Exercise Physiologist

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 59253

Job Description:

Under general supervision, develops, implements and coordinates clinical exercise programs. Assists in the development and oversight of exercise programs in cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic patients. Provides assessment, treatment, and education to cardiac patients and their families during rehabilitation. Writes exercise prescriptions to progress patients through rehabilitation.

 

Duties and Responisbilities

  1. Evaluates patients’ functional abilities and limitations to determine appropriate intervention.
  2. Implements individualized exercise plans that consider patient’s physical and age-specific needs and abilities. Ensures that treatment plans are supported by standard practices and/or current literature.
  3. Re-evaluates treatment plan, as needed, to ensure patient safety and maximal patient benefit.
  4. Educates patients, family members, and other care providers to promote patient participation and attainment of exercise program goals.
  5. Demonstrates normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary responses to exercise and is able to identify other physiological adverse reactions to exercise training.
  6. Possesses competency in the use of equipment for treatment and deriving exercise and lifestyle improvement strategies.
  7. Demonstrates competency in exercise protocol selection and risk stratification classification in patient assessment and rehabilitation.
  8. Possesses the ability to perform technical skills, which may include any of the following: venipuncture, blood pressure monitoring at rest and exercise, skinfold assessments, circumference measures, advanced EKG interpretation and monitoring, pulse oximetry and metabolic measures.
  9. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of exercise prescription, exercise counseling and exercise education and setting of exercise goals that will best serve the needs of the patient.
  10. Performs tests with portable equipment in patient room when necessary.
  11. Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  12. Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
  13. Attends meetings as required.
  14. Performs other related duties as identified.
  15. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  16. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards, cleans equipment.
  17. Provides data evaluation of outcomes in clinical exercise programs to identify the most efficacious, safe and cost effective service delivery methods provided to patients that will deliver the best outcomes for the lowest price.
  18. Uses exercise education, exercise prescription and exercise counseling techniques to facilitate increased habitual physical activity and adoption of other health behaviors that decrease the risk of development or recurrence risk of chronic disease or health-related injury.
  19. Applies basic first aid, cardiac life support and certain aspects of advanced cardiac life support, as needed.
  20. Creates and/or modifies policies regarding the delivery of patient care and services related to exercise testing, prescription and supervision.
  21. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years direct patient care experience in a clinical setting
    • Req Cert/RegistrationRegistered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) from ASCM; BLS certification
    • Pref Cert/RegistrationACLS certification
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or Kinesiology
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)