Job: Exercise Physiologist - Weekdays
Exercise Physiologist - Weekdays
St. Davids Medical Center
Austin, Texas 78705
Job Description and Requirements
The exercise physiologist is responsible for performing day to day implementation and follow-up care for patients in all phases of the cardiac rehabilitation program. This consists of direct caseload responsibilities for 1-20 patients in which the exercise physiologist works independently and/or in conjunction with other cardiac rehabilitation team members under the direction of a registered nurse to provide an individualized program tailored to each patients particular needs. In addition, the exercise physiologist may assist in all other phases of the cardiac rehabilitation services by having rotation assigned duties including teaching/counseling, providing staff in services, performing health assessments, exercise stress testing, and participate in other special programs delivered by the St. Davidâs Health & Fitness Center.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patient First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures. (Equipment, decision-making, contact, confidential information handled, etc.) Must be able to recognize that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, and socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care. Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g. interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.)
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED/PREFERRED):
Completion of an internship in cardiac rehabilitation is required or 1-2 years direct working experience in cardiac rehab or a clinical cardiovascular setting.
Good technical/clinical skills in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation. Ability to develop a good knowledge base in clinical medicine and cardiovascular and exercise physiology. Ability to work independently and with a multi-disciplinary team. Must be able to develop good rapport with patient/staff and physicians.
Minimum education BS in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, or Exercise Science related degree. Completion of an internship in cardiac rehabilitation is required or 1-2 years direct working experience in cardiac rehabilitation or a clinical cardiovascular setting.
Completion of an internship in cardiac rehabilitation is required or 1-2 years direct working experience in cardiac rehabilitation or a clinical cardiovascular setting.
St. David's Medical Center
[posted Sep 24, 2018]
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