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Exercise Physiologist- Center for Human Phenomic Sciences- HUP- Day Shift

Job ID: 168577
Category: Other
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Work Schedule: 40 hours, Day shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

The Exercise Physiologist will perform patient and athlete health/fitness assessments, develop and periodically revise exercise prescriptions for athletes and patients with cardiopulmonary and metabolic disease, monitor patient/athlete progress, and document and analyze all aspects of exercise therapy efficacy. Strong interpersonal and educational skills required for patient and family education.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop exercise programs to improve participant’s strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, accreditation, and credentialing requirements
  • Collaborate with Medical Director and Nurses to create and prescribe individualized exercise programs and modify as needed
  • Evaluate new patients and interpret findings. Assess risk factors that contribute to cardiac diseases and help patient with modification plan to include diabetes management, HTN care, diet, exercise, depression, stress and smoking cessation
  • Explain exercise program, physiological testing procedures and equipment/machines to patients
  • Monitor BP, heart rate and rhythm, blood glucose during each exercise sessions
  • Communicate patient progress to physician(s) including any abnormalities or concerns about patient status
  • Analyze exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes
  • Conduct follow up visits and/or telephone calls with participants to monitor progress and compliance with exercise programs
  • Perform continuous education regarding risk factor modification utilizing a holistic approach
  • Maintain accurate records of exercises performed

Minimum Requirements:

  • CPR certification is required or must be obtained in the first month of employment. 
  • ACSM Exercise Specialist or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist. 
  • BLS/CPR required. 
  • ACLS required.
  • Master's degree in Exercise Physiology/Science or related field and minimum of one year experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. Past experience in Cardiopulmonary Testing.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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