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Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Company: MedStar Health
Location: Leonardtown
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist develops complex exercise prescriptions and assesses the effectiveness and responses to interventions and documents according to established standards. The Clinical Exercise Physiologist must quickly and effectively respond to medical emergencies in a clinic setting and is required to assist with scheduling, clinic clerical tasks, and quality improvement activities.Minimum QualificationsBachelors Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or related degree.ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist; AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional; or ASEP Exercise Physiologist Certified required within twelve (12) months of employment and maintained throughout employment.BLS and ACLS Certification to be completed in introductory period and maintained throughout employment.Preferred QualificationsMinimum 6 months experience in a healthcare environmentPulmonary/Cardiac rehabilitation experience preferred.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesContributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Seeks out continuing education opportunities that assist in developing programs in the center and shares knowledge/skills with other staff and students. Participates in hospital/department committees as assigned.Assesses the physical, psychosocial, spiritual & cultural dimensions of the pulmonary/cardiac rehab participant as well as educational needs and appropriately documents.Monitors participants and reports any inappropriate response to exercise. Demonstrates competence in tele-monitoring, EKG interpretation and blood pressure monitoring. Documents initial and daily assessments within established timeframes; contributes to the ITP; records and reports on identified outcome measures. Reviews participant's ongoing progress with the team.Employs principles of therapeutic communication, interviewing techniques, problem-solving and crisis intervention when performing patient care.Provides participant and caregiver education related to home exercises, nutrition and use of equipment.Assists with emergency care. Checks emergency supplies and equipment for proper function and supplies on a regular basis.Facilitates patient/family, physician and staff safety and satisfaction, collaborating with the Clinical Lead and the Department Director.Communicates effectively with other health care providers. Handles stressful situations with tact and poise.Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: MedStar Health, Alexandria , Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Healthcare , Leonardtown, Virginia

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