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.
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.
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)
BLS certification through American Heart Association (required
upon hire). ACLS certification through American Heart Association
required within 6 months of hire.
Benefits & Compensation:
*Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant
experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position,
which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point
(12 or more years).
Minimum = $37.70/hr
Mid-Point = $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