Clinical Exercise Physiologist - Cardiac Rehab FT Days

Nursing 75902 - Cardiac Rehab Full-Time Days 12 Hour 07:00


Description

Plans, organizes, and provides medically prescribed and supervised exercise therapy, emotional support, community resources, and education for young, middle adult and geriatric patients.

Core Competencies

  • Provides all services of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to adult patients.
  • Provides initial assessment and develops individualized care plans.
  • Assesses patients’ modifiable risk factors and offers support and strategies to aid patient in successful therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC).
  • Utilizes contemporary theories of health behavior change in helping participants identify learning and lifestyle modification goals.
  • Provides education based on patient/familys learning needs, ability/readiness to learn and barriers to understanding.
  • Provides emotional support for patients and family while maintaining a positive motivating environment.
  • Applies evidence based principles of exercise science to develop individualized exercise prescriptions and adjusts prescriptions as necessary based on patient response and physician recommendations.
  • Supervises exercise session, monitoring participants for inappropriate responses to exercise, including blood pressure and telemetry.
  • Interprets cardiac rhythms and provide appropriate intervention.
  • Communicates effectively with rehab team members about individual patient findings or concerns.
  • Charts and documents initial and daily assessment data in participant records.
  • Reports any new, changing and/or significant participant conditions (dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, abnormal blood glucose, change in participants’ status, etc) immediately to the patient’s physician or the physician supervising the program and charts.
  • Initiates appropriate interventions for adverse changes in patient’s status, including ACLS measures and/or emergency care according policy.
  • Consults with RN’s as needed.
  • Participates in the collection, analysis and reporting of identified individual patient outcomes and program outcomes.
  • Evaluates and initiates equipment repair and maintenance.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
BachelorsN/A
Additional Information
Bachelor's Degree in field of Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or the like.

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
1Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or the like
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements

ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association