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Geisinger Clinical Exercise Physiologist in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Supervises the exercise and pharmacologic stress testing in the exercise labs at primary location and outreaches, including assessing the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise on healthy, cardiac, or high-risk outpatients and inpatients, as well as, the determination of appropriate test and test termination. Implements and supervises the physical exercise program of patients in the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program at assigned location.

Job Duties

  • Schedules patients for entry into cardiac rehabilitation program.

  • Assists with the orientation, development of individualized goals and plan of care of new patients.

  • This includes the calculation of exercise prescription and home exercise programs based on stress test results to provide medically stable activities to each individual patient.

  • Supervises patients during outpatient exercise sessions, monitoring patients for inappropriate responses to exercises.

  • Provides individualized and group patient education in areas of expertise.

  • Performs warm-up, cool down exercises with patients.

  • Determines patient suitability for testing based on medical history, chart review, and resting EKG.

  • Contacts assigned cardiologist or patient’s referring provider regarding more suitable tests.

  • Explains test procedures to patients and answers any questions.

  • Monitors patient condition during testing.

  • Supervises all exercise, pharmacologic, and metabolic stress tests including technical staff, exercise lab trainees, and students during testing.

  • Decides when to terminate testing or exercise session based on exercise lab guidelines.

  • Provides preliminary report for resting and exercise EKGs, blood pressure response, symptoms, and arrhythmias.

  • Contacts the appropriate personnel as necessary for seriously abnormal test results.

  • Consults with the exercise lab medical director or designate for clinical questions, as needed.

  • Initiates emergency procedures as necessary in accordance with the exercise lab and cardiac rehab policies.

  • Coordinates with the area programs to enroll patients into a Cardiac Rehab program.

  • Provides formal lectures about exercise testing, cardiac rehab, and related topics as needed for physicians, technical staff, and students.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Education

Master's Degree- (Required), Master's Degree-Exercise Science (Preferred)

Experience

Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist within 2 years - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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