Part Time Exercise Physiologist/Specialist

Job description

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

DHFC EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Working title: Part Time Exercise Physiologist/Specialist

WORK PERFORMED

  • Serve as Lifestyle Counselor for all eligible Duke Health and Fitness Center members. This includes program orientation, exercise prescription, goal setting, equipment orientation, charting of pertinent client information and ongoing updates of individual exercise prescription.
  • Provide exercise leadership by teaching group exercise such as land aerobics, indoor cycling, water aerobics, arthritis classes, strength and flexibility classes for special populations.
  • Train less experienced staff in variety of group exercise classes.
  • Train clients on individual basis through Personal Training program. Training may include on-going instruction and/or demonstration on strength and/or cardiovascular equipment, as well as a written individualized exercise plan.
  • Provide peer review evaluations to other personal trainers.
  • Provide excellent customer service by being available on the fitness floor to answer questions, to motivate, to correct form and to guarantee a safe environment.
  • Consult with clients in basic behavior modification and risk factor reduction including exercise, nutrition, stress management and facilitate referral to appropriate specialist when indicated.
  • Monitor vital signs as appropriate, such as resting and exercise heart rate, rating of perceived exertion, blood pressure, blood glucose, oxygen saturation, rhythm strip and symptoms. React appropriately to clinical information and client feedback. Triage skills developed for all major clinical populations (coronary disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) Respond appropriately to all medical emergencies.
  • Ability to interpret and apply clinical test results and reports.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of fitness-related educational programs and events, such as member retention events, health fairs and promotions. Furnish lectures in community settings.
  • Administer fitness tests including body composition, muscular strength, endurance, agility, balance and flexibility.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above.
  • Perform all duties and tasks according to HIPPA guidelines.

Special Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, Physical Requirements or Other Factors

Risk factor modification, lifestyle management and change, exercise prescription for special populations; experience leading group fitness classes; exceptional organizational, customer service and communication skills, ability to teach basic triage skills, and project management.

Licenses, Certification or Registration Required:

Basic Cardiac Life Support and AED

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

Develop, coordinate and implement exercise related programs including marketing, research, and internships. Provide exercise-related education for patients and the community. Responsible for all exercise science standards needed to meet regulatory and credentialing requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Level I

Performs all Exercise Specialist duties and diagnostic testing independently as required by worksite.

  • Assist with oversight and daily operations of clinical and nonclinical programs.
  • Assist manager with program compliance, benchmarking and performance improvement.
  • Able to teach most/all offered land and water based group exercise for low, medium, and high risk clients. Mentor and train other staff in group exercise .
  • Required to have clinical knowledge of disease management programming multiple comorbidities.
  • Responsible for exercise prescription development for all patient populations
  • Mentor and lead others in the department (employees and interns)
  • Direct responsibility for all exercise requirements indicated in cardiac rehab state license, AAVCPR national and AC SM guidelines, if required at work site.
  • Recognizes symptom changes/signs of problems and knows the appropriate medical response and processes. Initiates first responder care.
  • Active in program certification process and regulatory agency review according to work site.
  • Assign and implement lectures, fitness classes, marketing and other materials as needed for each work site.
  • Lead Process Improvement initiatives and benchmark responsibilities for program changes.

Level II

  • Performs all Exercise Specialist duties and diagnostic testing independently as required by worksite.
  • Assist with oversight and daily operations of clinical and nonclinical programs.
  • Assist manager with program compliance, benchmarking and performance improvement.
  • Able to teach most/all offered land and water based group exercise for low, medium, and high risk clients. Mentor and train other staff in group exercise.
  • Required to have clinical knowledge of disease management programming multiple comorbidities.
  • Responsible for exercise prescription development for all patient populations
  • Mentor and lead others in the department (employees and interns)
  • Direct responsibility for all exercise requirements indicated in cardiac rehab state license, AAVC PR national and ACSM guidelines, if required at work site.
  • Recognizes symptom changes/signs of problems and knows the appropriate medical response and processes. Initiates first responder care.
  • Active in program certification process and regulatory agency review according to work site.
  • As sign and implement lectures, fitness classes, marketing and other materials as needed for each work site.
  • Lead Process Improvement initiatives an d benchmark responsibilities for program changes.
  • Clinical oversight regarding exercise for all patients at all risk levels.
  • Able to teach all l and water based group exercise for all risk level patients.
  • Serves a s master trainer to other staff in area of group exercise and evaluates staff regarding group exercise.
  • Functions as a Team Leader in supervising and program oversight.
  • Implement processes to ensure compliance with state, national and organizational safety requirements.
  • Takes responsibility for program compliance issues.
  • Collects, process and interpret program data to support both medical coverage and administrative support.
  • Has knowledge of industry standards.
  • Serve as principle investigator for research projects, which may include supervision of research and publication .
  • Present exercise knowledge at national or regional conferences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Stay current with certifications and attend continuing education events. required.

Review current research and update materials as needed A high level of professionalism and knowledge of exercise programming

Level Characteristics

Preferred Minimum Qualifications

Education

Master's degree in Exercise Physiology or Exercise Science.

Experience

Level I: Minimum 1 yrs applicable experience, prefer 2 Level II: Minimum 3 yrs applicable experience (leadership experience preferred).

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I: ACLS required (must attain within 6 months of hire date); ACSM Clinical Certification as Exercise Specialist or Health Fitness instructor (must attain within 6 months of hire date) Level II: ACLS required; ACSM Clinical Certification as Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field required.

Experience

Level I: No previous experience required. Level II: Minimum 1-year applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Level III: Minimum 2 yrs. applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I: BLS certification Level II: BLS; ACSM certification (must attain certification within 1 year of hire) Level III: BLS (ACLS preferred), ACSM Clinical Certification as Exercise Specialist required

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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