Exercise Physiologist Job Description Sample
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At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Under the supervision of the Manager and/or supervisor of Cardiopulmonary Rehab, plans, organizes, and implements the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, and the Fitness First program.
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:
Education: Must be a graduate of a professional Exercise Physiology curriculum accredited by the National accreditation body of that organization. Must hold at least a Baccalaureate degree.
Experience: Must have 1-2 years related experience.
Certifications: CPR certification required. Must have ACLS certification within 1 year of employment.
Preferred Education: Masters preferred.
Preferred Certifications: Recommend certification by ACSM. Recommend membership in professional
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We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
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.
We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
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Responsible for conducting exercise stress tests, based on physician orders, clinical assessment, and standard protocols. Responsible for conducting Cardiac Rehabilitation classes and providing education to Cardiac Rehabilitation Responsible for recognizing emergency situations and initiating emergency procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner.
Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.
Demonstrates knowledge of indications for various types of stress tests and methods of testing. Follows SJMHS Cardiovascular Lab protocols for patient assessment, preparation, ECG recordings / monitoring, test performance, test end points, and recovery monitoring.
Notifies appropriate medical staff of abnormal pre-test conditions and test results. Documents pertinent information and applies preliminary test results for physician interpretation. Assists with training and orientation of new employees and interns, explaining and demonstrating responsibilities.
Demonstrates flexibility related to work schedule, locations, types of patients and work environment. Successfully completes departmental competency test on use of crash cart. Performs crash cart check-offs on a regular basis.
Will require travel to various regional offices as well as weekend call. Weekend call will also involve cardiac rehab rounding. Completes documentation in various programs such as Powerchart, Nextgen, and Heartlab.
May assist on a rotational basis to the help perform ECG's, putting on and processing Holter / Event Monitors, scanning Holter Monitors, and assisting with MUSE editing and / or associated MUSE work. Assists in other departments as needed.
INTENSIVE CARDIAC REHABILITATION AND CARDIAC REHABILITATION:
Passion for helping patients improve their health. Establish relationships, providing reassurance and instilling confidence to all patients throughout the program.
Monitor and motivate patients as they perform their rehabilitative exercises. Develop a customized Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for each patient. Track and bill patient sessions as they progress through the program.
Motivate patients to attend all sessions for success and sustainability. Conducts new patient orientations, including: review of cardiac event, risk factors, signs and symptoms, equipment, gym, and monitor instructions. Must be highly motivated and display strong teaching and cardiac assessment skills.
Strong organizational skills needed to coach a high volume of patients through various different cardiac rehab programs. Effective verbal and non verbal communication skills needed to coach patients through a series of lifestyle changes. Develops a cardiovascular risk reduction plan individualized for each patient Conducts Phase II class according to policy and procedure.
Completes reports and send to referring physicians. Reports significant medical abnormalities, such as abnormal blood glucose, abnormal pressure, EKG changes, and signs and symptoms to physician. Performs daily checks of the crash cart and glucometer.
Provides mentoring and education to interns during cardiac rehabilitation classes. Performs daily rounding at St Joseph's Mercy Hospital on post-cardiac procedure patients, to educate patients about cardiac rehab. Develops and reviews home exercise programs for Phase II rehab patients.
Deliver organized weekly educational lectures to the cardiac rehabilitation classes. Follows performance measures and guidelines of AACVPR accreditation. Assists in other departments as needed.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintains active BLS and ACLS certifications Successfully completes departmental test on defibrillator, as per ACLS protocol Responds appropriately in emergency situations, initiating CPR and other emergency procedures quickly. Successfully completes annual departmental competencies. Part of code team for out-patients offices Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Education: Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field, or must have successfully completed a cardiovascular program with a non-invasive specialty.
Experience: Experience in stress testing and cardiac rehab preferred. Provides proof of CEP certification through ACSM prior to end of first year of employment
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges. Verbal and numerical abilities, and manual dexterity.
Talking and listening skills. Reaching for and handling various pieces of equipment and using computer keyboard Works in the hospital (inpatient) and outpatient (clinic) environment
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Memorial Satilla Health is a 231-bed, full service, acute care medical facility that has been providing high quality medical care to the greater Waycross community and southeast Georgia region for more than 60 years. Our success is the result of a team effort that is focused on caring for you and your family.
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We are searching for a new Exercise Physiologist, responsible for directing quality of care by prescribing appropriate levels of exercise through guidelines set by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association to help restore the patient's mobility and functional capacity.
1.Performs direct care duties such as; monitoring telemetry, vital signs and/or SA02.
2.Effectively conducts interviews, performs physical assessment to determine exercise capacity and calculates prescription according to patient's physical condition/needs.
3.Conducts clinical exercise tests.
4.Instructs and demonstrates proper exercise technique, use of exercise equipment, and leads group exercise.
5.Continuously assesses patient's progress and communicates results with physician.
6.Identifies and reacts appropriately to life threatening conditions, example: ACLS, CPR.
7.Continuous updating on Cardiopulmonary conditions and treatment for patients as well as emergency techniques. (CPR, ACLS)
- Bachelor's Degree 1 year experience
- Desired (not required) criteria include: Experience in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
- ACSM Exercise Specialist
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JobTitle: Exercise Physiologist
Maintains an understanding of the individualphysical limitations of each patient.
Reviews patient's medical history and past andcurrent activity levels.
Designs and prescribes an appropriate exerciseprogram and classes.
Develops group exercise special events andmotivates patients to attend.
Designs and presents clinical education formedical team members.
Participates in department meetings as part ofthe health team.
Designs patient surveys.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from and approved program inphysical education, sports medicine, exercise physiology, exercise science, orphysical therapy.
Boardcertification by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) ispreferred.
Experience in aerobic teaching, and in workingwith obesity and associated diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and apnea
Board certification preferred.
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Over 38,000 employeesstrong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to providecompassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicinethrough unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diversecommunities we serve.
Formed in September2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn Schoolof Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount SinaiHospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt),Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai HealthSystem is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect forindividual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feelvalued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexualorientation.
We are searching for Exercise Physiologist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll assume responsibility for the Exercise and Laboratories and perform duties in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the patient population served, primarily pediatric patients ranging in age from neonate to adult with varying degrees of acuity.
Think you've got what it takes?
- Perform preliminary and post cardiopulmonary exercise test and test functio
Verify proper function of equipment that supply inventory and is adequate
Improve function of exercise laboratory through collaboration, research, and continuing education
Must have knowledge of cardiopulmonary exercise testing and emergency procedures, exercise electrocardiography, exercise physiology, basic anatomy, and biomechanics of exercise
Ability to perform the mechanic of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in a timely manner
Mastery operation of the following equipment: Marquette MAX-I Exercise System, Marquette 1100 Mass Spectrometer Gas Analyzer, Sensor medics Vmax229 metabolic cart, manual blood pressure baumanometer, Mac VU
ECG Machine, MAC 12 ECG Machine, 24 Hour Cardio scan, MUSE System
- Master's Degree Exercise Science (or comparable) with specialization in Exercise Physiology
- 1 year current experience in clinical exercise testing and exercise ECG interpretation
- 1 year previous experience in a clinical or hospital setting
- 1 year previous experience in Laboratory and personnel management
- PALS - Cert-PALS
- ACLS - Cert-Adv Cardiac LS ACLS
- ACSM-CER - Cert-ACSM Cer Personal Trainer
Since 1954, Texas Children's has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city's Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children's comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children's care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation's first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
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. 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.
Licensure/Certification * Required:
American Heart Association BLS* Preferred: ACSM Certification of Exercise Physiology & Health Fitness Specialist * Experience * Required:Min. 2 yrs geriatric exercise experience * Preferred:Program Development. Experience in nutritional counseling. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. * Essential Responsibilities * Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations. * Performs independent Fitness Evaluations in EWI under Medical Director supervision. Reports any unusual findings to Medical Director. * Performs fitness evaluations and creates exercise prescriptions in conjunction with Sports Medicine evaluations.. * Performs fitness evaluations and provides nutritional counseling for individual clients participating in EWI Lifestyle Program for Weight Management (LPWM). Advises medical team of findings, * Develops curriculum and participation in EWI Phase 2 Lifestyle Program for Weight Management, in collaboration with, and under supervision of the EWI Medical Director. * Develops curriculum and participation in EWI Lifestyle Program for Memory Preservation (LPMP), in collaboration with, and under supervision of Medical Director. * Participates in EWI Integrative Medicine consults by conducting nutritional education under supervision of Integrative Management physician and EWI Medical Director. * Leads fitness component of Lifestyle Program for Weight Management. * Tracks participation and adjusts fitness classes based on evaluation of group demographics including age, fitness levels and medical conditions. Immediately reports any unusual situations during exercise classes to CAO and Manager of Healthy Living Resource Center. Utilizes emergency plans per protocol. * Observes participants during exercise for signs of stress and demonstrates correct use of equipment and exercise routines. * Conduct lectures within areas of education and expertise * Supports HLRC and EWI team by participating in department marketing events, programs and community education. * Maintains the Argyros 2nd floor fitness area and supplies used in classes. * Performs other duties as assigned.
Conducts all Cardiology exercise testing. Coordinates technicians and patients in consultation with Cardiologists.
Provides care to adults utilizing appropriate assessment and interview techniques.
Identifies psychosocial, physical and education needs common to adults.
Provides for patient's privacy, provides reassurance and support when there is anxiety.
Modifies testing technique to reflect response unique to adults.
Provides teaching when appropriate specific to educational needs of the adult.
Inspects, cleans, calibrates, and maintains equipment in accordance with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)/American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
Verifies physician order and performs the appropriate testing using ACSM/ACC/AHA guideline for scheduled patient as well as add-on emergency patients.
Acts as a resource for the Cardiologist for patient education and trouble shooting of therapeutic issues related to exercise and cardiac risk factor modification.
Utilizes computer resources such as the MUSE, Case Stress system and EpicCare EMR system for obtaining EKG reading and reports respectively.
Assists Cardiology staff with research projects and quality improvement as assigned.
Conducts Pre-test entry interviews/consultations with patients.
Identifies test end point based on established criteria a guidelines.
Performs additional physiologic assessment as required (i.e. metabolic testing, oximetry, etc.).
Communicates negative stress results to patients in a timely and effective manner.
Maintains complete and up-to-date documentation and files at all times, including products and service quotes.
Other duties as assigned.
Training in graded exercise testing, EKG analysis and interpretation and Cardiovascular exercise physiology Cardiac rehabilitation principles.
Master's Degree from accredited school of Exercise Physiology preferred.
Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is preferred.
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Membership in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is desirable.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) ) is mandatory.
Must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
Complexity of Work:
All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position: World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
Essential Job Requirements:
Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.
Must have prior experience in dealing with cardiopulmonary patients and their families.
Previous experience in participating in scientific research highly desirable.
Exercise prescription and leadership, nutrition and social science.
Ability to respond to an emergency situation must be able to recognize and function in a crisis situation.
Able to perform algebraic mathematical calculation in order to calculate Metabolic Equivalents and perform Heart Rate calculations.
Essential Duties: Interacts with patients and their families, as well as professional staff.
Develops and maintain cooperate working relationship between the department and members of the medical staff, nursing services and other ancillary department.
Communicates with referring physician as needed regarding exercise test result and patient's clinical status.
Good motor coordination and manual and finer dexterity, as well as excellent hand/eye coordination to operate stress-testing equipment.
This position requires frequent walking, sitting, and standing; talking and listening when given instructions and explanations and also frequent use of the phone, fax machines and computer.
Work is medium/frequent, lifting and carrying equipment, supplies and materials up to 50 pounds without help of mechanical devices or other personnel.
Requires stooping, pushing and pulling when moving patient into position for treatment; also you will be reaching, handling, feeling and manipulation of equipment into position.
Communication skills to convey instruction and information to patient and staff member.
Visual acuity to perceive retains to treatment and follows or read instruction.
The position spends 98% of his/her time in air-conditioned areas.
The potential for exposure to blood and blood-borne pathogens materials is present while completing his/her duties.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- This position requires exposure to infectious wastes such as blood and body fluids in his/her clinical duties and therefore, requires the use of PPE and Universal Precautions.
The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.
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Assists cardiac rehabilitation team to educate and provide exercise leadership for in-patients and out-patients with the goal to restore optimal functional activity. Gathers exercise data and implements specialized strength and conditioning programs for patients under the direction of an Exercise Physiologist, Nurse or Physician.
Provides patient education regarding proper exercise techniques, stress reduction, developing coping skills, etc. Promote health and fitness through a variety of programs in the Wellness Center.
What You Bring/Job Requirements
In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
Previous Cardiopulmonary Rehab or other clinical experience, preferred
Training to include Phase I, Phase II and Phase III exercise leadership in hospital setting
Knowledge of exercise, nutrition and social coping skills for behavioral modification applicable to Cardiac Rehab
Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related from an accredited university or college
12 Lead ECG competency, preferred or within 90 days of hire
Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association
ACLS from American Heart Association preferred
ACSM CES certification, preferred
Physical Requirements - Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
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Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St.
Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St.
Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care.
Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St.
Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St.
Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit.
It also serves as southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted.
DepartmentPSF CARDIAC REHAB
ACLS certification required.
BCLS certification required.
Within the framework of the philosophy and objectives of the Cardiology Department the exercise physiologist will, utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach, be responsible for monitoring and evaluating cardiac rehabilitation patients' response to exercise and education. The exercise physiologist will develop an individualized exercise prescription for each patient and will modify that prescription when necessary. The exercise physiologist will assist with exercise stress testing as well as nuclear stress testing.
Accountable to the cardiology manager and director. Work collaboratively with physicians and medical directors. Staff are cross trained in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiac Stress Lab and may rotate as necessary to meet patient care needs.
1.Bachelor's degree in exercise science or registered physical therapist
2.Proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office
3.Basic ECG interpretation skills
4.BLS Certification from American Heart Association required
6.Prior ECG and exercise testing experience
7.Master's degree in exercise physiology preferred
8.AACVPR certification preferred
9.Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification preferred
10. Cardiac Rehabilitation experience preferred
A. Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
B. Supports others in the department and provides help and assistance when possible.
C. Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities.
D. Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information.
E. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
F. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.
2.SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)
A. Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.
B. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
C. Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times.
D. Abides by and upholds the hospital's service excellence standards.
E. Respects the diversity of the patient/customer/employee population.
F. Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.
RESPONSIBILITIES IN CARDIAC REHABILITATION
A. Implement and supervise therapeutic exercise sessions.
B. Record exercise responses and report adverse reactions or clinical problems to the registered nurse.
C. Monitor ECG telemetry.
D. Provide initial and ongoing assessment of patients' musculoskeletal and psychomotor skills and abilities.
E. Modify exercise prescription according to patient's response to exercise.
F. Participate in patient education and counseling.
G. Participate in patient care and team meetings.
H. Document patient sessions and prepare discharge reports for distribution.
I. Serve as consultant to the staff in area of expertise.
J. Assist with the supervision and education of student interns.
K. Maintain equipment in optimal working condition, reporting problems to appropriate individuals.
L. Respond efficiently and appropriately to all emergent and non-emergent situations within the department.
M. Perform other duties as assigned including inventory control and quality checks on equipment.
N. Exhibit caring and compassion in all interactions with patients and families.
RESPONSIBILITIES IN CARDIAC STRESS LAB
A. Demonstrate safe and effective use of ECG equipment
B. Download and reconcile hospital EKGs
C. Prepare ECGs for physician interpretation, ensuring accuracy
D. Prepare and instruct patients prior to exercise testing
E. Monitor and record patient information during exercise testing under direction of the physician.
F. Maintain equipment in optimal working condition, reporting problems to appropriate individuals.
G. Respond efficiently and appropriately to all emergent and non-emergent situations within the department.
H. Perform other duties as assigned including inventory control and quality checks on equipment
I. Exhibit caring and compassion in all interactions with patients and families.
A. Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development.
B. Maintain knowledge to provide current information to patients.
C. Serve as a resource to other staff.
D. Current BLS and ACLS training.
E. Attend yearly program on fire safety, infection control, and abuse awareness.
F. Maintain patient confidentiality.
G. Participate in unit based CQI/QIP activities.
H. Foster the mission statement and values of the institution.
A. Exhibit courtesy, compassion, and respect to patients, families, visitors, and co-workers.
B. Facilitate communication and cooperation between all members of the health care team to achieve positive patient outcomes.
C. Maintain effective working relationships with staff members within the department and the institution to promote harmony and productivity.
D. Regularly offer and request constructive feedback and coaching.
E. Keep others informed.
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