VCU Health System's Noninvasive Cardiology North Ground is seeking a PRN/Hourly Exercise Physiologist Depending on the work assignment, may administer physician-ordered cardiopulmonary exercise assessments including exercise and pharmacologic cardiac stress tests and/or develop & guide exercise treatment plans for patients with chronic diseases primarily including but not limited to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic disorders. Recognizes and responds immediately and appropriately to potential emergency situations that may arise, and makes clinical decisions about safety and contraindications of assessment/testing/training procedures.
Administers prescribed cardiopulmonary assessments or formulate and carry out rehabilitation prescription; exercises judgement to adjust testing/exercise parameters; and determines when to resume or terminate assessments/exercise based on clinical observations and established protocols.
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or related allied health
Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)*
*must successfully obtain certification within the first 6 months of employment
Current ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification
Current CPR (BLS-C)
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Two (2) years or more of experience in exercise testing of clinical cardiopulmonary populations (not athletes or apparently healthy populations)
or cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation environment
Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or related allied health field.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.