessing, planning implementation and evaluating patient care and practice activities in a multidisciplinary family centred care environment. The Exercise Therapist is responsible for case management of outpatient population, development of individualized exercise and wellness programs, risk factor assessment, patient supervision and monitoring, counselling and support.
B.Sc. in Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Physical Education or related health discipline.
Current BCLS certification
Minimum 1 year relevant experience in cardiac rehab
Working knowledge of cardiac and exercise physiology, basic ECG interpretation cardiac medications and the principals of behaviour modification
Experience in exercise training principles, exercise leadership, exercise prescription and care plan development, preferably within the cardiac population
Excellent communication (oral, written, telephone) and interpersonal skills with a well developed customer focus; dealing effectively with internal customers and the community; respecting confidentiality
Evidence of competency with adult education and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve independently, practicing sound judgement and initiative
Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
Demonstrated pattern of good attendance
Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Rouge Valley's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public.
American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist Certification
Computer skills – word processing, Microsoft Outlook, MEDITECH
Membership with the CACR and CRNO
Reference #: ET.RVHS