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Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.
What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
- Excellent paid time off
As an Exercise Physiologist with Michigan Medicine, you will work directly with patients at the following seven stress testing and 2 cardiac rehabilitation locations; Cardiovascular Center, Dominos Farms, Brighton Center for Specialty Care, West Ann Arbor, Canton Health Center, Briarwood building 5, Northville Health Center. You will work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment with physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other medical professionals to determine patients’ needs and monitor progress to ensure the best care is coordinated. The Exercise Physiologist’s is responsible for being able to conduct the following areas:
- Knowledge of principles and details of clinical exercise testing, including proper lead placement, cardiovascular medications, etc.
- Conduct and interpretation of 6-minute hall walks, cardiopulmonary exercise tests, stress echocardiograms, routine treadmills, and research stress tests.
- Knowledge of appropriate indication for exercise testing.
- Knowledge of appropriate contraindications, risk, and risk assessment of testing.
- Ability to promptly recognize and treat complications of exercise testing, including cardiac arrhythmias.
- Knowledge of various exercise protocols and indication for each.
- Knowledge of basic cardiovascular and exercise physiology including hemodynamics response to exercise.
- Possess the knowledge and skills for each of the core competencies (patient assessment, nutritional counseling, weight management, blood pressure management, etc.).
- Identify, respect, and care for patients expressed needs.
- Educate patient based on educational needs and interest.
- Empower patients.
- Cooperate, collaborate, and communicate with multidisciplinary team to ensure care is continuous and reliable.
- Understand and implement basic exercise safety design principles.
- Knowledgeable of exercise prescription guidelines and recommendations for healthy populations, cardiac and pulmonary diseases, and other special populations.
- Conduct health related screenings and fitness testing.
- Assists in obtaining, evaluating, and reporting outcomes.
- Be an advocate for disease prevention, wellness, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
- Contribute to the advancement and promotion of services through participation in professional associations, writing articles for publications, and representing the Medical Center in community activities.
- Monitor patients’ vital signs and be prepared to perform CPR or other necessary emergency first aid procedures, while seeking appropriate medical assistance.
- May supervise work of other exercise physiologists, including hiring, evaluating performance, and discipline.
- May train staff and students in new or revised work methods and procedures.
- Effective documentation skills, in multiple systems: LSI, Epic, Apollo, GE, Medgraphics Ultima.
- Bachelor’s in exercise physiology, exercise science or a related field.
- Certification in BCLS and ACLS upon hire.
- Experience in clinical testing, exercise prescription and evaluation.
- Master’s degree in exercise physiology, exercise science, or a related field.
- Health education and wellness program experience.
- Six months cardiology experience and/or an exercise science/kinesiology internship.
- One-year experience in both stress testing and cardiac rehabilitation.
- Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
- Experience with health education, coaching, and wellness programs.
- Experience with research.
The schedule for this position will be full time day shift, with varying shifts from 7:00am-6:00pm, however, you may be asked to work an occasionally to 8:30pm. Occasional weekends may be required.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.