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Assoc Clinical Exercise Phys

  • Job ID: 789668922
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Flex
  • Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Cardiac Rehab_SMC
  • Location: 1414 9th Avenue, Altoona PA 16602
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.28 to $32.50 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Works in either or both inpatient or outpatient settings. Implements treatment plans established by a CPRS Level 2 or Sr. CPRS, including progressive ambulation, exercise equipment orientation and training, education on disease states, smoking cessation, recovery, and risk factor modifications. Evaluates patient progress while implementing a plan to improve functional capacity. Documents exercise session details, response, and progression and educate according to an established plan. Some sites provide orientation, oversight, and completion of the necessary paperwork for participants in the Employee Wellness Program. Maintains open communication with coworkers, physicians, and other department staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the Co-Worker Feedback program if asked
  • Completes annual competencies as required by the department
  • Provides adequate orientation, and oversight, and assures completion of necessary paperwork for participants in the Employee Wellness Program
  • Prepares for and responds to emergencies in a manner consistent with department guidelines
  • Promotes effective communication and demonstrates cooperation and teamwork within the department, the hospital, and with other health care professionals.
  • Upon request by Manager, assists with staff development, special projects, and community programs
  • Conducts, organizes, and participates in meetings, in-services, and continuing education
  • Implementation of the individualized patient treatment plan established by a CPRS or Sr. CPRS and monitoring of patient progress.
  • Develops inpatient discharge plans.
  • Utilizes clinical support staff in a manner that both verbally and non-verbally promotes respect, confidence, and a team atmosphere.
  • Modification and documentation of treatment with accuracy and concerning patient's age and medical history.

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited Exercise Physiology or related program with a minimum Bachelor's level preparation. Active membership in professional organization(s) and recent experience in Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
BLS or a willingness to acquire is required. ACSM Certification or related certification preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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