Exercise Physiologist

Metro Health | Wyoming, MI

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Posted Date 4/18/2018
Description

Exercise Physiologist - Heart and Vascular * Variable Shifts - Resource - copy - copy

Requisition #: req75

Shift: Varies

FTE status: 0

On-call: No

Weekends: No

General Summary:
Provides clinical oversight for Cardiovascular Rehabilitation patients and participants enrolled in the Metro Health Phase I through Phase IV cardiovascular rehabilitation program. Performs graded exercise tests according to AHA, ACSM, and AACVPR guidelines.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or closely related field with core curriculum in cardiac rehabilitation required.
  2. Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology preferred.
  3. Two (2) years of clinical experience in adult fitness with one (1) year in Cardiac Rehabilitation strongly preferred.
  4. Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) provider and current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider required.
  5. Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) or American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) strongly preferred.
  6. Possess thorough knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology particularly of ischemic heart disease.
  7. Population Specific Competency: ability to effectively interact with populations of patients/customers with an understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignity.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  1. Conducts cardiovascular disease risk factor evaluations.
  2. Reviews patient history and functional capacity GXT test results in order to develop individualized exercise prescriptions. Adjust and updates exercise prescriptions according to orthopedic, heart rate/rhythm, vital signs, O2 saturation or other issues that may arise.
  3. Provides patient education and counseling and assists patients with developing strategies for behavioral modification.
  4. Performs graded exercise stress testing procedures in accordance with ACC/AHA/AACVPR guidelines.
  5. Perform adult 12 lead electrocardiograms and monitor exercise session ECGs.
  6. Monitors and records resting, exercising, and recovery vitals.
  7. Provides guidance and assistance in ambulating the patient.
  8. Records required strength training exercises and modify patients with incorrect technique and/or gait form.
  9. Document concise, accurate and timely information in the patient care record in accordance with established policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations that govern them.
  10. Identifies patient with symptoms and/or values that are out of range or experiencing condition changes and notifies the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Coordinator. Assist in providing direct patient care for patients with signs/symptoms in need for urgent care.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned. These may including but are not limited to: Maintaining a current knowledge base of use standards of care in professional practice, pursuing self-directed learning and continuing education opportunities, and participating on committees, task forces, and work groups as determined by management.

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