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Exercise Physiologist

Singing River Health System
Pascagoula

Job Description

The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist performs cardiac rehabilitation functions to facilitate patient cardiac fitness. He/She assesses patients and develops a plan of care with other team members; prepares and adjusts individual exercise prescriptions in accordance with submax fitness test or GXT and physician recommendations on a regular basis; performs exercises with patients, demonstrating correct body position and proper use of equipment to prevent injury and follow exercise prescription; monitors patients and reports any inappropriate responses to exercise; and terminates exercise as needed. The Exercise Physiologist provides appropriate clinical judgment and applies professional skills to a patient population of all ages.

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science required. Master's Degree in Exercise Science or related field preferred.

License
N/A

Certification
Current American College of Sports Medicine certification in clinical area or obtained within two (2) years of start date required. Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS required. Current certification in ACLS or within six (6) months of start date required.

Experience
A minimum of two years continuous experience with evaluation and treatment of patients with cardiac or pulmonary disease and deconditioning.

Physical Demands
Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs and uses many physical motions in performing day to day activities; must be able to stand for extended periods of time and due a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue; may be exposed to communicable diseases or radiation.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels, with or without correction. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate, speak, and enunciate to express/exchange ideas and detailed information in person and on the telephone. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity, with or without correction, with the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Must be able to be active for extended periods of time without experiencing undue fatigue. Must be able to work flexible hours, when required/requested.

Mental Demands
Must demonstrate keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making abilities. Must demonstrate superior communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Must possess emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels. Must demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Must demonstrate appropriate clinical judgment and apply professional skills to a patient population of all ages. Must work close with the staff to maintain excellent relations with cardiologists and other healthcare workers.

Special Demands
Must possess superior customer service skills and professional etiquette. Must possess proficient knowledge and ability to use a computer (must be keyboard proficient) and other office technology (i.e., telephone, fax, etc.). Must have working knowledge of MS Outlook.

Job requires traveling throughout the SRHS service area with the employee providing his/her own transportation. Must have a valid driver license. Must possess the ability to cross train and work at multiple facilities and departments.

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