Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Part-Time
Day Shift
Department
Cardiac Diag - CC
Shift Details
Day Shift, Fridays 8-430
Job ID
wd-JR107469
Posted

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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LVHN has been ranked among the "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years. We're a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored five times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes in our Lehigh Valley region. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Lehigh Valley Hospital- Hazleton, and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono each received an 'A' grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group in 2020, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day.


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Summary

Supervises and oversees the performance of inpatient and/or outpatient stress testing or exercise and physical fitness testing in lieu of physician presence. Assesses the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise on the cardiac and/or high-risk patient population. Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to deliver a high-quality diagnostic test/intervention.

Job Duties

  • Determines appropriate stress exercise protocol for patient based on medical history, patient evaluation, resting EKG, and indication for test/intervention.
  • Recognizes indications and contraindications for stress testing/intervention.
  • Communicates with Physician if questions or discussion regarding stress type ordered, intervention appropriateness or changes in patient condition warrants.
  • Prepares patient for testing/intervention, including explanation and proof of patient understanding and proper lead placement.
  • Supervises patient during inpatient and/or outpatient stress testing/intervention (Treadmill Exercise Stress, Nuclear Exercise, Nuclear Pharmacological, Stress Echocardiography, and/or Graded-progressive cardio-pulm exercise) using critical judgment skills and monitor patient for inappropriate responses based on indications for and limitations to stress testing/intervention to achieve a high-quality outcome
  • Evaluates patient’s anatomy and physiology, hemodynamic, and vital sign response during testing/intervention and detects any abnormal responses including BP and arrhythmia response.
  • Recognizes end-points for testing and/or end-point for treatment session.
  • Integrates exercise testing data into documentation for final report interpretation by Physician.
  • Recognizes appropriateness for physician presence during stress testing/intervention.
  • Performs holter monitor scan analysis, as needed.
  • Participates and supports the supervision and onboarding of new employees and student interns.
  • Provides education on exercise, health and lifestyle modification, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology
  • Strong knowledge of cardiac A&P and hemodynamic response to exercise with understanding of end points for testing/intervention
  • Strong knowledge base of cardiac exercise protocols and ability to select most appropriate for patient stress testing/intervention.
  • Strong knowledge of cardiac rhythms and arrhythmia recognition.
  • Critical thinking and judgment skills with the ability to evaluate patient response to exercise during testing/intervention.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under stress and in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to work interdependently.
  • Ability to use pc software programs.
  • Ability to develop an individualized exercise prescription for cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular patients based on clinical results of assessment and/or exercise stress test
  • Ability to evaluate the patient’s responses to exercise conditioning.
  • Demonstrates strong educational teaching abilities for patient education, both individual and group as indicated
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of cardiac risk factors and lifestyle modifications
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - State of Pennsylvania
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support - State of Pennsylvania Upon Hire
  • ACSM-Cert Tr-Exer Spec-Hlth-Fit Inst-Exer Phys - State of Pennsylvania within 1 Year or
  • CCRP-Cert Cardiac Rehab Professional AACPRPCC - State of Pennsylvania within 1 Year

Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical internship in diagnostic stress testing (diseased population) and
  • Basic and advanced ECG courses with the performance of a 12-lead ECG evaluation and dysrhythmia recognition

Physical Demands

Lift and carry 25 lbs. frequent sitting/standing, frequent keyboard use, *patient care providers may be required to perform activities specific to their role including kneeling, bending, squatting and performing CPR.

Job Description Disclaimer: This position description provides the major duties/responsibilities, requirements and working conditions for the position. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, however management reserves the right to revise or change as necessary to meet organizational needs. Other responsibilities may be assigned when circumstances require.

Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.


Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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About LVHN

LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet® recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER.

We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified™, which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.

These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence – you will have a rewarding and successful career here.

Vaccination Requirements

Individuals are required to adhere to all LVHN vaccination policies in effect at the time of hire. Employees will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Please note that safety sensitive positions cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites, medical or otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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