Cone Health

Exercise Physiologist I

ID
2021-7110
Location
Moses Cone Hospital
Work Location
US-NC-Greensboro
Division : Name
Moses Cone Hospital
Department : Name
MHC - Cardiac Rehabilitation
Category
REHAB
Position Sub-Category
REHAB - OTHER
Position Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
1.00
Work Hours
40
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Mon & Wed 6:30A-12:30P, Tues-Thurs 6:30A-5P; Fri 6:30A-3P, Ph1 Sat 7A-3:30P approx every 4th/5th Sat
On call Required
No
Sub Category
Rehab - Other

Overview

The Exercise Physiologist works as part of an integrated clinical team and is accountable to design an exercise prescription based on each Rehab participant?s clinical status and/or exercise testing results. The exercise physiologist will monitor physiological data and make appropriate adjustments for the safety and therapeutic benefit of the patient/participant. They will also assist in the education of participants, and interact and communicate effectively with other disciplines involved in care of adult and geriatric Rehab participants.

Talent Pool: Allied Health

Responsibilities


Manages (and leads) the exercise area effectively. Accurately monitors heart rate, blood pressure, SpO2, EKGs and blood glucose as needed. Accurately monitors patient progress and provides methods for improving aerobic capacity, and muscular strength and endurance, and adjusts each participant/ patient's program to meet individual needs as appropriate. Able to recognize biomechanical deficiencies and assess fall risk to help the participant overcome or find alternative exercises. Directs warm-up and cool-down routines in safe, effective manner in accordance with ACSM guidelines.

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Participates in intra-departmental initiatives, special projects and committees as appropriate for the growth of the division. This may include but is not limited to public speaking engagements, written communication, and radio and/or TV interviews (both live and taped).

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Outpatient - Performs functional capacity tests, balance and musculo-skeletal evaluations with attention to accuracy and safety. Uses test results to create customized exercise prescription and results report. Inpatient - Implement Inpatient services and evaluate for Outpatient services. Perform patient ambulation documenting response to activity in medical record.

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Documents necessary information in patient's medical record in an accurate and timely manner. Assists with data management and quality indicators for the Rehab program as appropriate with attention to detail and timeliness.

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Provides individual and group education sessions for patients/participants. Counsels patient/participant on exercise, risk factors and other applicable teachings on health and medical conditions. Refer to appropriate providers as necessary.

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Develops an individualized exercise plan/program for the patient/participant for home and discharge.

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Facilitates the preventive maintenance of equipment. Takes the initiative to promote safety and program flow by maintaining a written and documented preventative maintenance program. Takes leadership role in ensuring all equipment is calibrated and maintained in safe and proper working order in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. Coordinates with Bio-Med and/or facilities service personnel for proper maintenance follow up. Collaborates with Leadership regarding program exercise equipment needs/repairs.

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Generates referrals, memberships and new patient/participant enrollments which includes telephone calls or communicating with providers regarding program participation.

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Supervises student interns ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, and techniques, answering questions, conducting orientation, explaining correct procedures, demonstrating techniques, and intervening where warranted to correct deficiencies. Includes providing informal and formal feedback in a constructive, thorough, and timely manner. Helps coordinate daily tasks and schedule to assist the intern in meeting his/her goals.

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Qualifications


EDUCATION:
Required: Bachelor?s Degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology or physical education.

Preferred: Master?s Degree preferred in exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology or physical education.

EXPERIENCE:
Required: 3 years minimum experience in clinical setting or related field with Bachelor's Degree candidate.

Preferred: 1 or more years of experience working with cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider

Required: Must be able to sit for and obtain ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) or ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP) within 1 year of hire or transfer.

PREFERRED

ACLS within one year of hire or transfer preferred.

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