This position works in the Heart Center at Phoenix Children`s Hospital. Core duties include exercise testing though would expand to include exercise prescription and rehabilitation. In addition to the clinical work there will be a focus on research, quality improvement, teaching and learning in a positive and collegial work environment.
Exercise Stress Testing
Primary responsibility is to conduct exercise stress testing according to established guidelines at the Heart Center (main campus) of Phoenix Children`s Hospital. This includes all aspects of testing from the spirometry/pulmonary function, ECG analysis of rhythm, vital signs during exercise and metabolic VO2 data. Analyze data from testing and generate comprehensive clinical reports. Performs first echelon maintenance and calibration of medical instrumentation for exercise testing/therapy and data analysis. Patient populations include children with acquired and congenital heart disease, children with other non-cardiac illnesses and adults with congenital heart disease.
Develops exercise prescriptions and conducts cardiac rehabilitation for identified clinical populations. Provides services and consultation for outpatients with possible expansion to inpatients. Patient populations will initially be children and some adults with cardiac conditions.
Research and Quality Improvement
Analyzes data and test measures for research projects. Participates in data management and analysis for research projects and publications/presentations under direct mentorship. Implements existing protocols under direct mentorship. Opportunity to prepare and present scientific reports (abstracts, manuscripts and articles). Collaborates with other investigators interested in exercise testing and therapy. Participates in departmental and hospital programs for quality improvement working with department management and the Medical Director to improve services provided.
Coordinates and manages the basic day to day requirements of the lab. This may include supply management, calibration and QA of equipment as well as monitoring of the lab schedule.
Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
-Bachelor`s degree in Exercise Physiology (REQUIRED)
-Clinical experience in a healthcare setting (REQUIRED)
-ACSM certified clinical exercise physiologist (CEP/RCEP) eligible with completion within 6 months of hire (PREFERRED)
-Able to independently administering all portions of an exercise stress test including placement of ECG leads, performing necessary pulmonary function tests, monitor and appropriately terminate exercise (REQUIRED)
-Able to recognize heart rhythm abnormalities as well as vital sign abnormalities (REQUIRED)
Internal Number: 453146
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
With a medical staff of nearly 1,000 specialists, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the country, and the most comprehensive children's care facility in the state. We provide inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 75 subspecialties.