Develops individual exercise, training, and nutrition programs to provide treatment for patients. Conducts fitness testing to assess physical condition. Sets up and checks equipment for stress testing and administers tests to patients following established procedures as directed by a physician. Prepares and secures electrodes to ensure interpretable results; explains methods and procedure to patient while evaluating patient's total condition throughout the tests. Records and calculates all necessary parameters and interprets ECG tracings for diagnostic purposes. Interprets test results and makes recommendations for improvement.
Bachelor's degree in Clinical Exercise Field required, Master's degree preferred.
Two years of direct cardiac and or pulmonary patient care experience in acute or rehabilitation setting preferred.
Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation Internship of 400 or more hours in length preferred.
Experience with computers to include use of all Microsoft Office Programs.
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification, preferred (American College of Sports Medicine Registry).
Verbal ability to facilitate communication with professional medical staff, patients and their families and the public.
Able to provide leadership and direction within her/his duties for the optimal functioning of the team.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.