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Estimated Pay $23 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Douglas, Georgia

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Job Description

Coffee Regional Medical Center

Health & Fitness Specialist


• Renders professional care to patients and clients of all ages within an assigned area pursuant to the mission, goals, policy, and procedure of Coffee Regional Medical Center.

• Responsibilities are to maintain the safety and well-being of the Wellness Center, including patron questions and concerns, education on proper machine instruction, machine and equipment upkeep, and assistance with any fitness programming which utilize the Wellness Center.

• Secondary, the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Health and Fitness Specialist is expected to direct quality care to all patients in Phase II and Phase III utilizing the Cardiac and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.


• The evaluation is to assure individual performance, departmental goals and organizational goals are aligned. It is designed to support communication between the manager and the employee. Employee perception of their own performance is very important. To maximize the benefit of this process, both the manager and the employee participate in the evaluation process.


A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent customer service skills.

• Reads and understands the English language.

• Ability to think critically and analytically with little or no supervision

• Ability to work effectively in situations of high stress and conflict and communicate goals and outcomes.

• Ability to process information and prioritize

• Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills

• Possesses independent work habits, is self-reliant and self-directed

• Ability to learn, adapt, and change as required by the job functions

• Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of material and information accessed and reviewed

• Basic computer literacy

• Ability to move freely, reach, bend, and complete light lifting

• Ability to use good body mechanics while performing daily job functions and ability to follow specific OSHA guidelines

• Ability to maintain attendance to meet standard job practices

B. Education

• High School diploma or GED

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology or related field.

C. Licensure

• ACLS preferred and BLS required.

• Preferred Group Fitness Certification by recognized group fitness association.

D. Experience

E. Interpersonal skills

F. Essential technical/motor skills

G. Essential physical requirements

• Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lb. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently - >75%

• Light: Exert up to 20 lb. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lb. of force frequently - >75%

• Medium: Exert 20 – 50 lb. of force occasionally and/or up to 15 lb. of force frequently - 50-74%

• Heavy: Exert 50 – 100 lb. of force occasionally and/or up to 30 lb. of force frequently - 50-74%

• Very Heavy: Exceed 100 lb. of force occasionally and/or 50 lb. frequently - 25-49%

H. Essential mental requirements

I. Essential sensory requirements

J. Other

• Understand basic exercise physiology and current standards in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

• Must have ability to make appropriate judgements by utilizing decision-making skills.

K. Equipment used


A. Exposure to hazards (body fluid exposure level)

• Level III

B. Age of Patient Populations Served

• Adolescents 13 - 18 years

• Adults 19 - 70 years

• Geriatrics - 70+ years


• Below are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the position’s purpose and objectives. These are critical or fundamental to the performance of the position. They are the major functions for which the person in the position is held accountable. Following are the essential functions of the position, along with the corresponding performance standards.

• General Responsibilities

o Communicates appropriately and clearly to supervisor, co-workers, and physicians.

o Takes responsibility for identifying their own learning needs by suggesting, attending, and participating in needed topics for in-service programs.

o Update monthly reports as needed.

o Limits personal phone calls and visits to emergency only.

o Completes annual educational requirements prior to evaluation date.

o Reports to work on time as scheduled; completes work within designated time.

o Attends at least 75% of staff meeting annually.

o Maintain clean work area.

o Collaborates and communicates with customers, physicians, nursing staff/management, visitors, measures by 2 or less validates complaints in 6 months.

• Wellness Center Responsibilities

o Performs physical assessment to determine capacity to exercise.

o Leads group exercise. Provides instructions and demonstrates proper exercise techniques.

o Develop and implement fitness programs through use of Fitlinxx.

o Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

o Manage/Operates: memberships, software, Fitlinxx and spreadsheets.

o Request supplies as needed

• Cardiac Rehabilitation Responsibilities

o Calculates and prepares exercise prescriptions according to patient's physical condition and needs.

o Communicates results of the evaluations and training progress to the primary physician, the patient, and the supervising physician.

o Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensure patient confidentiality.

o Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

o Recognizes basic arrhythmias on telemetry and reacts appropriately.

o Monitors blood pressure, heart rate, perceived clinical status, and workload of each patient taking into consideration the age of the patient.

o Assist with exercise stress test, as needed.

o Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the Standard of Care for patient's age.

o Assess and reassesses pain management techniques utilized. Educate the patient and family regarding pain management.

o Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

o Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.