Exercise Physiologist - York Hospital - (part-time) - Days

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 56055

Position Summary:

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:


1 Evaluates patients functional abilities and limitations to determine appropriate intervention.
2 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.
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.


Required Experience

Minimum Education:

 

Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or Kinesiology

 

 

Minimum Experience:

 

1 - 2 years 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

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)

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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