Bon Secours 150 Years of Compassionate Care and Community Health


Bon Secours: 150 Years of Compassionate Care and Community Health

With a rich history spanning over 150 years, Bon Secours is a dedicated network committed to delivering exceptional care through its exceptional people. At every level of our organization, our teams have wholeheartedly embraced the mission of providing compassionate care. Join us, and you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share our core values, using your skills to extend care to all the communities we serve.

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position:

Under the guidance of the Program Coordinator or Manager, the Exercise Physiologist assumes responsibility for designing, implementing, and assessing the exercise component of our program. This role involves reviewing patient medical histories, delivering educational lectures, and creating exercise prescriptions.

Employment Qualifications:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Allied Health, or Exercise Science, along with certification by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as an E.S. Exercise Specialist, certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) as a CCRP Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional, or a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology.
  2. A valid license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia (for physical therapists).
  3. A minimum of three years of prior experience in adult fitness and/or cardiac rehabilitation programs.
  4. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or a commitment to obtaining these certifications within the first 30 days of employment.
  5. Familiarity with the psychosocial and physical developmental needs of adults aged 18 and above.
Exercise Physiology.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Review patient medical histories, nursing intake, and exercise history/ETT before goal-setting sessions.
  2. Familiarize oneself with patient profiles, with special attention to musculoskeletal function and cardiovascular histories.
  3. Calculate target heart range and risk stratification class, when applicable, before the six-minute walk test.
  4. Educate patients on self-monitoring target heart rate (THR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE).
  5. Document patient responses to exercise, heart rate, ECG rhythm, and any signs or symptoms observed.
  6. Perform the six-minute walk test or submaximal exercise tolerance test during initial evaluations and discharges, documenting findings.
  7. Create exercise prescriptions for clinic-based programs based on assessment results.
  8. Document prescriptions and assessments on individualized treatment plans (ITP) and in the Versa-Care Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
  9. Provide patients with exercise guidelines for home use.
  10. Regularly review patient progress, assessing compliance with exercise prescriptions and patient response to exercise.
  11. Update exercise prescriptions as necessary and document any changes in response to exercise and/or the exercise prescription.
  12. Document progress on the patient ITP every 30 days, including reassessment of exercise goals, response to exercise, discharge planning, and ongoing patient education.
  13. Deliver lectures at least once during the curriculum lecture cycle.
  14. Act as a site supervisor for the Clinic Student University Internship program and be directly involved with it.
  15. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including RN’s, ED staff, pharmacists, and department managers, to develop and update the exercise curriculum for the educational series.
  16. Reinforce key points during exercise sessions while working one-on-one with patients.
  17. Maintain regular communication with the program director, medical director, and/or cardiac nurse regarding any patient difficulties or adverse responses to exercise.
  18. Manage exercise equipment schedules and provide supervision for on-site exercise components during clinical sessions.
  19. Ensure the maintenance of exercise equipment, scheduling periodic calibration and maintenance with bio-medical or outside vendors.
  20. Maintain emergency equipment, document equipment readiness, and order supplies for emergency code cart, glucometer, and O2 tanks.
  21. Offer cardiac education to the community through various means such as PowerPoint presentations, speaking engagements, panel participation, and small group sessions.
  22. Attend team meetings to update staff on patient progress toward exercise goals, difficulties, readiness for discharge, and staff competencies related to exercise therapy.
  23. Register patients for cardiac wellness programs and/or change their status from phase II to phase III. Enter charges for any cardiac wellness program components. Audit and/or run Daily Transaction Reports (DTAR) daily and/or monthly, addressing discrepancies as needed, educating staff, and reporting to the Department Program Coordinator.
  24. Manage office supplies, medical supplies, and linen inventory.
  25. Participate in three community screening/community events annually.
  26. Possess a comprehensive understanding of all exercise equipment, including usage, adjustment, and integration into a patient’s exercise prescription, including resistance training modalities.

Our organization offers a range of rewarding benefits for your hard work, including:

  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance with AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plans (when eligible)
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Note: Benefits may vary based on employment status. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the employment selection process, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected]. If you wish to review our affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email [email protected]. We are proud to be Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, serving communities in Youngstown, Ohio, and Franklin, Petersburg, and Emporia, Virginia.


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