Supervises the 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. Implements and supervises the physical exercise program of patients in the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program at assigned location.*Proficient with EKG interpretation is preferred*
Schedules patients for entry into cardiac rehabilitation program.
Assists with the orientation, development of individualized goals and plan of care of new patients.
This includes the calculation of exercise prescription and home exercise programs based on stress test results to provide medically stable activities to each individual patient.
Supervises patients during outpatient exercise sessions, monitoring patients for inappropriate responses to exercises.
Provides individualized and group patient education in areas of expertise.
Performs warm-up, cool down exercises with patients.
Determines patient suitability for testing based on medical history, chart review, and resting EKG.
Contacts assigned cardiologist or patient's referring provider regarding more suitable tests.
Explains test procedures to patients and answers any questions.
Monitors patient condition during testing.
Supervises all exercise, pharmacologic, and metabolic stress tests including technical staff, exercise lab trainees, and students during testing.
Decides when to terminate testing or exercise session based on exercise lab guidelines.
Provides preliminary report for resting and exercise EKGs, blood pressure response, symptoms, and arrhythmias.
Contacts the appropriate personnel as necessary for seriously abnormal test results.
Consults with the exercise lab medical director or designate for clinical questions, as needed.
Initiates emergency procedures as necessary in accordance with the exercise lab and cardiac rehab policies.
Coordinates with the area programs to enroll patients into a Cardiac Rehab program.
Provides formal lectures about exercise testing, cardiac rehab, and related topics as needed for physicians, technical staff, and students.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Preferred)
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