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Wellness Trainer- Magee Rehab, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
JOB SUMMARY : The Wellness Trainer assists in instructing and coaching wellness clients. The Wellness Trainer is responsible and accountable for all of the functions including those of the Therapy Aides. The Wellness Trainer is considered a team player and assists the client in achieving their personal fitness goals.

Essential Accountabilities:

The Wellness Trainer is accountable for the following areas:
  • Instruct or coach individuals or groups in exercise activities.
  • Develops individualized exercise programs.
  • Prepares the environment for group activity.
  • Teach and demonstrate proper use of gym equipment and provide appropriate feedback to clients to prevent injury.
  • Assist with transfers to exercise equipment.
  • Participate in client orientation.
  • Maintain client exercise logs.
  • Maintains census logs.
  • Administers various screenings including but not limited to calcaneal ultrasound screening and nutritional screening tools.
  • Demonstrate competence in assessing blood pressures and heart rate.
  • Assist client in proper breathing techniques.
  • Lead various groups such as osteoporosis, MS circuit training, or other general groups.
  • Maintain general cleanliness of equipment and gym.
  • Reports observations or changes in the client's condition or behavior to professional staff.
  • Orients the client to the facility and gym area.
  • Assist clients who require supervision with transfers, toileting, ambulation and other functional activities.
  • Coordinates alternative programming (ie adaptive yoga classes).
  • Orders all supplies for the Wellness gym.
  • Completes competencies for NES cycles under the direction of the NES Program Coordinator.
  • Assists physical therapists with use of the Ekso device following training.
  • Demonstrates divided attention to ensure safety of all clients when census is high.
  • Qualifications
  • CPR Certification.
  • Completed competency in use of exercise equipment.
  • High School education.
  • Exercise Science or Exercise Physiologist preferred.
  • Strengthening and training certification is preferred.
  • Six months to One year as a Therapy Aide, preferred.
  • Exposure to disabled population, preferred.
  • Conditions of Employment

    Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.

    Closing Statement

    Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

    Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation's best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

    Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

    As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

    Par Reference Code

    EmployerAbington Hospital - Jefferson Health

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