Exercise Physiologist

Requisition ID
2021-160936
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
7am-5pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan St. Michael Medical Center
Location
WA-SILVERDALE

Overview

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.

 

St. Michael Medical Center is looking for compassionate professionals to join our team in our NEW HOSPITAL in Silverdale! This 500,000 Square-foot hospital will be the most energy efficient hospital in Washington and will provide an extraordinary healing environment for our patients with beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Dyes Inlet. In addition, the entire campus has been developed with the well-being of our team in mind with dedicated respite areas and generous break areas (see the views!) along with the Clear Creek trail running through the hospital grounds, encouraging walks and connection with the community. Be a part of this groundbreaking addition to CHI Franciscan!

 

Visit our website at www.stmichaelopening.org  for 360 degree photos and virtual tour of the new hospital

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Responsibilities

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 science or human movement. 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 (1) year of hire into the position.
  • Credentialed as a Medical Assistant-Registered Department of Health Washington State preferred.
  • Current American Heart Association healthcare provider BLS certification.
  • ACLS certification is preferred.
  • ACSM Certification preferred.

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