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Exercise Physiologist

Rapid City, SD Full time 21_1335

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Job Category

Rehabilitation

Department

RCH Cardiac Rehab

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

Job Summary

The Exercise Physiologist is responsible for the education, monitoring, exercise prescription, improved functional capacity, and risk factor management of cardiac and pulmonary patients. They promote wellness through community screenings and programs. They work cooperatively with other exercise specialists, registered nurses, dieticians and other Healthcare providers. Cross trained to work in other areas, such as diabetic education, EKG, and stress testing.

Job Description

Essential Functions:
●Acts as a Care Coordinator for Phase 2 and 3 participants. Evaluates each participant’s clinical progress on daily basis. Establishes individual participant goals and optimizes cardiac risk factor management.
●Participates in wellness screenings. Performs biometric screening. Provides education, assists in goal setting, and assessment of risk factors/lifestyle changes.
●Demonstrates proficient assessment skills. Demonstrates recognition of arrhythmias, adverse symptoms, and medication side effects. Communicates and documents untoward events to appropriate staff and/or physicians.
●Establishes rapport with patient and family. Instructs and answers questions. Explains reasons for therapy to patient and family.
●Identifies and promotes cardiopulmonary referrals.
●Initiates interdisciplinary collaboration to promote optimal patient care and outcomes.
●Provides an individual exercise program for Phase 2 and 3 participants.
●Demonstrates the ability to appropriately assess patients, apply clinical interventions, evaluate outcomes, and implement change to plan of care.
●Initiates Interdisciplinary collaboration to promote optimal patient care and outcomes.
●All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:
Education - Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or Exercise and Sports Science

Preferred:
Experience - 1+ years of Cardiology Experience; 1+ years of Healthcare Experience; 1+ years of Rehabilitation Experience
Education - Masters degree in Health Related Field
Certifications - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA); Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) - American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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