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At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly 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 Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country. Additionally, with an ambulatory network that includes over 30 outpatient clinics, 200 employees, and a world-class staff of healthcare professionals, we are proud to provide a wide spectrum of primary and specialty care across the Greater Seattle Area.
UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (Physical Therapy Assistant 1) to join our outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program has operated for over 20 years. Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is staffed by a medically-trained, multidisciplinary team of nurses, exercise physiologists and dietitians, with oversight by a board-certified cardiologist. The Exercise Physiologist will play a key role providing case management, educating patients on cardiovascular health, and supporting patients in exercises designed to improve flexibility, body composition and cardiovascular functions.
SCHEDULE: The Exercise Physiologist will work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, day shift only.
Operate complex cardiac diagnostic equipment, including Holter monitor scanners, ambulatory recorders, stress testing equipment, and ECG machines
Monitor and troubleshoot equipment
Review patient's clinical record to obtain necessary information for performing, conducting and reporting all ECG lab diagnostic procedures
Monitor patient's hemodynamic responses to exercise
Demonstrate and teach patients the correct use of equipment
Provide physician or nurse practitioner with the essential information needed for patient care
Perform initial hook up of testing equipment
Follow protocol in performance of treadmill testing
Obtain vitals on patient during recovery phase
An Associate of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program; or equivalent education/experience.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology
1-2 years’ experience in stress testing or exercise physiology
ACLS Certification required within 3 months of hire
Cardiac Rhythm recognition experience
Arrhythmia recognition experience
EMR experience and EPIC EMR knowledge
American College of Sports Medicine Certification
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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