Aquatics/Fitness Specialist

  • Location: Golden Valley, MN
  • Posted: Jul 9, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 55811
Conduct group aquatic exercise/therapy programs as outlined by governing disciplines (Arthritis Foundation, M.S. Society, Aquatic Exercise Association and American Red Cross) according to internal design protocol so that clients benefit and achieve fitness and recreational goals.
b. Provide lifeguarding as needed during hours of operation
c. Provide 1:1 instruction and hands-on assistance to clients according to their treatment plans to facilitate clients maximum functional level and achievement of their goals
d. Review and revise clients exercise programs as needed
e. Manage and supervise members during independent/open fitness time providing necessary assistance, making sure participants use proper exercise technique, enforcing rules as set forth by Wellness and Fitness.
f. Perform safe client transfers to/from equipment as needed.
Obtain proper physician approval prior to assessment per department policy
b. Review assessment findings and make appropriate referral for wellness, fitness and aquatic programs or medical services as needed
c. Design appropriate exercise programs
d. Perform re-evaluation as needed based on client progress or change in medical status
Complete timely, accurate documentation on each assigned client to ensure proper recording of client attendance, progress and tolerance according to department policy
Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records
d. Assist with copying, faxing, filing, routing paperwork as needed. Assist with database management
Respond to emergency situations so that Emergency Action Plan is effectively carried out. Attend required Emergency Action Plan in-services so that individuals are adequately trained to respond to emergency situations. Maintain a safe environment for all clients


4 year degree in PTA, Health and Exercise Science, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology or related field.


Comfortable working with people who have a disability
Good communication skills
Aquatic/fitness background

Work Schedule

Wednesday 11-8
Thursday 2-8
Saturday 7:30-2:30

Location/Community Information

Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis conveniently located five miles west of downtown. With its desirable location, ample parks and nature areas, diverse neighborhoods, flourishing business, and award-winning schools, Golden Valley is one of the best places to live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Located in Golden Valley
Population = 20,370

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type

  • Part-Time

Schedule Information

Hours: 20


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407



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