Job: Exercise Physiologist Technician

Job Title

Exercise Physiologist Technician

Job Category

Exercise Physiology


BWH Longwood Medical
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Job Description and Requirements

1.Performs appropriate tests to assess muscle strength, power, and endurance
2.Performs physical function assessments such as stair climbing, walking, load carrying, etc.
3.Performs vital sign assessments
4.Assists with the performance of submaximal and maximal cardiopulmonary exercise tests that include measurement of gas exchange variables and the electrocardiogram.
5.Executes pre-assessment preparations including equipment set up and calibration, preparation of data collection sheets, etc.
6.Accurately and legibly records data from laboratory assessments.
7.Ensures laboratory equipment is in working order and properly calibrated and maintained
8.Maintains laboratory facility to ensure cleanliness and safety
9.Monitors inventory of equipment and supplies; notifies supervisor when supplies are low or if equipment is malfunctioning
10.Advises and assists in purchase of supplies and equipment
11.Assists with scheduling subject appointments
12.Attends and participates in meetings and/or committees, as required
13.Assists the Senior Exercise Physiologist and Laboratory Director in data gathering and analysis and in manuscript preparation.
14.Acts as a resource for members of the Research Program in Menâs Health, Aging, and Metabolism.
15.Greets and aids visitors, patients and employees in a professional and courteous manner
16.Maintains confidentiality about patient information and other sensitive information
17.Develops and implements measures to improve efficiency in laboratory operations
18.Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights.
19.Ensures that the culture of excellence at BWH is maintained in interactions with all encountered.
20.Utilizes hospital's values as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the Menâs Health and the hospital's mission.
21.Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
22.Ensures professional growth and development through participation in conferences and educational workshops and maintaining knowledge of exercise testing and training standards and practices.

A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or related field required.
Minimum of 6 months' work experience outside of internships or other college experiences that include skeletal muscle performance and physical function testing, administration of cardiopulmonary exercise tests that include measurement of gas exchange variables in special populations that include older adults with and without mobility limitation.
BLS required. ACLS certification obtained within 6 months of hire.
Desired qualifications include experience with exercise testing and training of older adults, spinal cord injured individuals, and other special populations.

Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments of muscle performance, e.g., strength, power, fatigability, and physical function.
Proficiency in measuring vital signs at rest and during exercise.
Knowledge and experience in the operation of instruments and equipment for assessing muscle performance, physical function, and aerobic capacity with treadmills, cycle ergometers, and indirect calorimetry,
Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Ability to perform basic statistical analyses
Ability to perform multiple tasks and to prioritize duties.
Ability to be flexible about work assignments.
Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in performing new and varied work assignments.
Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Experience with tests of aerobic function with indirect calorimetry.
Knowledge and experience in the operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment for assessing muscle performance physical function
Knowledge and experience in the operation of instruments and equipment aerobic capacity with treadmills, cycle ergometers, and indirect calorimetry.
General research experience

Employment Type

Full Time


BWH Longwood Medical

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[posted Sep 11, 2018]

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