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Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapist

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

July 08, 2024


46005050 Cardiac Rehabilitation


Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:

MNA-11-St Francis Clinical Professionals

Weekend Rotation:


Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

  • Casual role
  • 8-hour, day shifts
  • No weekends or holidays

Job Description:

Implements programs to modify cardiovascular risk factors through exercise training, multidisciplinary education and counseling for individuals with known cardiac disease and for their families. Assist cardiac individuals in attaining an optimal level of physical, psychosocial and vocational functioning. May provide cardiac rehab screening, activity or exercise prescription, and preventative health.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assesses physical condition of patient and evaluate patient for graded exercise.
    • Contacts patients in a timely manner after receiving referrals.
    • Educates patient on what services are available to them.
    • Documents heart/lung sounds, musculoskeletal problems or concerns and status of incision site.
    • Reviews medical history to assess problems with beginning physical activity.
  • Designs and implements individualized exercise or activity plans for each assigned patient.
    • Identifies learning needs of each patient.
    • Reports progress on the patient care plan.
    • Instructs the patient and family on appropriate home exercises/activities.
  • Monitors progress during exercise sessions.
    • Analyzes and interprets clinical signs and symptoms along with exercise EKG strips during the sessions.
    • Adjusts the exercise plan accordingly
    • Follows correct procedures in an emergency situation.
  • Patient Education.
    • Assesses patient’s family’s knowledge concerning cardiovascular risk factors.
    • Develops and implements, in collaboration with clients and individual, realistic education plan.
    • Conducts classes on heart disease and risk factor modification.
    • Develops and utilizes cardiac rehab educational materials.
  • Consults/collaborates with physicians and other health professionals regarding patient care, cardiac rehab education and program development.
    • Communicates with patient’s physician and/or other health care professional as needs dictate.
    • Participates in meetings with medical director for patient care and quality improvement initiatives.
    • Maintains department statistics and reports.
    • Develops ongoing programs to deliver cardiac rehabilitation services.
    • May enroll patient in monitoring services.
    • May perform stress procedures which include, standard graded exercise test, treadmill echocardiograms, dobutamine stress echo, nuclear graded exercise test, nuclear Lexiscan and Dobutamine stress tests.
    • May perform Holter scanning or Arrhythmia monitoring.
  • Maintain equipment.
    • May set up equipment for each procedure.
    • May train and provide in-servicing on all outreach accounts on equipment used, including downloading techniques.
    • May trouble shoot outreach accounts equipment or connectivity issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Nursing or Occupational Therapy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, Nursing or Occupational Therapy
  • 1 year in cardiac rehab


  • Licensed Registered Nurse - MN Board of Nursing required if registered nurse upon hire
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required within 60 Days
  • ACLS-BLS Tier 2 - Multisource required within 60 Days
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist preferred

Physical Demands

  • Medium Work*:
  • Lifting weightUp to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently