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Exercise Assistant

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

The Exercise Assistant assists members of the fitness center to develop and maintain exercise programs; provides the documentation and record keeping required and maintains the physical settings and inventory.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:At least 16 years of age and has completed the 10th grade in high school.
Experience:N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration:CPR certification upon hire. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Military Training Network within ninety (90) days of hire into position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Cardiac Fitness Training/Education.
Experience:One (1) year working with clients assisting with exercise set up or monitoring.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Personal Trainer Certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to relate to diverse clientele; Health/Fitness background; participates in own exercise program; ability to design fitness program; nominal clerical skills. Knows monitoring of vitals, demonstrates knowledge in establishing exercise paradigms.

READING - Basic: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
WRITING - Basic: Ability to write simple correspondence.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds infrequently, thirty (30) pounds occasionally; twenty (20) pounds frequently; able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, crawl, kneel and change positions frequently

Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Stoop, squat, kneel, orcrouch - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

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