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Lead Exercise Physiologist - Bedside - Atrium Health Cabarrus

Concord, NC, United States
Job ID: 41952
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11141004830321-Nursing - 4GJ Medical/Surgical
Location: AH Cabarrus Main - 920 Church St N

Overview

Job Summary

Assess, plan and direct patient mobilization and exercise programs in an inpatient level setting.  Coordinates the activities within the department with emphasis on patient experience, safety, operational efficiency, service recovery, performance improvement, and compliance with regulatory requirements under the supervision of the department leader. 

Essential Functions

  • Works closely with other disciplines and specialties within the department and facility as well as patients and families to assure a cohesive approach to patient care. 
  • Assesses the patient for contraindications and readiness for mobilization and exercise by reviewing the medical record.
  • Develops, implements, and performs patient mobilization and exercise programs
  • Coordinates care with nursing or therapy services as appropriate
  • Explains the role of mobilization to patient/family procedure, verifies the order, and confirms patient identity
  • Performs mobilization of patient and aids in adaptive positioning to maximize safety and performance.
  • Monitors patient's performance and tolerance to mobility and exercise program.  Adjusts plan as medically indicated.
  • Assess and measure for appropriate durable medical equipment.
  • Documents daily treatment notes and patient/family education.
  • Notifies of nursing or provider of changes in the patient’s condition, performance, and response to treatment
  • Communicates patient's status to nursing, clinical staff, therapy services, nurse manager, or operations manager.
  • Coordinate care with patient's schedule and treatment
  • Coordinates daily activities of staff and flow within the department
  • Assists leader as needed with coordination of communication through huddles, rounds, and other types of meeting to exchange information and promote dialogue. 
  • Researches, analyzes, and recommends solutions to patient flow and scheduling issues.
  • Collects, analyzes and reports PI projects
  • Collects monthly data and teammate productivity.
  • Responds to stressful and emergency situations in a prompt manner. Takes appropriate action to initiate emergency measures.
  • In coordination with related staff may also cross train.

Physical Requirements

Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job duties. Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretcher. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to laterally transfer patients 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer patients. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, googles, gowns and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors. Works in fast-paced clinical environment. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s Degree preferred. ACSM-CEP (Clinical Exercise Exercise Physiologist) or ACSM EP-C certification required. Current and successful completion of BLS and ACLS required. Working knowledge of medical terminology required.  Minimum 3 years appropriate experience in related field required