Bonner General Health

Exercise Physiologist - 140

Location

Sandpoint, ID

Type

Part Time

Status: Part-time; 60-80 hours per pay period

Minimum hours of position per pay period is 60 hours; Flex to 80 hours per pay period depending upon the needs of the department.

Shift: Days; Monday, Wednesday, Friday-varies on the needs of the department

Summary

The Exercise Physiologist delivers quality patient care by utilizing advance Exercise Science clinical skills and knowledge for the cardiac rehabilitation patient population. The exercise physiologist plans, implements and evaluates individualized treatment plans to effectively manage the progress of each patient.

Primary Functions

  • Utilizes all aspects of Advance Exercise Science with appropriate skills to effectively collaborate in the individualized treatment plan for each patient
  • Plans, implements and supervises exercise prescription and progression under the supervision of the Medical Director/Rehabilitation Director for the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab following discipline specific guidelines.
  • Appropriately communicates information in accordance with hospital policies and procedures
  • Supervises exercise session, monitoring participants for appropriate response to exercise
  • Assesses participants before, during and after exercise; making appropriate referrals and/or recommendations to the participant, other staff, and medical Director
  • Reports any significant participant conditions (dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, change in status, activity intolerance, etc.) to the attending physician
  • Develops implements & manages participant orientation, education, exercise, risk factor modification and counseling. Leads education sessions
  • Participates in the Growth and Expansion of the BGH Cardiac Rehab program, through demonstrating visionary, pro-active and assertive self-directed activities as they relate to the development of new services and marketing of same
  • Creates an environment of healing and caring for patients, families, and one another
  • Provide prompt care to patient requests with empathy and genuine interest
  • Identify safety concerns and implement necessary safety protocols
  • Effective response to crisis situations
  • Maintains necessary credentialing and certifications
  • Checks emergency supplies and equipment for proper function and adequate supply according to hospital policy
  • Communicates to the community a model of cardiovascular health with increasing awareness of prevention and treatment of heart disease
  • Participates in providing continuing education regarding cardiac rehabilitation
  • Develop and monitor measurable patient outcomes

Requirements

Skills

Attention to detail; ability to read, write legibly and comprehend the written and spoken word in English; basic computer literacy and ability to effectively learn new software programs required; ICU/CCU and cardiac rehabilitation knowledge base; advanced understanding of cardiac rhythms; general knowledge of 12 lead EKG’s; rhythm analysis; and critical thinking skills

Education

Graduate of an accredited Exercise Physiologist program

Experience

Two (2) years recent and relevant experience in coronary care, and recent and relevant training in cardiac rehabilitation   

Licensure/Certification

Exercise Physiology Certification Preferred; Current BLS certification

Physical Demands

Physical Demands of position are listed in job description

Supervised By

Rehabilitation Director

Company Website: BonnerGeneral.org

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