Yale New Haven Health System

  • EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

    Job Locations US-CT-Fairfield
    Job ID
    67749
    Department
    CARDIAC REHAB
    Category
    REHAB SERVICES - ALL OTHER
    Position Type
    Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
    Work Schedule
    DAY/EVENING
    Work Days
    MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS
    Work Hours
    7:45AM-5:45PM
    Work Shift
    OCCASIONAL TUESDAYS FROM 7:45AM-1:15PM
    Requisition ID
    2018-21036
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

    A cardiac rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist utilizes the clinical process to offer a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to overall cardiovascular risk reduction, foster healthy behaviors, reduce disability, and promote an active lifestyle for patients with cardiovascular disease. The Exercise Physiologist works with a registered nurse to serve as a liaison between the patient and physician to facilitate expeditious and effective medical care. Participates in running Project Heart Smart when offered and in the Heart Beats Volunteer group as needed. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be necessary and assigned.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Demonstrates skill in assessment of health care needs.
      • 1.1 Demonstrates comprehensive skills in observing and collecting health care data through chart review. Obtains appropriate clinical information for thorough review.
    • 2. Demonstrates skill in planning for patient health care needs
      • 2.1 Plans an appropriate exercise routine and progression pattern including warm-up and cool down exercises according to individual patient needs an program protocol.
    • 3. Demonstrates skills in implementing patient care plan in order to meet patient care needs.
      • 3.1 Prioritizes patient care based on nursing care assessment , individual treatment plan, team meetings, and ongoing assessment of patient needs.
    • 4. Demonstrates skill in evaluating care delivered
      • 4.1 Maintains files and statistics according to protocol as observed by supervisor.
    • 5. Continually strives to improve the safety and quality of patient care.
      • 5.1 Participates in departmental quality activities and provides input and suggestions to improve patient safety.
    • 6. Demonstrates leadership skills and professional growth.
      • 6.1 Maintains files, documents appropriately, and records statistics according to protocol as observed by supervisor.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION


    Bachelors degree in Exercise Science required. Telemetry trained. Exercise training, group dynamic skill, or experience related to primary or secondary disease prevention.


    EXPERIENCE


    Cardiology, physical rehabilitation, community health, teaching, exercise training or public health training .


    LICENSURE


    Telemetry trained, Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine preferred.


    SPECIAL SKILLS


    Advanced knowledge of cardiovascular disease, telemetry trained, exercise physiology, cardiac risk factor modification, counseling techniques, nutrition, group dynamic and cardiovascular health education principles.


    PHYSICAL DEMAND


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk and hear. The employee is also required to demonstrate and model aerobic, strength training and flexibility exercises to classes. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. the employee should be a passionate advocate of a Heart Heathy Lifestyle.


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