Exercise Physiologist - Cardiac Rehabilitation Service - Part Time (48 Hours Biweekly) - Day Shift

Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 55862

Position Summary:

Exercise Physiologist

 

Part Time (48 Hours Biweekly) - Day Shift

 

 

 

General Summary:

 

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 Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients functional abilities and limitations to determine appropriate intervention.
  • Implements individualized exercise plans that consider patients physical and age-specific needs and abilities. Ensures that treatment plans are supported by standard practices and/or current literature.
  • Re-evaluates treatment plan, as needed, to ensure patient safety and maximal patient benefit.
  • Educates patients, family members, and other care providers to promote patient participation and attainment of exercise program goals.
  • Demonstrates normal and abnormal cardiopulmonary responses to exercise and is able to identify other physiological adverse reactions to exercise training.
  • Possesses competency in the use of equipment for treatment and deriving exercise and lifestyle improvement strategies.
  • Demonstrates competency in exercise protocol selection and risk stratification classification in patient assessment and rehabilitation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Required Skills

Minimum Education:

 

  • Master's Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or Kinesiolog

 

Required Certification/Registration:

 

  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • ACLS Certification (Preferred)

 

Minimum Experience:

 

  • 1-2 Years of direct patient care experience in a clinical setting.

 


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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