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Exer Physiologist

Req #:  116204
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology/Cardiac Rehab
  • Clinically appropriate skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with internal and external customers
  • Proficient in telemetry monitoring and arrhythmia interpretation
  • Computer skills
  • Able to teach classes to 15-20 people
  • ACLS Certification
  • BLS Certification
  • Frequent bending, reaching, and lifting effort up to 50 lbs. related to patients.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening disease.
  • Ability to work designated shifts, including weekends.
  • Ability to travel between sites of care (inpatient and outpatient) in a single work day.



If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
Integrates the components of clinician, teacher, and consultant. Serves as a role model for the Cardiac Rehabilitation patient and family. Demonstrates expertise in basic emergency cardiac care measures. Assesses, treats, and cares for patients demonstrating an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process. Assesses the needs and responds to customer while demonstrating an understanding of the differences as a result of the aging process.

Accountabilities:
Demonstrates the ability to appropriately assess the patient in a systematic way to assure safe and effective exercise documents patient assessment and teaching.
Conducts exercise sessions.
Demonstrates the ability to evaluate and revise the patient exercise plan as needed and documents revisions according to policy and procedure.
Accepts responsibility for development and professional practice.
Participates in research, development and implementation of new programs related to cardiac risk reduction.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago