UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist - O/P Cardiac Rehab

    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/16/2018 2:16 PM)
    Full Time
    7416 O/P Cardiac Rehab
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Case Management, includes but is not limited to:

    • Case manages patients in the Phase 2 CR and Supervised Exercise programs.
    • Assesses areas of patient needs for reducing cardiovascular risk by developing Individual Treatment Plans and coaches patients to make healthy lifestyle changes.
    • Performs exercise and/or lifestyle consults with patients.
    • Partners with referring physicians in providing care by informing MDs of patients’ progress and pertinent health issues.


    Patient Care / Exercise Planning, includes but is not limited to:

    • Monitors patients’ hemodynamic responses to exercise.
    • Leads and performs warm up and cool down exercises.
    • Demonstrates and teaches patients correct use of equipment.
    • Answers participant questions about exercise and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
    • Monitors participants and reports inappropriate responses to RN or covering physician.
    • Performs basic initial evaluation and orientation of new patients excluding the Phase 2 physical assessment.


    Patient / Staff Education, includes but is not limited to:

    • Educates patients formally (education classes) and informally on risk factor reduction, cardiovascular health, and strategies for successfully improving health status.
    • Provides education to participants and staff in area of expertise in mobility, balance, proper exercise and stretching techniques.


    Communications, includes but is not limited to:

    • Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the treatment program.
    • Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner by progress notes, letters and verbal communication as appropriate. 
    • Updates MD referrals on Supervised Exercise participants annually.
    • Writes yearly progress reports to Supervised Exercise participants’ physicians.
    • Charges and collects monthly fees from LIFE and Supervised Exercise participants.



    Education Background

    • Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Physiology, or Health Education.

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • BLS required, ACLS required within 3 months of hire.
    • American College of Sports Medicine Certification preferred.

    Work Experience

    • Prior relevant experience in adult fitness and cardiac rehab.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Arrhythmia recognition.
    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to the age of patients and employees served on the assigned unit/department.

    Physical Abilities

    • Able to stand for long periods of time.

    Physical Demand Level:  Heavy

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

    Lift / Carry

    50 to 100 pounds occasionally

    25 to 50 pounds frequently

    10 to 20 pounds constantly


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.





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