Lung Health Exercise Specialist - Ridge Meadows Hospital (RMH)

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2023-42601
Nursing - (RN) - Medicine
Posting Date
3 months ago(3/17/2023 12:03 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Salary at Time of Posting
$35.52 - $44.33 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2023 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Casual Lung Health Exercise Specialist to join our Pulmonary Function Lab at Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge, B.C. with access to public transit, restaurants and other amenities. We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. 


Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Curious to learn what it’s like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.


Detailed Overview

Responsible for coordinating exercise schedules, planning and supervising exercise sessions for lung health patients at the assigned location; assesses patient's medical history and performs diagnostic tests to develop an individual care plan for each patient; leads individual and group exercises, education, counseling and related patient lung health rehabilitation support activities; acts as a resource through the collegial sharing of information and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the planning, coordination and evaluation of patient exercise services.


  1. Assesses and evaluates patient's functional status and risk factors and develops an exercise prescription by reviewing patient information, interviewing the patient to ensure patient's needs/goals are met/addressed and collaborating with the members of the health care team.
  2. Coordinates exercise schedules for patients; plans and conducts exercise sessions utilizing case management techniques; demonstrates exercise equipment and explains principles of exercise training to ensure patients are exercising to their greatest benefit.
  3. Assesses patient's symptoms and responses to activities by monitoring patients for effective respiratory function, related medications and their potential effect on lung health; modifies patient's exercise prescription as appropriate.
  4. Responds to patient complications such as fainting or heart attack during exercise by initiating and/or assisting in emergency care, calling 911 and documenting incident in accordance with established procedures.
  5. Counsels patients and their families regarding lifestyle changes, active living exercise program guidelines, the principles of training and the value of a home exercise program.
  6. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and the community by attending patient conferences and meetings, providing information, acting as a resource and collaborating with team members in the planning, coordination and evaluation of patient services.
  7. Reviews patient charts, prepares reports and documents patient's progress in training intensity; maintains statistics records of patient assessments and treatments, as required.
  8. Participates in and provides in-service education/instruction to staff, interns, students and/or agencies as required by attending and/or delivering the in-service.
  9. Maintains current knowledge related to lung health rehabilitation by reviewing relevant materials, attending seminars and identifying new trends to ensure information provided to patients is current.
  10. Participates in quality assurance/improvement activities by collecting data, monitoring variances to expected outcomes and participating in client satisfaction surveys; makes recommendations for change based on documented results.
  11. Operates, maintains and cleans related equipment as required; refers repairs to appropriate department and/or staff.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Medicine or Physiology. Two (2) years' recent related clinical experience in a lung health environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Certification with American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CCEP), current CPR Level "C" certification or equivalent and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and interpret clinical data related to lung health functioning.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct exercise sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and respond to complications.
  • Demonstrated ability to modify exercise for bronchial limitations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prescribe aerobic and strength exercise based on the exercise stress test.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform patient assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan a patient program.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide staff and patient education.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide instructions and directions.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.