Job: Exercise Physiologist

Job Title

Exercise Physiologist

Job Category

Exercise Physiology


Olmsted Medical Center
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

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Job Description and Requirements

Statement of Position
This position works cooperatively with internal and external departments to develop and administer exercise stress testing, deliver education classes, provide exercise prescriptions, and facilitate cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs for patients. The candidate must have knowledge in exercise physiology, cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing, exercise prescription, electrocardiography, body composition, pharmacology, coding and billing for cardiopulmonary services, and cardiopulmonary risk factors and anatomy.

Job Responsibilities:
Assists with staffing coverage for planned and unplanned absences for current Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation staff.
Observes and evaluates exercise treatment effect and recommends change to the clinician as needed.
Properly assesses patients during cardiopulmonary exercise classes.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and families.
Interacts professionally with the patient/family and involves the patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to co-workers, clinicians, staff, and administrative teams.
Charges patients accurately and timely in compliance with departmental policy and in compliance with specifications outlined in the annual CPT publication (current procedural terminology).
Demonstrates knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise prescription, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Maintains department cleanliness and safety.
Participates in the departmental and/or organizational quality improvement process.
Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment, organizational safety, and fire safety training programs.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible and organized, and to function under stressful situations.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and education.
Adheres to department policies, protocols, and processes.
Maintains continuing education requirements.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
Attends annual review and departmental in-services and meetings, as scheduled.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Keeps current in exercise physiology interventions by reading scientific journals and research articles, and attending continuing education courses.
Other duties as assigned.

Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine required
BLS certification
ACLS certification
Knowledge in exercise stress testing, EKG analysis, education classes, and exercise prescription for clinical patients
Strong written and verbal skills
Basic computer knowledge

Employment Type

Full Time


Olmsted Medical Center

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[posted Sep 11, 2018]

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