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Jordan Hospital Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Contributes expertise as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to offer comprehensive treatment strategies to provide positive outcomes for individual participants and for the cardiac health, rehabilitation and prevention program.

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with rehab team members about individual patient findings or concerns and about program improvement issues.

  • Demonstrates a willingness to strive toward proficiency in the core competencies.

  • Demonstrates the interpersonal and observational skills needed to effectively identify appropriate psychosocial adaptation to illness and/or the presence of psychopathology (e.g., depression, anger, excessive anxiety, coronary prone behavior, etc.).

  • Assesses patients’ risk factors that are modifiable and demonstrates ability to offer support and strategies to aid patient in successful therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC).

  • Understands and utilizes contemporary theories of health behavior change in helping participants identify learning and lifestyle modification goals.

  • Participates in the program’s educational efforts, classes and/or individual sessions.

  • Participates in the initial assessment and orientation of new participants. Assists in the development of the plan of care with other staff members.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of exercise science to a population with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary disease and other potential co-morbidities.

  • Develops and adjusts individual exercise prescription in accordance with graded exercise testing, daily patient response in rehab, and physician recommendations on a regular basis.

  • Supervises exercise session, monitoring participants for inappropriate responses to exercise.

  • Responsible for blood pressure measurement and observation of telemetry response.

  • Responsible for pulse oximetry measurement and observation of SPO2 response.

  • Assesses participants pre, during and post exercise making appropriate referrals and/or recommendations to the participant, other staff, and Medical Director.

  • Charts and documents initial and daily assessment data in participant records.

  • Immediately reports any new, changing and/or significant participant conditions (dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, change in participants’ status, etc.) to the physician supervising the program.

  • Initiates ACLS measures and/or emergency care according to policy

  • Participates in the collection, analysis and reporting of identified individual patient outcomes and program outcomes.

  • Keeps current in the field of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation through journals, in-services and conferences.

  • Participates in emergency drills and mock codes on a routine basis.

  • Attends all scheduled staff meetings.

  • Occasionally performs administrative tasks such as scheduling and billing.

    Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Exercise Science/Physiology, Masters degree strongly desired

  • Twenty-four (24) months recent and relevant experience preferred.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform necessary skills and competencies.

  • Desire to work within a comprehensive health care team.

  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle as a model for participants and staff.

    Registration/Certification:

  • Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) or Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification strongly desired

  • Certified Cardiac Rehab Professional (CCRP). If certification is not held, must be obtained within 12 months proceeding hire

  • Current BLS from American Heart Association Required.

  • ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. If certification is not held, must be obtained within 6 months proceeding hire.

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