Exercise Physiologist 2
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: January 7, 2022
FULL TIME DAYS
The Exercise Physiologist 2 is responsible coordinating, planning
and directing preventative and rehabilitative health care for
patients. This position provides patient care by observing and
assessing the patient's condition, performing patient care
interventions and testing, evaluating the results of care and
medications administered, and educating patients and their families
about the nature, care and treatment of the patient's
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Provides patient care by observing and assessing the patient's
condition; performing patient care interventions, evaluating the
results of care, exercise and medications administered; and
educating patients and their families about the nature, care and
treatment of the patient's condition and disease management.
Assesses the condition of assigned patient by obtaining the
patient's medical history through written reports, interviewing the
patient and/or family members and through observation.
Develops exercise prescriptions consistent with the assessment of
the patient's condition and complementary to the medical plan of
care and the patient's goals. Performs appropriate exercise
tolerance testing on various patient populations and follows
appropriate procedures and guidelines when performing tests.
Implements a plan of care by teaching the patient how to perform
the prescribed exercises. Reassesses and evaluates the patient's
response to exercise, and modifies exercise prescription as needed.
Works closely with other team members in coordinating the care
Documents pertinent assessment information, treatment activities,
and patient outcomes in the patient record (manual and/or computer
entry). Informs appropriate team members and family spokesperson of
pertinent changes in the patient's condition.
Educates patients and family members by communicating about
treatments administered, the objectives for the patient, and
necessary steps for continuing patient care and rehabilitation as
well as home guidelines. Comforts patients and family members and
responds to their concerns.
Communicates effectively with team members in order to gather and
exchange information related to patient assessment, outcome and the
planning and implementation of care plans. Supports activities of
clinical care technicians and other unit support personnel.
Participates in patient care conferences. Assists in developing and
implementing discharge instructions and home programs.
Researches, develops and delivers educational programs for
patients, patient families, team members, student interns,
community groups, and other interested health care professionals.
Develops educational tools such as handouts, pamphlets, booklets,
etc. Maintains knowledge of current trends related to exercise
physiology and cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and
contributes to the learning experience of students in health
Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes
and other quality monitoring and improvement activities in order to
better serve the customer needs and to improve the quality of
Oversees the exercise testing activities. Trains Exercise
Physiologists 1 in proper procedures for exercise testing and
formulating exercise programs. Documents competency of Exercise
Physiologists 1 in the area of exercise evaluation/prescription and
fitness instruction. May interact with other hospital leaders to
provide educational lectures for staff, fitness members and
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Ability to work independently and follow protocol.
Ability to define challenges, analyzes problems, and develops and
implements solutions in a proactive and positive manner.
High attention to detail in fast paced and dynamic environment.
Ability to multitask effectively while maintaining a high level of
Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees of
Demonstration of computer skills and the ability to troubleshoot
hardware and software issues.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Bachelor's
EXPERIENCE - 4 Years of Experience
Basic Life Support (BLS): Must have BLS and ACLS within 30 days of
hire or transfer.
Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , Exercise Physiologist 2, Other , Temple, Texas
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