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Exercise Physiologist job

AMITA HealthChicago, IL
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Company Description

AMITA Health is a faith-based healthcare network in Illinois, with 19 hospitals, 23 immediate care centers, 80 clinics and outpatient facilities and 25,000+ associates. The name AMITA is inspired by words from several languages and embodies the core values: friendship in Italian, honesty and truth in Hebrew, and spiritual light and boundlessness in Hindi. If you are passionate about bringing care to people, and would like to make a positive impact on your communities, you will feel at home with AMITA Health. Professional opportunities, career advancement potential, comprehensive training, and competitive wages add up to the employment package of AMITA Health, focusing on paid time off, medical plan, disability plan, life insurance, flexible spending, employee assistance, wellness program and retirement plan.

Job Description

Requisition ID: 68590

Ministry: Presence Resurrection Med Cntr

Location: Presence Resurrection Med

Location Address:

7435 West Talcott, Chicago, IL 60631 United States (US)

Department: 20120235 Cardiac Rehabilitation RMC

Daily Hours: 8

Standard Hours: 0

Employment Status: PRN / Registry

Employment Type: Regular

Shift: Day



The Exercise Physiologist develops, implements, and coordinates exercise programs and administers medical tests to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation patients. Assesses patients' physical fitness, develops individual exercise programs and monitors patients during exercise to determine progress.


* Explains programs and specific diagnostic tests to educate patients in process, gain their cooperation and allay apprehensions. Interviews patients to obtain vital statistics and medical history. Documents results in patients' records.

* Writes initial and follow-up exercise prescriptions for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation inpatients based on individual patient needs and capabilities. Specifies equipment and discusses correct use of equipment and routines.

* Conducts individual and group aerobic, strength and flexibility exercises. Observes patients and program participants during exercise for signs of stress.

* Documents patient care interventions and outcomes in real time.

* Monitors patients' progress, communicates progress to patient, family, other staff members and physicians.

* Teaches behavior modification classes, such as stress management, weight control or other health related subjects.

* Provides patient and/or family education regarding home exercise programs.

* Attaches patients to stress testing equipment and records pre-test data to use for baseline measurements. Attaches electrodes to patients according to testing protocol.

* Records output and results from treadmill including angle and speed, EKG, Blood pressure and discomfort and/or pain.

* Performs related clerical or environmental duties as required including recording patient charges for services and maintaining section equipment.
* Checks supplies and equipment for proper function and adequate supply per departmental policy.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


Does Not Supervise Employees

Directly supervises employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the

organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or GED required.

Master's degree in Exercise Physiology preferred. Three months on the job training and experience to become familiar with department policies, procedures and protocols related to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation preferred.

Computer Skills

Basic computer knowledge required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CPR and ACLS certifications required.

Business Unit: Presence Resurrection Med Cntr

Job Function: Rehabilitation Services


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


  • Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.
  • Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.
  • Interpret exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes.
  • Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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