Clinical Exercise Physiologist
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- Entity: Winchester Medical Center
- Shift: Day
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Clinical Exercise Physiologist demonstrates advanced knowledge pertaining to the design, evaluation and standards of exercise programs for patients who qualify or are undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. The Clinical Exercise Physiologist functions as an essential member of a multidisciplinary team by directing, coordinating and providing special expertise to staff, patients and families participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The Clinical Exercise Physiologist participates in the implementation of policy, programmatic and management goals. The Clinical Exercise Physiologist is responsible for the day-to-day planning and conducting of specific exercise and lifestyle management assessment and intervention for individuals participating in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Maintains established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality standards, programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards. • Plans, conducts and demonstrates specific exercise and lifestyle assessment and interventions including: nutrition, weight control, lipid management, blood pressure management, stress management, and smoking cessation. • Designs and implements individualized goal oriented exercise prescription for cardiac rehabilitation clients. • Conducts new patient interviews which include but not limited to: medical history, functional status, short and long-term goals, nutritional assessment, and emotional status. • Provides patient education as it applies to cardiovascular disease risk factor modification. • Designs individualized treatment plans for clients entering cardiac rehab and provides 30 day updates to the referring physician and/ or Cardiac Rehabilitation Medical Director. • Assists with ECG monitoring and rhythm interpretation. • Participates in training medical and nursing personnel and allied health student interns. • Meets scheduled needs and deadlines, promotes dependability and demonstrates flexibility with schedule. • Assists with precepting/internship for other educational programs. • Assists with unit projects. • Assists with ongoing clinical research.
What You Will Bring:
Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field of study is required
Master’s degree in exercise science or related field of study is preferred
Proficiency in ECG rhythm recognition
Prior Clinical experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Certification & Licensures
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP), ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEPT), or
AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist required within six months of employment
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Must have strong assessment skills and be able to make independent decisions based upon patient assessment. Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary for interacting with patients, employees, members of the medical staff, local business leaders and the community.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
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12 A Exercise Specialist