Exercise Physiologist – Cardiac Rehab – Orlando – Per Diem in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Cardiology Technologist / Technician / EKG
  • Travel
  • Shift
    On Call
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Orlando

Job Description

Exercise Physiologist – Cardiac Rehab – Orlando – Per Diem

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Exercise Physiologist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Work Hours/Shifts:


Job Summary:

Responsible for working with RRT or RN, as applicable, to provide instruction and supervision for patients regarding their exercise program. Designs variety and provides individualized routines to reflect patient’s potential while considering physical limitations is an expectation. Staff offers support and guidance for risk factor modification and exercise therapy to the patient involved in the rehabilitative phases of their disease, consistent with the goals, policies and procedures of AdventHealth. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule according to needs of department
  • Ability to recognize and intervene in potential hazards to patient safety
  • Ability to demonstrate stretching exercises aerobic and recreational games
  • Ability to prescribe appropriate exercise regimens to patients
  • Ability to operate and do safety checks on various types of exercise equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret pertinent portions of the medical record
  • Basic Electrocardiogram (EKG) skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field
  • Experience and/or internship in a cardiac rehab or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation setting (appropriate to unit of hire) (Preferred)
  • Experience in leading group exercise classes (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) or
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional Certification (CCRP)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Functions efficiently and appropriately in assigned work area to ensure smooth operation of the unit and quality care. Supports and participates in marketing the outpatient Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, as applicable.
  • Coordinates exercise program including referral proceedings, orientations, scheduling, program planning and exercise supervision to achieve the goals of the department, physician and patient that is individualized to the patient. Safely adjusts patients exercise routine to facilitate meeting patient goals. Provides education, psychological support and role model to patients and families to assist them in coping with the effects of illness and returning to active, healthy lifestyle.
  • Maintains a safe environment for the patients. Accurate assessments (B/P, heart rate, SpO2 for cardiopulmonary units, and general condition) at rest and of participant’s response to exercise with appropriate response to any untoward responses. Consults with RN regarding participant’s medication or other clinical measures that they may not be proficient interpreting and provide appropriate response. Competently interprets Electrocardiogram (ECG) basic rhythm strips and vital sign measurements, etc. and responds appropriately.
  • Receives and gives report clearly to communicate patient care information, using method of the care area e.g. written and or verbal. Keeps patient’s physician, RRT and/or RN (as applicable) informed of progress and problems. Appropriately and legibly documents all communication with physician or other professionals involved with the patient’s therapy, e.g. dietician, counselor. Maintains a professional relationship with all participants. Maintains the confidentiality of employees, patients, administration and medical staff information with no infractions. Keeps supervisor or manager informed and seeks assistance and direction from appropriate individuals when confronted with unfamiliar situations to ensure deliverance of safe and effective patient care.
  • Participates in completing and documenting daily safety checks (equipment checks and patient education of safe use of equipment). Proactively participates in process of performance improvement team and changes care as a result of performance improvement activities. Accurately documents and monitors activities as needed. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.
  • Utilizes available education materials, programs, literature and resource personnel for career development. Accepts responsibility for knowing current changes in policy, protocols and procedures through the hospital communication systems. Accepts assignments within or away from the department activity or unit with a positive and cooperative attitude. Participates in the orientation of new personnel or interns.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Exercise Physiologist opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehab, Orlando, Per Diem

Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Cardiology Technologist / Technician / EKG
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Per Diem
Shift:  On Call
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Jun 11, 2019, 5:06:41 PM

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