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Clinical Exercise Physiologist

  • Job ID: 639876259
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Chautauqua at WCA
  • Department: Cardiology
  • Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.22 to $35.18 / hour

Description

UPMC Chautauqua is now hiring a Clinical Exercise Physiologist to join their team! This position will work daylight hours and have a flexible schedule! 

Purpose:
Works in either or both inpatient and outpatient settings. Reviews patient charts and medical history, performs initial assessments, develops individualized treatment plans, administers exercise modalities, evaluates progress, and documents outcomes on patients in order to increase/improve overall functional capacity or, for most inpatients, to offset the detrimental effects of inactivity. Educate on disease states, recovery, smoking cessation and risk factor modifications. Maintains open communications with coworkers, physicians and other dept staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares for and responds to emergencies in a manner consistent with department guidelines
  • Plays an active role in developing, implementing and gathering outcome data for the annual quality improvement initiative.
  • Conducts, organizes and participates in meetings, inservices and continuing education.
  • Demonstrates annual competencies as required by department
  • Participation in the Co-Worker Feedback program if asked
  • Promotes effective communication and demonstrates cooperation and teamwork within the department, the hospital and to other health care professionals.
  • Upon request by Manager, assists with staff development, orientation of new staff, special projects and community programs.
  • Utilization of clinical support staff (training, supervision and delegation) in a manner that both verbally and non-verbally promotes respect, confidence and a team atmosphere.
  • Developments and documents individualized patient treatment plan, accurate with respect to patient's age and medical history, its implementation and monitoring of progress and modifications as indicated.
  • Completes evaluation and assessment of patients with accurate and adequate documentation
  • Develops inpatient discharge plan and/or outpatient discharge plan with transition to either Phase III CPR or home/community fitness program. Inpatient plan includes recommendation to Phase II CPR as indicated. Outpatient CPRSs will see that progress toward goals at discharge is clearly and effectively communicated to patient and physician.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Exercise Physiology or related program with a minimum Master's level preparation.
  • Two years recent experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is required.
  • Active membership in professional organization(s) preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • BLS and ACLS or a willingness to acquire both is requiredACSM CEP, RCEP or related certification
  • OR 5 years of recent Cardiopulmonary Rehab experience required
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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