TemporaryEstimated: $43,000 - $60,000 a year
- ACLS Certification
- Communication Skills
- Physiology Knowledge
- Data Collection
- Bachelor's Degree
Full Job Description
Performs basic treadmill and cardiac pharmacological stress testing that analyze how the body responds to exercise, monitoring muscles, chemical reactions, and cardiovascular function. Afterwards, these findings are compiled and a computer generated report is given to the physician for interpretation. The exercise physiologist is also responsible for set-up, removal and editing of the EKG tracings for holter monitoring. This information is then presented in report form to the physician for interpretation.
Review and abstraction of patient medical records.
Exercise and pharmacologic stress test supervision and preliminary test interpretation.
Administration and interpretation of cardiopulmonary exercise tests.
Static and dynamic EKG monitoring and interpretation (12 lead and rhythm strips).
Patient ECG hook-up.
Holter monitor set-up, removal and editing of data for interpretation.
Rest and exercise blood pressure monitoring.
Ensures equipment conforms with operating standards.
Research data collection.
Provision of technical support in emergency situations (ACLS).
A bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or Kinesiology. Requires good communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to provide physical assistance to patients when needed. Must be BLS certified upon hire and obtain ACLS certification within 6 months of hire. Both certifications must be obtained throughout employment. Candidate needs to demonstrate excellent 12 Lead EKG interpretation and arrhythmia recognition skills. Previous work experience in stress testing or cardiac rehabilitation is desirable. Minimum one year experience in exercise physiology preferred