National Jewish Health is currently seeking a full-time Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiologist to join our growing cardiology service. This position will have a high level impact in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common and unusual respiratory and cardiac diseases. The thorough studies performed will increase the skill level of the Exercise Physiology due to our population of patients with pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, COPD, cardiac sarcoid, and other cardiac diseases. You will work with a team of two other full time physiologists, a dedicated nurse practitioner, and physicians that are available daily for your consultation.
Great Perk! This position is a Monday through Friday, day shift position. No nights, weekend, holidays or on-call schedule!
Why National Jewish Health? Non-sectarian National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. We are known worldwide for the treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research.
If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!
Responsible and accountable for supervising and performing quality cardiopulmonary stress testing in accordance with the standards set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) and The American Thoracic Society (ATS0. This position works within interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care for the patient.
- Supervises and performs high quality cardiopulmonary stress testing to assist the physician in the diagnosis of cardiopulmonary conditions in accordance with ACSM and ACC/AHA standards.
- Prepares and completes all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.
- Performs thorough patient screening and appropriately reports any patient safety issues.
- Participates in quality improvements processes on an on-going basis.
- Performs all related responsibilities associated with Pulmonary Physiology testing to include operating and maintaining equipment in accordance with hospital and department safety policy and procedures.
- Keeps up to date and current with recommended guidelines from the ACSM and ACC/AHA and ATS to assure safe, high quality patient exams.
- Provides guidance to less experienced staff to assure high quality exams on all patients.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
- Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology required, Master's Degree preferred
- Minimum of 2 years of experience as an exercise physiologist in a clinical setting required
- Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CCES) or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) required within 6 months of hire.
- BLS required.
- ACLS required.