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Professional - Clinical

Exercise Physiologist

Austin, TX, US
    Position: Exercise Physiologist
    Talent Area: Professional - Clinical
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Austin, TX, US
    Department: ATXNC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
    Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p
    Job ID: 409585

We are searching for an Exercise Physiologist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will assume responsibility for the Exercise and Laboratories. Your duties are performed in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the patient population served, primarily pediatric patients ranging in age from neonate to adult with varying degrees of acuity.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Qualifications:

• Master's Degree Exercise Science (Or Comparable) With Specialization In Exercise Physiology Required
• PALS - Cert-pals Preferred
• ACLS - Cert-adv Cardiac LS ACLS Preferred
• ACSM-CER - Cert-acsm Cer Personal Trainer Preferred
• 1 year of experience in clinical exercise testing and exercise ECG interpretation preferred
• 1 year of previous experience in a clinical or hospital setting
• 1 year of previous experience in Laboratory and personnel management preferred

Responsibilities:

• Schedule cardiopulmonary exercise tests, document necessary patient information, and inform the front desk when appropriate
• Prepare for the exercise test. Functions include: review of patient charts for medical history and reason for test, assembly of red folder and necessary forms, entry of patient information into the ECG and metabolic carts, performance of gas and volume-flow calibration on metabolic cart, and set up of the bed, electrodes, and mouthpiece
• Explain the cardiopulmonary exercise test procedure to patient and parents in a manner that is appropriate for the patient
• Ask parents to read and sign the informed consent carefully, and answer any questions or concerns they might have regarding the risks of the test
• Prepare the electrode sites by cleansing the skin with alcohol, drying the skin, and exfoliating the skin at the electrode sites with sandpaper by lightly rubbing the skin to remove dead skin cells
• Attach the lead wires using the modified MasonLiker electrode placement sites
• Perform necessary gas and volume/flow calibrations on the metabolic cart on a daily basis
• Assure that laboratory equipment is functioning properly
• Assure that adequate supplies are ordered as needed
• Collaborate with the Manager and Medical Director to standardize departmental policies and procedures for the Exercise Lab as needed and as documented by updated policies and procedures
• Establish and implement projects to promote current research in exercise science as it applies to the clinical setting
 

About Texas Children’s

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. 

Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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