Exercise Physiologist Job Description Sample
- Teaching: Time and effort shall be devoted to teaching and teaching related activities. This shall include medical students, graduate students, allied health students, residents, and fellows, nursing personnel and colleagues where appropriate. Teaching responsibilities also shall be considered to include preparation of instructional materials, evaluative materials, testing and maintenance of personal professional skills through continuing education, advising and mentoring trainees and participation in academic reinforcement programs. To contribute to teaching across the Heart Center. 2. Research:
To support clinical research protocols in recruitment and adjunctive clinical management.
To develop additional program studies over time 3. Service: Participation in activities to support the effectiveness of the Division of Cardiology, the Department of Internal Medicine will be appropriate and will be assigned in the future based on mutual agreement. Service will include participation on committees as requested. 4. Clinical: To support growth of Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Management. To provide Cardiology outpatient care locally and in outreach sites by providing access to care.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in allied health sciences such as exercise physiology, physical therapy, or related. Candidate should have clinical experience of independent conduct of cardiopulmonary exercise testing with gas exchange analysis and of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. The candidate should possess sufficient research and teaching experience to be eligible for academic appointment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work with a large multidisciplinary program. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and educational programs. Applicants must be certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Non-Invasive Cardiology Services:
Exercise testing services; ECG monitoring; Gas-exchange analysis
Exercise rehabilitation prescription and treatments
Training and supervision of exercise physiology trainees and new hires Research activities:
Support and contribute to ongoing heart failure research
Support and develop imaging research coupled with exercise
Support and develop new areas of research in exercise physiology and cardiology Educational activities: -Class-based teaching for graduate medical students, graduate students, allied health students, residents, and fellows, nursing personnel and colleagues where appropriate. Case-based teaching for trainees
LMC Irmo - Cardiac Rehab
20 hrs/wk - variable shifts
Evaluation, coordination, and exercise educational planning of the Cardiac /Pulmonary/or Vascular Rehab patient. Position focuses on risk reduction and behavior intervention and modification.
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology
Certified in Basic Life Support or certified within 3 months of employment
Advanced knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, risk-factors and behavior modification strategies as related to Cardiovascular Rehabilitative Services.
Experience in providing individual and group educational programs for patients and their families that promote positive health behaviors
Basic Computer Skills
Master's Degree in Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology
American College of Sports Medicine certification
2+ years Cardiac Rehab program experience
Location: Main Campus Department:
Cardiology Job Type: Full Time
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The Cardiology Lab Exercise Physiologist acts as the administrative and technical support for all procedures provided by the cardiology lab. These procedures include EKGs, holter monitoring, event monitoring, stress treadmill testing, nuclear stress testing, transtelephonic pacemaker checks, tilt table testing, stress echocardiograms, contrast echocardiograms, transthorasic echocardiograms, satellite test transmissions and result coordination.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
(A = basics; B = preferred)
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or related
Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or related field preferred.
6 months experience in an exercise testing laboratory, cardiac rehabilitation facility or corporate health setting. May consider new graduate if hiring department can provide direct supervision for 6 months. Testing equipment familiarity: Marquette EKG machines, treadmill control systems, and Holter monitor systems or similar.
MUSE experience, Pace Art experience, Cardiopulmonary stress testing.
BLS certification, ACLS certification
Basic computer, CRT, and typing experience.
Bilingual in English and Spanish
May be required to work extended shifts in situations deemed necessary by the Cardiology Lab Supervisor.
1.Education: Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology from accredited school. Proficient oral and written communication skills.
2.Training and Experience. Certified Exercise Physiologist. Completes continuing education and training to maintain certification. Completion of Rhythm Analysis Course. Certified Basic Life Support. Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Ability to practice exercise physiology in the Cardiac Rehab setting. Ability to provide direct patient and/or family education and develop educational content through effective communication.
Responsible for the delivery of patient care through conducting education sessions for cardiovascular exercise and other therapy as indicated in Cardiac Rehab. Develops curriculum and prepares lesson plans for individual and group education.
Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Serves as a resource to cardiac rehab associates when oriented and so directed. Supports the organization's mission, vision and values.
Applies knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity, along with their spiritual and emotional needs into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
Req ID: 23341
Employment Status: AP - Active
Under the direction of the exercise laboratory supervisor and the director, this position is responsible for the following duties assigned including: Set-up and maintenance of all laboratory equipment, preparation of patient for exercise testing, assist in the performance of exercise testing, distribution of test results, assist in exercise laboratory research projects, and assist in the design and implementation of cardiac rehabilitation program.
Calibration, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment before, during, and after each procedure.
Prepares patient for exercise testing and assists physician-in-charge in conducting each procedure.
Assists in maintenance of records, compiling test results, billing for procedures and patient files.
Assist supervisor and director with cardiac rehabilitation program including:
Identify and recruit patients
Set-up and instruct classes
Assist in billing for rehabilitation sessions
Keep appropriate records and follow-ups
Assist in training of cardiology fellows and visiting physicians assigned to the lab.
Responds promptly and positively to patients, families, associates, and all other in a respectful, courteous and confidential manner.
Maintains identifiable/professional attire at all times, including using nametags and identification cards.
Answers telephone calls within three rings 95% of the time.
Respects confidentiality of patients and co-workers in all circumstances 100% of the time.
Follows hospital and department procedures and policies.
Attends mandatory sessions/meetings/in-services 100% of the time.
Adheres to attendance policies and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and application of CHOP and department policies and procedures.
Reviews policy and procedure updates from managers and CHOP.
Provides or facilitates a clean, safe, quiet and secure environment for all.
Reports any incident that seems unusual/deficient to supervisor and/or Security.
Corrects and/or reports unsafe, unsecured or unclean environment to supervisor and/or Environmental, Health and Safety, or Facilities departments.
Always takes breaks away from patient and family areas.
Keeps self and work area neat and organized.
Participates collaboratively in staff meetings, committees, projects and teams to resolve conflicts and meet institutional goals
Attends staff meetings as requested 100% of the time. Is recognized as an "informed" participants or committee member by peers. Completes assignments on time 100% of the time.
Reviews and contributes to the attainment of departmental and CHOP goals annually
Participates and contributes to team projects
Demonstrates knowledge of constant quality improvement values and participates in CHOP and departmental Quality Improvement initiatives.
Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet requirements of position.
Attends mandatory education programs 100% of the time.
Documents and reports all necessary education and training.
Attends CCD classes or pursues outside education.
Applies education and training to daily work to enhance job knowledge and skills.
Reviews learning needs with supervisor to set individual education and learning goals on an annual basis.
Follows CHOP and departmental cost control standards: monitors usage of supplies and equipment to eliminate or minimize waste and/or misuse.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to render age appropriate care and services based on patients' developmental needs.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
CPR - Certified Pulmonary Recuscitation
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Required Education and Experience
Masters in Exercise Physiology or
Bachelors in Exercise Science + minimum of 1-2 years training in an exercise laboratory setting
Knowledge of Pulmonary Function Testing and measurement of breath-by-breath respiratory indices
Previous experience in physical/ health education teaching or aerobic instruction.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
- Minimum 1-2 years working as a technician in an exercise laboratory in which 50% of the testing is performed on children less than the age of 18 years of age is preferred.
Additional Technical Requirements
Exercise laboratory technical experience
Aerobics Instructor/Exercise coordinator experience, and personal interest in physical fitness.
Good communication skills and creativity
Ability to work with independent judgment and to work independently in emergency situations.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
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2716 South Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Job Segment: Physiology, Rehabilitation, Medical, Exercise Physiologist, Respiratory, Healthcare
Exercise Physiologist is a full-time position in a Corporate Wellness setting. Prescribing and monitoring exercise prescriptions, as well as providing small group training sessions.
Perform health risk and physical assessments
Prescribe and monitor exercise programs
Conduct individual and small group personal training sessions
Perform daily -required tasks and duties for ongoing fitness operations
Market programs and services
Lead group exercise classes
Facilitate fitness education classes
Analyze and report on assigned program results
Assess employee needs and develop new programs or services
Maintain professional certifications
Comply with applicable laws and Aetna policies
Background/ Education Desired:
Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Wellness, Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science or Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology
Certified in Group Exercise and CPR.
Experience in corporate/adult fitness with concentration in delivery of programs and services.
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
Health and Fitness/Fitness Instructor is desired
Health and Fitness/Personal Trainer is desired
Additional Job Information:
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.
We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence. Together we will empower people to live healthier lives. We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.
Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.
The Exercise Physiologist is responsible for evaluating clients for Fitness and Aquatics, providing clinical treatment and implementing individual client programs, as well as formulating a comprehensive treatment plan with other interdisciplinary team members. This position will work throughout the Ypsilanti, Michigan area.
Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Kinesiology or Exercise Physiology
NCCA accredited certification in any of the following: ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, etc. is required. Highly desirable certifications for this position would be ACSM CEP or ACSM RCEP.
Previous experience working with individuals with disability or special needs
Previous experience working with individuals with brain or spinal cord injury (preferred)
Previous experience in a rehabilitation setting
Strong communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability and willingness to learn new skills
Ability and willingness to set priorities
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and serve as a team member
Ability to lift, maneuver and carry up to 30 lbs.
Acceptable under the State of Michigan Good Moral Character Statute
Knowledgeable of HIPAA Privacy Rules
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. and its affiliates (Rainbow) have successfully been treating individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries for more than 30 years. With more than 35 residential locations, five treatment centers, a NeuroRehab Campus and two vocational centers, Rainbow offers services that span nearly every aspect of brain and spinal cord injury recovery and rehabilitation.
Our residential settings include adult homes, child and adolescent homes, town houses and semi-independent living apartments. Day treatment, home and community-based rehabilitation and outpatient services are also available. Rainbow employees share a commitment to make a major difference in the quality of life for our clients.
Rainbow's ability to inspire our clients to realize their greatest potential is dependent upon our employees. For this reason, we strive to attract and retain the best talent, support our employees, and create an environment that enables them to provide the highest level of care and customer service. Rainbow sets the standard of excellence in the health care industry with employees who are dedicated to providing truly great care.
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Provide cardiopulmonary based testing to various patient populations through multiple modalities. Develop, coordinate and implement exercise related programs including marketing, research, and internships. Provide clinical exercise testing (cardiac and pulmonary function testing). Provide exercise-related education for patients, staff, and the community. Responsible for all exercise science standards needed to meet regulatory and credentialing requirements. Work with staff from various educational and multidisciplinary backgrounds within and outside the department to complete daily tasks of unit.
Performs all Exercise Specialist duties and diagnostic testing (cardiac and pulmonary) independently as required by work site.
Assist with oversight and daily operations of clinical and non-clinical programs.
Assist manager with program compliance, benchmarking and performance improvement.
Ability to interpret 12 Lead ECG and cardiopulmonary tests
Perform pulmonary function testing. Able to identify normal and abnormal pulmonary function test results.
Required to have clinical knowledge of disease management programming multiple co-morbidities – particular experience with heart failure a plus.
Ability to develop exercise prescription for all patient populations
Mentor and lead others in the department (employees and interns)
Direct responsibility for all exercise requirements indicated in cardiac rehab state license, AAVCPR national and ACSM guidelines, if required at work site.
Recognizes symptom changes/signs of problems and knows the appropriate medical response and processes. Initiates first responder care.
Active in program certification process and regulatory agency review according to work site.
Assign and implement lectures, fitness classes, marketing and other materials as needed for each work site.
Lead Process Improvement initiatives and benchmark responsibilities for program changes.
Collect research date for multiple research studies using study specific protocols.
Familiar with pulmonary function tests
Clinical oversight regarding exercise for all patients at all risk levels.
Ability to interpret pulmonary function tests
Functions as a Team Leader in supervising and program oversight.
Implement processes to ensure compliance with state, national and organizational safety requirements.
Takes responsibility for program compliance issues.
Collects, process and interpret program data to support both medical coverage and administrative support.
Has knowledge of industry standards.
Serve as principle investigator for research projects, which may include supervision of research and publication.
Present exercise knowledge at national or regional conferences.
Familiar with pulmonary diseases and pulmonary cohorts.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Stay current with certifications and attend continuing education events.
Review current research and update materials as needed
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and able to learn other computer programs as needed.
A high level of professionalism and knowledge of exercise physiology is required.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:
Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Master's degree in Exercise Physiology or Exercise Science.
Bachelor's degree plus RCEP credential accepted
Level I: Minimum 1 yrs applicable experience, prefer 2
Level II: Minimum 3 yrs applicable experience (leadership experience preferred).
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
ACLS required (must attain within 6 months of hire date); ACSM Clinical Certification as Exercise Specialist or Health Fitness instructor (must attain within 6 months of hire date)
ACLS required; ACSM Clinical Certification as Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Initially assesses exercise capacity of patients on individualized exercise prescription in accordance with the patient's admission stress test and physician recommendations.
Performs exercise with patients, including warm-up and cool down exercises, demonstrating correct body positions and proper use of equipment to prevent injury.
Monitors patients, evaluates initiation and advancement of exercise prescription. Reports any symptoms or unexpected changes in vital signs during exercise to RN or physician and terminates exercise as needed.
Guides patient's progress related to diagnosis according to accepted standards and individual tolerance. Documents patient assessment data, response and exercise progress on patient's progress record.
Evaluates patient conditions on a regular basis. Records and reports collected data, including progress/non-progress toward achievement of desired patient outcomes. Communicates any identified individual problems or patient concerns during inter-staff conferences.
Develops, updates, and participates with other members of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service team in the educational sessions for individual and group lectures on topics related to exercise and heart disease.
Assists with cleaning and maintenance of exercise equipment and contacts Clinical Engineering for calibration and repairs as needed.
Actively participates in collecting, compiling, assessing and documenting department based and patient care quality improvement information according to established standards.
Demonstrates sound problem solving judgment and prioritizes skills in response to needs.
Acts as a role model and resource person to staff, physicians, and other members of the health care team. Demonstrates the ability to confront peers, physicians, and the program coordinator with problems, questions, and issues.
Acts as a preceptor for exercise physiology students and assists with planning, implementing and evaluating the student's clinical experience.
Willingly assists staff and the coordinator with tasks in other areas of the department, within the scope of practice.
Participates in the development and presentation of formal/informal educational programs for the hospital and the community
Recognizes own learning needs and assumes responsibility for professional growth.
Develops and maintains professional and collaborative relationships with the cardiology staff.
BS in Exercise Physiology Science required; BLS and ACLS required. MS Exercise Physiology/Exercise Science preferred. ACSM Exercise Specialist certification or equivalent within 6 months of start date.
Acts as a patient advocate. Provides support, information and direct care. Utilizes equipment and technology skillfully and is technically competent in nursing procedures. Educates patients and families on significant self care issues. The Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation (C/PR) Clinical Exercise Physiologist is responsible for the exercise, education and lifestyle modifications of patients recovering from myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, PTCI, stent, other interventional strategies for CAD, and those having been diagnosed with coronary artery disease. These applications will be extended to other patient populations (i.e., COPD, CHF, diabetes) as well as asymptomatic adults. Other responsibilities include involvement in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, administering patient education and exercise therapy for the outpatient service. The inventory, distribution/delivery of medications may be required.
MS – Cardiac Rehabilitation/Adult Fitness/Exercise Physiology – Exercise Science
AHA, BLS certification required
American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist certification required or willing to complete within two year of employment
ACLS certification required or willing to complete within one year of employment
Minimum two to five years experience in Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation-inpatient and outpatient settings.
Three to six years graduate experience required in a Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Adult Fitness setting.
Experience in formulating exercise prescriptions from exercise tolerance tests. Knowledge of cardiac medications and effects on exercise performance.
Knowledge of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Familiarity of assessment of Phase I patients. Appropriateness for exercise. Confidence in EKG interpretation.
Practical skills in modifying an exercise program to individual needs (i.e., diabetic, obesity, arthritis, pulmonary, CHF, PTCA/stent) and presenting this information to patients and family members.
Knowledgeable in conducting submax and maximal exercise tolerance testing.
Experience in leading group warm up sessions.
Strong knowledge base in cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, ACSM guidelines and EKG interpretation required.
Metabolic testing experience is a plus.
Confidence in working with adults and good personnel interaction required.
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