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Position Details

Department: PCCD | Cardio Diag and Non-Invas
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 734300
Date Posted: 3/7/2023
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

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.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. 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.
  2. Exercise Therapy
    • 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Non-Clinical duties
    • 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.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s degree in Exercise Physiology Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Clinical experience in a healthcare setting required. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ACSM certified clinical exercise physiologist (CEP/RCEP) eligible with completion within 6 months of hire. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. 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
2. Able to recognize heart rhythm abnormalities as well as vital sign abnormalities. Required
3. Basic computer competency required in order to navigate the electronic medical record. Required
4. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
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