Exercise Physiologist

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POSITION TITLE: Exercise Physiologist –Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab/Stress
Testing
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Specialty Services
DATE: July 20, 2014
JOB SUMMARY: A staff Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab/Stress Testing Exercise
Physiologist is a staff member who directs the cardiac/pulmonary rehab patients
exercise regimen assigned to his/her within the scope of his/her degree. They also assist
in the Stress Test Lab under the direction of the Stress Testing RN. The staff exercise
physiologist is responsible to the Nursing Director on the unit to which he/she is
assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area.
Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes could sometimes
cause discomfort.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
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Graduate of accredited school with degree in Exercise Physiology
Appropriate intern experience preferred
This individual should be knowledgeable regarding growth and development and
assessing the physical and psychological needs of patients in the following stages of
life: early adulthood, middle age, and geriatric.
ACLS and BLS certified or obtains within 6 months of hire
Accurate recording of patients exercise and effort as well as appropriate monitoring
of vital signs
RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Director of Specialty Services.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequency Scale: 1 = Rarely/Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Frequently and 4 = Consistently
Activity
1
2
Climbing
Hand-Eye
Coordination
Kneeling
3
4
Activity
1
2
3 4
Talking
x
x
1
2 3 4
Lifting
- Normal
Conversations
x
- Loud
Commands or
Public
Speaking
x
Activity
x
- Over 50#
x
- Over 25#
x
- Under 25#
Pulling
x
Hearing
Pushing
x
- Normal
Conversations
x
Memory
x
- Short term
x
- Long Term
x
Analytical
Thinking
Attention to
Detail
Concentration
x
Decision
Making
x
Reaching
x
- Other
Sounds or
Auditory
Alarms
Standing
x
Vision
Sitting
Stooping
Walking
x
x
x
Range of
Motion
- Acuity, Near
x
- Acuity, Far
x
- Color Vision
x
Use of
Hands
- Arms
x
- General
Manual
Dexterity
- Shoulders
x
- Keyboard
Skills or
Typing
x
x
x
x
x
Reading
x
Writing
x
AGE CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate
care to the following patient population:
____Neonatal (1-30 days)
_ _Infants (30 days-1 year) _X__Geriatric
__X_Adolescent (13-18 years)
__X_Adult (19-70 years)
(70+
yrs)
____No patient contact
____Children (1-12 years)
CORE DEPARTMENTAL COMPETENCIES-
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Demonstrates appropriate assessment and knowledge of
Exercise Physiology for Cardiac/Pulmonary Care
Demonstrates ability to monitor the cardiac/pulmonary rehab patient and stress
test patients
Effectively communicates to the nurse the extent the patients’ ability to perform
needed exercise, abnormal cardiac rhythms, abnormal pulmonary functions
during exercise, and other communications related to the patients care.
Implements patient care according to planned exercise program to attain
the patient’s optimal level of function and documents according to policy.
Demonstrates positive customer service relations
Routinely participates in QI projects and encourages department to continuously
improve
Assists co-workers as needed/requested
Supports the Medical Center’s Mission/Vision/Philosophy positively
This is not necessarily an inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks,
requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves
the right to modify essential functions of the job or to require that other or
different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies,
changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).
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Director
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Date
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Employee
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