Exercise Physiologist

Requisition ID
2020-107846
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Variable
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St Francis
Location
WA-FEDERAL WAY

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!




Job Summary:

Performs the analysis, and develops personalized exercise programs for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, cardiac (heart) disease or pulmonary (lung) disease as prescribed by the Physician. Ensures programs and exercises are medically sound and benefit the patient by improving and/or maintaining health and fitness for rehabilitation of heart disease and other chronic diseases and disabilities.

Incumbents are also accountable for contributing to the development of exercise program policies and procedures and maintaining their skills, abilities and knowledge of the assigned function through continuing education, self-initiated study, and attendance in professional meetings and seminars.




Essential Duties:

Assists nursing staff with clinical assessment by evaluating the patient’s overall health, with special attention to cardiovascular function and metabolism.

Designs customized exercise programs to meet the patient’s need to maintain their health, reduce their risk of disease or speed recovery from cardiothoracic types of illness or surgery.

Performs Phase II Cardiac Rehab exercise therapy in accordance with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Hospital Association guidelines for exercise therapy.

Documents patient progress and outcomes in accordance with department standards and procedures.

Provides education sessions as needed for patients, families, and external groups.




Qualifications


Education/Experience:

A Bachelor's degree in exercise physiology.

Two years of recent related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in a cardiac rehabilitation program.

License/Certification:

Current certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) or Certified Exercise Specialist (CES) required within one year of hire into the position.

Credentialed as a Medical Assistant-Registered Department of Health Washington State preferred.

Current healthcare provider BLS certification.

ACLS certification is preferred.

ACSM Certification preferred.


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