Dec 02, 2021

Exercise Physiologist

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Exercise Physiologist - (210002W7)


The Exercise Physiologist will conduct exercise stress testing and cardiac rehabilitation exercise sessions for inpatients and outpatients throughout our clinic sites in DC, MD, and VA. Will work collaboratively to achieve program goals.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree (Required)
Master's Degree Graduate degree in Exercise Physiology (Preferred)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year At least 1 year of related experience (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrates skills to work independently with all age groups and diverse cultures

Required Licenses and Certifications
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) Basic Life Support for healthcare providers (BLS) (Required)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 180 Days (Required)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) 180 Days (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Organizes and coordinates maintenance of the stress lab equipment
  • Perform daily checks and cleaning of equipment
  • Coordinate equipment servicing with program manager and biomed
  • Make recommendations to improve and update equipment as necessary
  • Maintain and inform program manager of supply inventory
Facilitates communication between physicians, customers, and scheduling
  • Coordinate scheduling of stress test with families as appropriate
  • Educate families on test preparation and attire
  • Disseminate results to referring provider, medical records, and MUSE system
  • Communicate daily with program manager
Demonstrates proficiency in all stress tests
  • Properly prepare patient for test.
  • Perform pulmonary function tests, VO2 max stress test, and stress echo.
  • Provide for cooling down and recovery of patients.
  • Recognize unstable situations and seek assistance.
  • Ensure accurate billing and records
Independently functions in the cardiac rehab program
  • Assist with ensuring standards of care and compliance with JC, CMS, HIPPA, ACSM, AACVPR, and DOH
  • Assist with obtaining national program certification with AACVPR
  • Evaluate medical history and physical status of patients
  • Assess baseline functional capacity and health factors for patients
  • Assist with developing and implementing appropriate plan of care using AACVPR and ACSM guidelines while considering individual disease limitations
  • Assist with initial, 30 day, and discharge assessments
  • Instruct patients in proper techniques and use of equipment
  • Monitor exercise session, assessing patient for inappropriate ECG, blood pressure, and heart rate responses
  • Complete session reports in appropriate system
  • Independently adjust adjust exercise treatment plan to progress patients according to patient goals, AACVPR and ACSM guidelines
  • Identifies and performs one-on-one patient and family health education, offering resources regarding disease processes, prevention, and home exercise
  • Communicate with referring provider updating patient's progress
Professional Development
  • Identify own learning needs and seek opportunities to meet those needs.
  • Participate in hospital educational opportunities.
  • Assist doctors with research involving the Stress Lab/exercise testing.
  • Provide information about exercise testing to Fellows.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: Heart InstituteRegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: M-F 8a-430p

Job Posting

: Sep 21, 2021, 12:51:31 PM