Baystate Health Exercise Physiologist Proficie in Westfield, Massachusetts

Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct access to world-class technology, diagnostics, and specialists as a proud member of Baystate Health. Together, we passionately work to ensure that our patients have access to exceptional health care, close to home. An ideal combination of “high tech” and “high touch,” a staff of highly trained and compassionate nurses and medical support personnel complements an outstanding medical staff.

Clinical Decision Making - Utilizes the professional code of ethics with patient and family to establish patient and family relationship(s). Performs initial assessment and collects medical history information to identify appropriate patient needs and goals. Establishes plan of care with patient/family input and prioritizes the delivery of patient care. Documents, revises and ensures follow through with plan of care focusing on patient needs and goals, participation and response to plan of care. Assumes responsibility for continued learning to enhance clinical practice. Provides patient and/or family education based on individual needs and goals. Knowledge of appropriate exercise prescription skills for diverse patient population with multiple conditions and/or complications. Knowledge of discharge plan for patient and family from both inpatient and outpatient setting.

Therapeutic - Knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups: Neonate, Infant/toddler, Children, Adolscent and Adult. Identifies patient and/or family concerns and seeks assistance for patient and/or family needs. Aware of patient and family rights. Maintains an environment that is safe for the patient. Identifies patient's physical, psychosocial and emotional needs that interfere with and/or enhance the rehabilitative process. Assess cultural diversity and addresses these aspects of care. Acknowledges the need for various communication styles.

Patient/Family Learning Needs and Education Process - Aware of patient and/or family learning needs. Aware of barriers to teaching (such as cognitive ability, linguistic or sensory deficits). Uses appropriate internal/external educational resources. Initiates transition planning for patients from inpatient to outpatient setting and seeks assistance as needed. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups and applies developmental theories and concepts when planning and implementing care for patients. Demonstrates the ability to present educational information to patient and/or family in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Health Care Team Relationships - Seeks assistance and is willing to be taught and/or coached. Utilizes professional communication to establish and maintain effective relationships. Participates in team meetings and/or discussions regarding patient care and/or practice issues. Knowledge of multidisciplinary approach to patient's plan of care.

Resource Utilization - Identifies specific resources within health care system to facilitate the care of patient and/or family.

Program Development - Supports the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team in implementing new programs. Participates in staff meetings or individual program meetings. Complies with departmental programs and productivity requirements. Participation in identification of departmental goals. Provides ideas/topics for programs, classes, research, etc. Participates in data collection for outcome measures for specific programs. Adhere to system and department compliance policies, and any applicable laws and regulations.

Program Development - Performs initial, followup and end of program evaluations. Performs periodic care plans in order to update the participants exercise, education and/or treatment plans. Develops exercise prescriptions for diverse population. Develops individual and group educational plan for participants, including lecture, guest speakers and/or educational materials. Collaborates and communicates with the staff and multidisciplinary team regarding program updates, participants progress and plan of care. Responsible for data collection and database management. Evaluates and organizes program outcomes in a formal presentation. Explores marketing opportunities within as well as outside BMC in order to promote program.

Bachelors or Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology or Exercise Science required

ACLS & BLS Required

Hours/Schedule: Per Diem, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job ID: 83477

Location: Westfield, Massachusetts

Full/Part Time: Per Diem

Regular/Temporary: Regular