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Exercise Physiologist

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of exercise programs for pediatric cardiology patients\. Assesses cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise for cardiac and musculoskeletal rehabilitation\. Assists with the creation of educational materials and sessions for patients and their families\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Responsible for assisting in exercise testing\. Familiar with equipment being used and responsible for keeping it sterilized\.

+ Administers exercise stress tests in healthy pediatric patients and those with congenital heart disease\.

+ Evaluates a patients overall health, with special attention to cardiovascular function and metabolism, under the direction of a physician\.

+ Ensures patient safety at all times\. Makes decisions about termination of the exercise test by monitoring heart rate, ECG changes, oxyhemoglobin saturation and blood pressure\. Performs any needed emergency procedures\.

+ Generates test report by transferring data from exercise equipment to report form, with subsequent interpretation by physician\.


+ Bachelor's Degree


Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or related allied health field \.

Current ACSM or ASEP Certified Exercise Specialist must be obtained within six \(6\) months of hire\.

Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology or related specialty preferred\.

Approximately 2 years of experience in cardiac rehabilitation environment or related area\.

Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Excellent communication skills \(both verbal and written\)\.

+ Patience and a high capacity for empathy and perseverance\.

Licenses and Certifications

+ Board Certified Exercise Physiologist \(EPC\)

+ BLS Certification \(issued by the American Heart Association\)

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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