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Cardiac Rehab Therapist

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: November 11, 2021

Job Description:

This Position Offers:

Free overnight studio available for out of area employees.

One 8 hour shift per week (Mon-Fri). On occasion, the position may offer two shifts per week.

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.

Job Overview:

The cardiopulmonary therapist will have expertise in both cardiac and pulmonary areas and may be a registered nurse or an exercise physiologist. This role will integrate the components of clinician, teacher, consultant and researcher. Responsible for all behaviors in this job description. Accountable to the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Manager.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Fully competent in primary role in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.
  • Develops a problem-based plan of care for every patient with appropriate clinical interventions.
  • Recognizes and reports any significant participant conditions (dysrhythmia, abnormal blood pressure responses, change in participant's status, etc.) to the primary or referring MD or Medical Director (if primary not available).
  • Demonstrates accurate cardiovascular physical assessment, including pain assessment, inspection, auscultation, skin color, and temperature. Recognizes need for 12 Lead ECG and orders promptly.
  • Recognizes chest pain (angina) or equivalent in participant and responds appropriately, ie. stops exercise, sit down, evaluate CP (0-10 scale) administers Nitro SL (if pt carries it), takes BP, calls for 12 Lead ECG and refers to primary and/or referring MD or to ED if necessary
  • Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self-care needs
  • Educates all Cardiac and Pulmonary Phase II participants using techniques consistent with principles of adult learning. Plans and initiates home exercise during this time period for participants.
  • Connects with each participant in a way that affirms personalized care and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Provides an environment of acceptance and care allowing for individual differences. Promotes behavioral changes.


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

Must meet ONE of the following:

  • BS in Exercise Science, plus have some level Cardiac Rehab experience
  • MS in Exercise Physiology
  • Registered Nurse with current Colorado License (or compact)
  • Some experience or education with oncology rehabilitation is preferred (not required)


Required Certifications:

  • BLS certification through American Heart Association (required upon hire).
  • ACLS certification through American Heart Association required within 6 months of hire.


Benefits & Compensation:

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

PRN pay range for New Hires: $37.70 - $49.06/hr

PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Cardiac Rehab Therapist, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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