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Houston Methodist Senior Exercise Physiologist - PRN - Weight Management Center in Houston, Texas

NOTES -

  • Candidates with Chronic Disease and Patient Education experience strongly encouraged to apply.

  • This role will work a minimum of 3 days per week.

  • This role will provide support to the following locations: Med Center, Willowbrook, West, and Sugar Land. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

JOB SUMMARY

At Houston Methodist, the Senior Exercise Physiologist position effectively evaluates patients referred to the department and programs, perform clinical cardio-pulmonary and metabolic testing, develops and implements effective, efficient management/treatment plans. This position assumes additional responsibilities, which support the growth and professional development of the individual, the department, and Houston Methodist. This program operate very independently and the Senior Exercise Physiologist position conducts the day to day operations of the departments exercise programming. This position prepares and maintains clinical and patient education for ongoing program evaluations and to meet any accreditation standards. The Senior Exercise Physiologist participates in all departmental service lines and is an ongoing component of the multidisciplinary care team.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

  • INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

  • COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

  • RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

  • Focuses on patient/customer safety

  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards

  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)

  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met

  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports byenabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20 %

  • Promotes a positive work environment and leads the team to be a dynamic, focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. Role models to team members effective communication skills, assisting in their development of such skills.(EF)

  • Serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to other Exercise Physiologists, helping to advance their professional practice at HM. Precepts clinical rotations, new employees, and interns, as applicable. Teaches and provides guidance to other therapists and support staff. (EF)

  • Assists with protocols and objectives with team members to result in optimization of staff performance, teamwork, patient safety, and customer service. Develops skills of team members and continually assists with improving skills, performance and outcomes. (EF)

  • Delivers high quality patient care as outlined in the patient's care plan, putting the patient's needs above all by providing a nurturing environment, continuous positive feedback and firm direction to achieve a positive outcome. (EF)

SERVICE - 25 %

  • Performs complete and comprehensive evaluation of patients to identify patient's level of function and to develop the plan of care. Performs initial evaluations on patients referred to the Cardiac Rehab program. Sets appropriate patient goals, develops effective treatment plans, and adheres to patient care and documentation timelines and guidelines per department policy and procedure. (EF)

  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships, trust and credibility with all on the interprofessional team, assisting management with daily operations as assigned. (EF)

  • Assisting with oversight of the work flow, caseload and patient processes and treatments for assigned team/area, ensuring quality outcomes and the safety of the patient, adjusting activities as applicable. (EF)

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  • Assesses patients regularly, monitoring progress towards treatment goals, modifying goals, plan or program as indicated. Proactively anticipates the complications/limitations associated with certain procedures and addresses for optimum outcomes. Collaborates and communicates with the interprofessional team modifications to patient's treatment plan, progress, and discharge planning. Provides safe, functionally relevant, and effective exercise treatment interventions. (EF)

  • Assists with implementation of patient treatment protocols and best practices for patient population or practice area. Proactively identifies opportunities for corrective action, supports process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)

  • Participates in monitoring and reporting on various quality and safety metrics for the practice area and/or department. Supports the development and implementation of initiatives to improve the patient experience. (EF)

FINANCE - 15%

  • Uses resources efficiently to maximize utilization of time and equipment, providing guidance to team members accordingly. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks for self and area(s) of responsibility/assigned team members to meet the labor productivity standards. (EF)

  • Monitors the accuracy and completion of documentation of patient education and procedures performed in a timely manner in the patient record. Enters charges for services provided, and performs charges reconciliation as applicable. (EF)

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%

  • Assists with improving skills, performance and outcomes by fostering a positive and constructive teaching environment, engaging co-workers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. (EF)

  • Identifies and assumes responsibility of own learning needs, consults with healthcare team experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those needs. Completes and updates their own individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. (EF)

  • Offers innovative solutions through participation in performance improvement projects and shared governance activities. Provides input with project development, implementation, evaluation, research, and where applicable, publication. Participates in or presents educational and formal training programs. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field of study

  • Master's degree preferred

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Four years' experience in a Cardiac Rehab Program. May consider HM employee with three years' experience with demonstrated progressive responsibiltiies.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Amercian Heart Association Avanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within ninety days of hire/transfer

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.

  • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, ability to manage conflict etc.

  • Track analytic data

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work AttireYes/No

UniformNo

ScrubsYes

Business professionalNo

Other (dept approved)No

On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

Travel**

May require travel withinNo

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outsideNo

of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: ________

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers. HM consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area. HM also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, HM employs over 25,000 employees. Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.

In 2019 Houston Methodist and its physicians treat more than 6,333 international patients from more than 76 countries. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services’ consulting and education divisions also provide advisory services and training and development to health care organizations around the world.

Street: 6550 Fannin St.

Name: Weight Management Center

Regular Shift: 1st - Day

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