Job: Exercise Physiologist

Job Title

Exercise Physiologist

Job Category

Exercise Physiology


Trinity Health
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Job Description and Requirements

Job Description Details:
Responsible for conducting exercise stress tests, based on physician orders, clinical assessment, and standard protocols. Responsible for conducting Cardiac Rehabilitation classes and providing education to Cardiac Rehabilitation Responsible for recognizing emergency situations and initiating emergency procedures.

Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Demonstrates knowledge of indications for various types of stress tests and methods of testing. Follows SJMHS Cardiovascular Lab protocols for patient assessment, preparation, ECG recordings/monitoring, test performance, test end points, and recovery monitoring. Notifies appropriate medical staff of abnormal pre-test conditions and test results. Documents pertinent information and applies preliminary test results for physician interpretation. Assists with training and orientation of new employees and interns, explaining and demonstrating responsibilities. Demonstrates flexibility related to work schedule, locations, types of patients and work environment. Successfully completes departmental competency test on use of crash cart. Performs crash cart check-offs on a regular basis. Will require travel to various regional offices as well as weekend call. Weekend call will also involve cardiac rehab rounding. Completes documentation in various programs such as Powerchart, Nextgen, and Heartlab. May assist on a rotational basis to the help perform ECG's, putting on and processing Holter/Event Monitors, scanning Holter Monitors, and assisting with MUSE editing and/or associated MUSE work. Assists in other departments as needed.

Passion for helping patients improve their health. Establish relationships, providing reassurance and instilling confidence to all patients throughout the program. Monitor and motivate patients as they perform their rehabilitative exercises. Develop a customized Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for each patient. Track and bill patient sessions as they progress through the program. Motivate patients to attend all sessions for success and sustainability. Conducts new patient orientations, including: review of cardiac event, risk factors, signs and symptoms, equipment, gym, and monitor instructions. Must be highly motivated and display strong teaching and cardiac assessment skills. Strong organizational skills needed to coach a high volume of patients through various different cardiac rehab programs. Effective verbal and non verbal communication skills needed to coach patients through a series of lifestyle changes. Develops a cardiovascular risk reduction plan individualized for each patient Conducts Phase II class according to policy and procedure. Completes reports and send to referring physicians. Reports significant medical abnormalities, such as abnormal blood glucose, abnormal pressure, EKG changes, and signs and symptoms to physician. Performs daily checks of the crash cart and glucometer. Provides mentoring and education to interns during cardiac rehabilitation classes. Performs daily rounding at St Joseph's Mercy Hospital on post-cardiac procedure patients, to educate patients about cardiac rehab. Develops and reviews home exercise programs for Phase II rehab patients. Deliver organized weekly educational lectures to the cardiac rehabilitation classes. Follows performance measures and guidelines of AACVPR accreditation. Assists in other departments as needed.

Maintains active BLS and ACLS certifications Successfully completes departmental test on defibrillator, as per ACLS protocol Responds appropriately in emergency situations, initiating CPR and other emergency procedures quickly. Successfully completes annual departmental competencies. Part of code team for out-patients offices Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field, or must have successfully completed a cardiovascular program with a non-invasive specialty.

Experience: Experience in stress testing and cardiac rehab preferred. Provides proof of CEP certification through ACSM prior to end of first year of employment

Employment Type

Full Time


Trinity Health

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[posted Sep 12, 2018]

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