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Cardiopulmonary Rehab Exercise Specialist- PRN

Kansas City, Kansas

Job ID: R-29469

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Job Summary

Job ID: R-29469 Job Type: Part time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The position of the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Exercise Specialist is responsible for performing clinical exercise assessment, developing individual patient exercise prescription, vital and telemetry monitoring, group and individual exercise instruction, and delivering disease specific education in promoting risks reduction and healthy lifestyle. This position will support both inpatient and outpatient Cardiac Rehab at the Main Hospital Campus and Overland Park Clinic, as well as outpatient Pulmonary Rehab. The staff member will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing direct patient care to a wide range of patients.


*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note:  These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.  Other duties may be assigned as required..

  • Evaluate and assess exercise tolerance to determine appropriate exercise prescriptions for patients undergoing cardiac and pulmonary rehab.
  • Conducts exercise sessions, including the monitoring of heart rates and rhythm, blood pressures, perceived exertion levels, and patient signs and symptoms during rest, exercise and recovery per department policy.
  • Develops a cardiovascular risk reduction plan individualized for each patient.
  • Provides patient education and counseling.
  • Guides the patient into a network of social support as needed.
  • Assists the patient in developing strategies for behavioral modification.
  • Evaluates, assesses and develops an appropriate exercise regimen for inpatients and outpatients.
  • Provides exercise prescription and instruction.
  • Interacts with other team members to establish a continuum of care for the patient while an inpatient.
  • Establishes relationships with other disciplines and other facilities to provide for continuum of care as the patient is discharged from the hospital.
  • Serve as a staff resource in the development and implementation of policies and procedures which are directly and indirectly related to exercise therapies.
  • Conducts and leads group education and strength training sessions.
  • Communicates with medical and care provides on patient progress and concerns.
  • Ability to assist with transferring and ambulating patients with assistive devices.



  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or other health and fitness related field.
  • Internship in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation required or at least 6 months experience in cardiopulmonary rehab.
  • BLS certification is required.


  • ACSM certification at Exercise Specialist level, or AACVPR CCRP certification.
  • 1 year of clinical experience, prefer experience within cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
  • ACLS certification.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

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  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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