Primary responsibility will be to supervise 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.
Other responsibilities are to implement and supervise the physical exercise program of patients in the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program at assigned location.
Reports to the Cardiovascular Supervisor and the Medical Director of the Adult Echocardiography Lab.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to include patient/family education.
Demonstrates good organizational and team skills.
Demonstrates ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and thoroughness.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload and handle emergency situations.
Be accountable for actions that are within the scope of practice for an exercise specialist as described by ACSM and AACVPR.
Demonstrates ability to perform the necessary skills and competencies as described in the competencies section of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Policies and Procedures Manual.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
M.S. in exercise physiology or equivalent required. Two years of previous relevant experience as an exercise specialist in cardiac rehabilitation preferred.
American College of Sports Medicine certification as an Exercise Specialist is required or to be obtained within two years of hire.
10 years of stress testing experience within the Geisinger Health System in lieu of the ACSM certification
Requires six months on the job to become familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to work flexible hours with various start times. Required standing, sitting, and performance of stretching exercises both standing and on the floor. Travel to other sites may be required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of 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. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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