Exercise Physiologist Job Description Sample
Develops, implements, and evaluates exercise programs for patients.
Assesses cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise for cardiac and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Creates educational materials and sessions for patients. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. TypicDevelops, implements, and evaluates exercise programs for patients.
Assesses cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise for cardiac and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Creates educational materials and sessions for patients. May require a master's degree in exercise physiology, and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires EPC (Exercise Physiologist Certified).ally reports to a supervisor or manager.
Evaluates, plans, and prescribes all exercise regimes for preoperative and postoperative bariatric patients in accordance with physician’s referral and/or patient’s fitness level, ensuring the care, safety, and well-being of each patient. Conducts group classes, both educational and fitness for patient, employee, and public population as needed. Maintain supervision of gym and all related functions at all hours of operation. Serves as resource for hospital employee wellness initiatives.
Bachelors in Exercise Physiology or similar degree in the field of exercise
Strong background in exercise training, physical rehabilitation, wellness center facility, or cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation
One year experience working with obese or medical weight loss patient base preferred
Experienced lecture or public speaking skills preferred
Experience in working on interdisciplinary teams preferred.
Current BLS certification.
Fluent in English & Spanish
Good written and verbal communication skills required with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with patients, nursing, administration, and physicians
Professionalism, good demeanor and presentation required.
Charismatic, engaging personality with good people skills is a must.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: ######### Bachelor of Science Degree from accredited college or University, with major in Exercise Science/ or similar program required# ######### American College of Sports Medicine Certification preferred (not required) ######### Current BCLS certification
Current ACLS certification
Completion of approved ECG interpretation course successfully or it may be challenged to meet competency through staff development
One year of prior exercise testing experience in non
-invasive cardiology type lab preferred.# Will consider experience in Cardiac Rehab program administering stress testing. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills Must be proficient in the following procedures:
Adult 12 lead EKG Pediatric 12 lead EKG Neonatal 12 lead EKG Holter Monitor set up Holter Monitor Scans (Based on need) Treadmill Exercise Testing Cardiolite Exercise Testing Persantine /Cardiolite Testing Signal Average EKG Stress Echo/Dobutamine stress testing Ambulatory Blood pressure monitoring Event recording placement Lexiscan procedure The following general clerical and basic office skills may be required within three months of hire, they include:#################################Computer skills are required for typing test results. Correct spelling and typing sentence structure of physician interpretation for electrocardiograms and all Cardiac Diagnostic Suite clinical duties (copying, filing, and distribution of reports). ORGANIZATION: This position reports to the Clinical Coordinator or lead Exercise Physiologist who receives direction from the manager.# The manager is directly responsible to the Director of the Cardiovascular Service line.
There is no managerial responsibility with this position.# It will be necessary to supervise and teach electrocardiograms and other Cardiac Diagnostic Suite testing procedures to other Cardiac Diagnostic Suite staff, nursing students, new hires, and student interns and allied health students. Works closely with other hospital staff such as:# Physicians, all Cardiovascular Service Line staff, Medical Procedure Room Nurses, Students, and Nuclear Medicine department staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of indications for various types of stress tests and methods of testing.# Follows GXT lab guidelines and procedures for patient assessment, preparation, ECG recordings, test performance, test endpoints and recovery monitoring.# Notifies the supervising physician of any abnormal pre-test conditions, abnormalities or concerns.# Prior to beginning any GXT/stress echo/dobutamine, the supervising physician will check the baseline ECG and images on stress/dob echoes for approval to begin.# Show post tracings and images on stress/dob echoes to supervising physician prior to discharge with approval to discharge.# See separate guidelines for terminating a stress test and contraindications to testing.# No stress testing of any kind will be run in the absence of the supervising physician being in the department and available. Effectively reports abnormal findings on any test performed to the attending physician.
Performs resting 12 lead electrocardiograms in a uniform fashion with proper electrode placement. Will be able to administer Cardiolite stress testing with or without Physician, Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nuclear Medicine technologist or Nurse Practioner in attendance.# If the supervising physician is not in attendance, they must be in a designated area and immediately available in the Cardiac Diagnostic Suites. The Exercise Physiologist does not administer medication outside of oxygen and NTG with an immediate call to the supervising physician.# Performs ambulatory electrocardiograms and patient hook-ups according to department protocol.
Applies Event recorders according to policy and procedure. Prepares Ambulatory blood pressure monitors according to procedure. Scans holter monitors and prepares report for physician interpretation (not all staff will be required to scan holters related to low volume to assure the highest competency, therefore not diluting the staff and affecting quality) Prepares and completes all necessary forms before and after testing for all procedures.
Monitors and evaluates all tracings to include EKG#s, Holter monitors, Stress Exercise/Dobutamine, Cardiolite, Adenosine, Dobutamine Cardiolites, Lexiscan and Persantine studies to determine artifact and dysrhythmia and/or ST segment changes. May provide coverage and relief in Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation.# This would require understanding exercise prescription of the cardiac client and interpretation of a telemetry monitor, and provision of patient education as it pertains to exercise and healthy lifestyle. Initiates cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients until the code blue team arrives.
Must know the use/location of all cardiac drugs that might be used during any testing procedure in the case of an emergency. Hangs intravenous solution via intermittent lock and maintains it for stress exercise tests via department protocol.
Prepares Baxa pumps per protocol.
Prepares IV pumps and has knowledge on operation of pumps. Explains the procedure and teaches the patient what to do during the testing procedure. Cleans and restocks any supplies and equipment used during a testing procedure.
Utilizes the patient information system for patient data gathering and charges. Is required to do transcription of stress tests, and holters from the templates.# Limited staff based on shift and primary responsibilities may require other typing of reports such at Pulmonary Function studies to assure competency and quality. Is responsible for maintaining patient charts and files in proper sequence according to department protocol.
Takes orders and signed face sheets to the Secretaries for scanning into OTG. Performs miscellaneous clerical assignments, audits, projects and patient studies as directed by the Clinical Coordinator or the Department Manager. Checks crash cart in the treadmill lab daily and replaces as needed through Distribution and/or Pharmacy.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. All staff is involved in training of ECG staff outside of NIC. All staff will be involved in different aspects of training cardiac rehab students during their externship in Cardiac Diagnostic Suite.# (Stress testing primarily will be under the supervision of the Exercise Physiologist). Demonstrates expertise in all Cardiac Diagnostic Suite testing according to annual competencies and Healthstream completion.# Uses AIDET skill sets with every patient and provides the highest quality of care to every patient, providing them with privacy, respect and professionalism.
Effectively participates in department meetings, works as a team to provide the highest of care to the patients we serve.# Performs all functions and activities with the highest level of professionalism, and maintains confidentiality. Will be expected to supervise the exercise specialist (CCVT#s) in the Cardian Diagnostic Suite. Will be involved in annual discussion process as requested.# #
Interprets, recommends and formulates exercise prescriptions for patients. Assesses and designs an appropriate exercise regimen and administers the exercise component. Educates patients and families of exercise and nutritional components and provides feedback on patient progress.
1.Assesses patient exercise and nutritional needs for weight management, athletic sports participation, rehabilitation and chronically ill patients.
2.Designs and implements patient specific therapeutic nutritional and exercise programs.
3.Conducts group sessions designed for patient education regarding nutritional, dietary and exercise issues in collaboration with physicians and staff.
4.Performs follow-up on all patient therapeutic interventions.
5.Documents and provides feedback on patient progress. Prepares and maintains required reports and statistics.
6.Assesses program needs and prepares orders for supplies. Maintains inventory of program equipment and supplies to ensure availability.
7.Performs related duties, as required.
- ADA Essential Functions
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology, required. Knowledge of current theory and practice in physiology as normally acquired through completion of a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, required.
Certified Exercise Test Technologist, required.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, may be required by department.
Minimum of one (1) year related work experience in exercise physiology and nutrition, required.
Responsible for the provision of cardiac rehabilitative services to patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery, MI or other cardiac diseases using techniques and judgments pertinent to exercise physiology. Assesses patients, plans treatment, conducts exercise sessions and documents using professional standards.
Patients of all ages served. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology required. Masters degree preferred.
If BS degree, 2 years' experience in Cardiac Rehab required or internship at the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center. If Masters degree, same experience is preferred.
Knowledge of basic ECG interpretation necessary. Understanding of body mechanics, anatomy, physiology, pathology of heart disease, use of exercise/activity in treatment of heart disease, monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate; knowledgeable in use of exercise equipment.
Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider card required per established policy.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 12 months of hire.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist preferred.
CentraCare Health has made a commitment to diversity in its workforce and all individuals, including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
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Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Exercise Physiologist functions in a variety of roles within the inpatient and outpatient Cardiopulmonary Rehab programs. Focus is on individual and group, patient and family education and leading individual and group exercise programs.
Expected to be computer literate. Performs related duties as assigned. Responsibilities include functioning as a team leader.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation or related field.
One year experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation or related field.
Must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or complete a course within their probation period.
Must have a current ACLS card or complete an ACLS course within six months of hire date.
Responsible to carry a key for emergency medication drawer, able to properly ID emergency medications and obtain, provide to nurse in emergency.
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Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision.
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St. Luke's is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for more Exercise Physiologists to join our team.
The Exercise Physiologist prepares and conducts routine exercise tests and exercise programs. Trains and demonstrates proper exercise techniques and equipment use. Works with low, moderate and high risk patients within the inpatient (phase I), outpatient monitored (phase II) and outpatient maintenance (phase III) setting.
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology or related field
Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)/ACSM preferred
Current CPR certification
If you're looking for a place where you can grow in your personal life, in your career, and in your community, St. Luke's may be just the place for you.
A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke's Health System. We are the state's largest employer with more than 13,500 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
Our employees are dedicated to impacting the lives of those in our community while pursuing a life- changing career at St. Luke's. Our staff is the reason for our outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and superior healthcare organization. We're proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue in the same tradition of excellence.
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POSITION SUMMARY Provide education on appropriate physical conditioning modalities, perform risk factor assessment, and provide daily supervision of and clinical leadership for exercise physiology services. Make appropriate referrals of clients to other Trinity clinicians as needed.Exercise Physiology provides the following services: consultations, individual fitness assessments, individual exercise prescriptions, personal training sessions, and corporate wellness.
Participants include fitness related, physical conditioning, clinical exercise, cancer exercise rehabilitation, and other special populations. Risk factor reduction and education through instruction, supervised exercise and educational programs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Licenses and Certifications Required Appropriate certification, or active pursuit of certification attained within 3 months of hire, from the National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), or other closely related professional organization.
Basic Life Support (CPR) required within 30 days of hire. Educational Requirements Masters degree in Exercise Physiology or Exercise Science preferred. Experience Requirements 3-5 years of experience in fitness or sports performance enhancement.
Must have a thorough understanding of the physiological basis of activity and be able to prescribe and instruct exercise according to NSCA and ACSM guidelines. Special Skills or Training Requirements Must be competent in and capable of teaching Olympic lifts, plyometric exercises, and traditional strength training techniques and methods, and applying them in a periodization framework. Must also have knowledge of management principles, as well as an understanding of leadership techniques.
Develops and supervises the implementation of individualized and/or group exercise programs for participants in cardiac and pulmonary rehab.
Position-Specific Responsibilities / Performance Standards:
Develops and implements individualized exercise programs for participants referred to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab.
Provides patient testing for non-invasive cardiology.
Monitors record keeping, including patient data. Understands how to save data in EKG machine and how to retrieve and change stored data.
Observes all safety procedures in accordance with the department and UHS policies.
Participates in related activities to enhance personal and professional growth, strengthen capabilities of team members and assist with orientation.
Performs other clinical duties as required such as:
Assists physician with cardiopulmonary stress tests.
Provides education to participant/family.
Institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in participant's condition.
Participates in orientation and training of personnel. e. Supervises student assistants.
Assists with ECG interpretation.
1-2 years of fitness experience preferred
Subsidiary: McLaren Greater Lansing -
Analyzes patients' fitness in order to help them improve their health or maintain good health. Assists patients with heart disease and other chronic conditions, like diabetes or pulmonary (lung) disease, to regain their health. May also work with amateur and professional athletes to boost their performance or recover from injuries. Provides a full range of exercise physiology services, including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with professional practices and ethical standards.
Bachelor's degree in exercise science or physiology
Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)
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