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The Exercise Physiologist participates in the implementation of policy, programmatic and management goals. The Exercise Physiologist is responsible for the day-to-day planning and conducting of specific exercise and lifestyle management assessment and intervention for individuals participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
Maintains established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality standards, programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Plans, conducts and demonstrates specific exercise and lifestyle assessment and interventions including: nutrition, weight control, lipid management, stress management, and smoking cessation.
Designs and implements individualized goal oriented exercise prescription for cardiac rehabilitation clients.
Conducts new patient interviews which include but not limited to: medical history, functional status, short and long-term goals, nutritional assessment, and emotional status.
Provides patient education as it applies to cardiovascular disease risk factor modification.
Designs individualized treatment plans for clients entering cardiac rehab and provides 30 day updates to the referring physician and/ or cardiac rehab. Medical Director.
Assists cardiac rehabilitation nurse with ECG monitoring and rhythm interpretation.
Participates in training medical and nursing personnel and allied health student interns.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to stand for the greater part of 8 hours. Occasional handling, grasping, twisting and turning while aiding clients and setting up equipment. The possibility of lifting clients weighing up to 300 pounds with assistance. The possibility of pushing clients weighing up to 300 pounds in a wheelchair. Occasional stooping, bending, squatting, crouching, and reaching above shoulder level. Touching as it relates to patient assessment, attaching heart monitors, and auscultation of lungs. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation, BP evaluation, and auscultating lung sounds. Seeing as it relates to general close-up and distant vision. Must be able to use finger dexterity, grasping, and holding as it relates to documentation an assisting with machinery setup.
Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology required.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
ACSM Certified Exercise Specialist® or ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® or AACVPR Certified Cardiac rehabilitation Specialist. BLS Certification required. ACLS Certification preferred. Proficiency in ECG rhythm recognition. Prior clinical experience in Cardiac rehabilitation.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.