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Physical Activity Specialist

Company: Indian Health Council
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Looking for quality team members to join our thriving organizationIndian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is recruiting mission driven, compassionate, and patient-centered employees to join our team. Our core values of professionalism, integrity, culture, and respect are what drives our organization to attain the best healthcare outcomes for our patients. About UsWe are a tribal healthcare facility serving the nine Native American reservations in North Inland San Diego County:

  • Patient Centered Care: Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Social Services
  • Research focused: Community Based Participatory grant funded research programs; we are a Native American Research Center of Health (NARCH).
  • Accredited as an ambulatory health care center by AAAHC Our Philosophy
    • At IHC, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge to achieve their healthcare goals. We strive to treat the whole person using a multifaceted approach to include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing. The Position:This job will allow you to gain useful and rewarding first-hand experienceand make a real impact in people's lives. Our ideal candidate is compassionate, knowledgeable, and is culturally sensitive to our niche population. The ideal candidate should be ready and willing to give support not only to their clients, but also to their coworkers. Job Title: Physical Activity SpecialistDepartment: MedicalReports To: Diabetes Nurse Case ManagerFLSA Status: ExemptJob Function: Non-clinicalClassification: Regular, Full-TimeSchedule: 40 hours/week, Monday-FridayLocation: Onsite (Valley Center, CA)Pay range: $52,690 - $58,276 annually DOEBenefits: Eligible for benefits on date of hire. Low employee contribution for PPO Medical, DPPO Dental, Vision. 403B retirement plan with company matching; generous PTO & sick time; 13 paid holidays annually, Employee birthday paid day off; bereavement and jury duty paid time off; company paid life, AD&D, short term and long-term disability; Eligible for company paid CMU, CEU, CPR and required licensures. Corporate discount programs. Monthly employee appreciation events. Service award program. Birthday and work anniversary acknowledgments. SUMMARY: As a member of the Diabetes Team, the Physical Activity Specialist is responsible for patient case management, design and implementation of exercise programs according to grant objectives and as referred by other IHC departments. Prescribes based on graded exercise test results, evaluates client responses to exercise and conditioning, educates clients, interacts and communicates effectively with the physician, program supervisor, participants and community. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, implements, and evaluates the physical activity aspects of the diabetes program including individuals and group activities (exercise classes, demos at events) at IHC facilities and in the community. Individuals or groups may have medical limitations.
    • Provides individual counseling and coordinates the development, revision, and implementation of patient education programs, materials, and resources in job scope.
    • Evaluate the physiological effects of exercise and possesses the ability to incorporate individualized programs to meet the needs of DM and other clients.
    • Implements and facilitates suitable and innovative activity for each individual in the Diabetes and other programs.
    • Exhibits expertise in motivational counseling, teaching, and behavior modification techniques
    • Ability to emphasize current and valid health information and promote lifestyle changes.
    • Responsible for patient case management as defined by grant goals and objectives.
    • Designs, develops, and maintains program databases and records system including NextGen and i2i.
    • Participates in the preparation of program reports to meet the DM grant requirements.
    • Represents the IHC program at meetings and events as assigned by the DPHP.
    • Initiates, implements, and evaluates the program through the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process.
    • Contributes to the development of program policies as appropriate.
    • Supervises the Gym Attendant, ensuring all gym duties are met; and performance measures are developed and implemented successfully.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESManages one subordinate employee. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. TRAVEL & DRIVING REQUIREMENTSTravel and driving are not required for this position. QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
      • 6 months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS
        • Certified Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist from ACSM/NPAS preferred.
        • A valid California driver's license and a good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
        • Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
        • Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test (to include marijuana). Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
        • Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
        • Must pass background check. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
          • Knowledge of American Indian culture. IHC consortium community knowledge is preferred.
          • Knowledge of best and evidence-based practices and procedures for the development and implementation of physical activity promotion efforts.
          • Knowledge of cultural, social, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to disease progression and health promoting behaviors as part of a physical activity program or intervention.
          • Intermediate knowledge of diabetes.
          • Skilled in educating and engaging with patients and external partners to promote physical activity.
          • Skilled in developing evaluation plan for physical activity-related interventions using qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine outcome measures of physical activity programs.
          • Skilled in leading and supervising others.
          • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the public.
          • Ability to identify and use public health data as a tool to develop and prioritize community-based interventions, including policies to promote physical activity.
          • Ability to write reports, correctly reflect treatment and document patient's progress. TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Must be proficient in the following:
            • Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email & Calendar Management (outlook), Teams (video conferencing and meetings), and Share Point.
            • Electronic health records software (NextGen preferred).
            • Utilization of Paycom, Relias Learning, and PolicyTech systems. Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC's Policies and Procedures. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

              Job Industries
              • Customer Service

Keywords: Indian Health Council, San Diego , Physical Activity Specialist, Other , Valley Center, California

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