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Company: Lexington Medical Center
Location: West Columbia, SC
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


LMC Lexington - Cardiac Rehab 
Day Shift 
8am-6pm as needed

Lexington Medical Center just completed South Carolina's largest hospital expansion, adding 8 new operating rooms and 71 inpatient beds giving a total of 485 beds, and is one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. Lexington Medical Center is one of the top surgical centers in the region performing more than 23,000 surgeries each year. It anchors a health care network that includes six community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals.

The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer's care center and more than 65 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 85,000 patients each year.

Job Summary

Evaluation, coordination, and exercise educational planning of the Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehab patient. Position focuses on risk reduction, behavior intervention, and lifestyle modification.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Certified in Basic Life Support or certified within 3 months of employment (Bi- annual CPR recertification).
Required Training: Advanced knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, risk-factors and behavior modification strategies as related to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitative Services;

Experience in providing individual and group educational programs for patients and their families that promote positive health behaviors;

Annual mandatory Safety and Compliance Training in E-Train.

Competency skills maintenance in performing Cardiac Rehab monitoring and interpretation of various EKG rhythms.

Basic Computer Skills.

Essential Functions
  • Develops, coordinates, implements, documents patient progress, therapeutic response, and follow-up on all phases of the Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehab Programs.
  • Coordinates patient incentive programs.
  • Assist in new patient evaluation, orientation, and follow-up including graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, body composition analysis, lipid analysis, and exercise session explanation.
  • Assist in supervision of the exercise sessions including exercise prescription upgrades as necessary.
  • Assist in patient record keeping, patient attendance, patient progress notes, and posting of charges.
  • Participates in the educational opportunities offered to the patients.
  • Assist in orientation of new employees and students.
  • Participiates and contribues to the departmental and organizational CQI process.
  • Displays appropriate skills in the use and maintenance of departmental equipment.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment for the patients.
  • Assesses patients for possible signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to exercise.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of program development (Community presentations, Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, Vascular Rehab, etc.)
  • Responsible for updating staff and patients to new trends in exercise therapy.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary rehabilitation staff meetings.
  • Provides a good role model for the type of lifestyle Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehabilitation promotes.
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
  • Conforms to Service Excellence and Expectation Policies.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform professional assistance, exercise observation and training, and comfort and safety measures that are appropriate to the following patient populations:  Adults – 18 years thru 65 years.         Geriatric – 65 +
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Eligible employees may also enroll in LMC's retirement plans on their date of hire, including the South Carolina State Retirement System (SCRS)
  • Supplemental 401(k)
  • 457(b) retirement plans
  •  Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • 401(K) Match – LMC matches dollar for dollar up to 6% 
  • LMC provides its full-time employees short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • 529 College Savings
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee's desires and abilities and the hospital's needs.

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