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Rehab Services / Therapy

Exercise Specialist, Cedar Creek Lake, 12p-8p, FT  Gun Barrel City, TX  : 6/20/2019

Job Description

Job ID#: 46314
Job Category: Rehab Services / Therapy
Position Type: Full-Time (1.0)
Shift: Days


Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas
Why UT Health - East Texas?
Our People.  Our people truly are our greatest strength.  They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.  We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.
Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.
Our Place. Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas.  With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.
Our Rehabilitation Hospital is seeking an experienced Exercise Specialist.  We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Physical Therapy Department where you will be responsible for:
What You Will Be Doing:
  • The Exercise Specialist is responsible for providing a safe and effective exercise environment for all users of the center by supervising the fitness floor and fitness programs of facility users.
  • Performs new user assessments and orientations for Olympic Center members and Health Enhancement program participants
  • Creates personalized fitness programs based on user needs and assessment results in accordance with the latest accepted guidelines
  • Provides fitness floor supervision, including connecting with each user and providing fitness instruction for facility users
  • Provides a safe exercise environment for users by participating in daily facility maintenance tasks and reporting deficiencies to the management team and plant services
  • Participates in development and implementation of new programs for facility users
  • Provides personal training services as assigned/needed
  • Communicates professionally with healthcare providers regarding health status of members and program participants
  • Accurately completes all organizational paperwork and functions (i.e. membership agreements, guest registration forms, risk assessments and consent forms)
  • Serves as a positive health & fitness role model for members and guests
  • Assists with any job related task as needed to ensure users are always served according to the organization’s overall mission and values
  • Attends all regularly scheduled staff meetings and participates in required training


Job Requirements
So what experience are we looking for in our Exercise Specialists?
  • Associates degree or higher in Exercise Science, Health and Kinesiology or related field
  • CPR and AED certification.
  • Professional fitness certification from an approved organization within first 6 months of employment.
  • Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment.
  • Ability to lift/carry 50lbs.
  • Frequent and prolonged bending stooping, crouching, walking, pushing, pulling and standing.
  • Must use oral communications to perform work
  • Must use written and/or verbal sources of information
  • Excellent listening, hearing and visual skills
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).