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St. Luke's University Health Network Exercise Physiologist - Per Diem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Exercise Physiologist participates in the implementation of policy, programmatic and management goals. Responsible for the day-to-day planning and conducting of specific exercise and lifestyle management assessment and intervention for individuals participating in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality standards, programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards

  • Plans, conducts, and demonstrates specific exercise and lifestyle assessment and interventions including nutrition, weight control, lipid management, stress management, and smoking cessation

  • Designs and implements individualized goal-oriented exercise prescription for cardiac rehabilitation clients

  • Conducts new patient interviews which include but not limited to medical history, functional status, short and long-term goals, nutritional assessment, and emotional status

  • Provides patient education as it applies to cardiovascular disease risk factor modification

  • Designs individualized treatment plans for clients entering cardiac rehab and provides 30-day updates to the referring physician and/ or cardiac rehab. Medical Director

  • Assists cardiac rehabilitation nurse with ECG monitoring and rhythm interpretation

  • Participates in training medical and nursing personnel and allied health student interns. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information

EDUCATION:

Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology required.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP), or ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (RCEP), or AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist preferred. American Heart Association BLS Certification required. Proficiency in ECG rhythm recognition required. American Heart Association ACLS Certification preferred. One-year clinical experience Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Day or middle shift with varying hours based on the needs of the department.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (http://www.slhn.org/EOE)

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (http://www.slhn.org/) (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.

SLUHN has been named a Top Workplaces 2023 by the Morning Call. In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region, and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2023. In 2023, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania.

Learn More Here. (http://www.slhn.org/About)

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