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Exercise Physiologist Job Description

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Exercise Physiologist Job Description

We are searching for an Exercise Physiologist for our healthcare facility to handle our patient exercise programmes' management. Our rehabilitation programmes can make a significant difference to the lives of individuals with chronic health issues, and you will be responsible for patient intake, interviews, and developing bespoke treatment plans. Your duties will include gaining an understanding of each patient's abilities thru cardiac stress testing. You will then create a plan of stretches and physical exercises to enable the patient to reach their realistic goals. You will provide nutritional guidance to support the patient's efforts. You must have an ACSM credential and a degree in exercise physiology to be eligible for this role.

Exercise Physiologist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct patient intake interviews
  • Create and implement treatment plans for patients
  • Instruct patients on how to exercise
  • Share how patients can support their efforts with nutrition
  • Document patient progress and test results
  • Use exercise testing to determine the physical limitations and abilities of each patient
  • Issue exercise plans to help patients move towards their goals
  • Schedule follow-up appointments

Exercise Physiologist Skills and Requirements

  • ACSM-CEP or ACSM-EP credential
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification, obtained within 90 days of the hiring date
  • Clinical experience in exercise physiology or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Ability to interpret and monitor EKGs
  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology or exercise science
  • Master’s degree or equivalent clinical experience in clinical exercise physiology

Personalising Your Exercise Physiologist Job Description Advise

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Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.

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