VHC Health

ID 2022-9709
Category Allied Health
Job Locations
US-VA-ARLINGTON
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Varies
Department : Name
EKG

Overview

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Exercise Physiologist, EKG Outpatient Pavilion

 

Come join our Perioperative Services team in the new, state-of-the-art, 230,000 sq. ft. Outpatient Pavilion, in Arlington, VA! This new site-of-care (as seen below) is scheduled to open May 2023 and will host 6 ORs, 6 GI Rooms and 3 Procedural Rooms. As our campus expands, now is the time to get your foot in the door and grow with VHC Health!

 

Outpatient Pavillion

 

We are looking for a Exercise Physiologist that will provide quality care in setting up and supervising stress tests in Heart Stations and Nuclear Medicine. Responsibilities include demonstrating clinical knowledge in physical assessment, performing high quality cardiology stress testing and 12-Lead EKGs, knowledge in EKG rhythms and kinesiology/exercise science, and providing clerical support among other duties. 

 

Come join a hospital dedicated to you and your career!

 

VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in “Best Hospitals” in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology or in a related field required.
  • Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Two years of Cardiovascular stress testing experience preferred.
  • Two years of Cardiopulmonary rehab experience preferred.
  • American Heart Association ACLS Certification required. 
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Clinical Area or Certified Exercise Physiologist preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and Understanding of Cardiac anatomy and medications for hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
  • Performs Bruce protocol, Modified Bruce protocol, & Lexiscan stress tests and stress echo (exercise and pharmacologic) for Nuclear Medicine & the Heart Station departments.
  • Monitors patient’s vitals at rest and during exercise by taking their blood pressure and observing heart rate and blood pressure response with exercise.
  • Evaluates & documents: EKG during rest and exercise, functional capacity of exercise tolerance, blood pressure response with exercise, heart arrhythmias, signs or symptoms during exercise, the reason for terminating the stress test, EKG ST changes, and overall impression of the stress test.
  • Explains exam to the patient and addresses any questions or concerns.
  • Recognize the need for and follow established protocols for requesting a physician's order, or obtaining medical attention for a participant in distress and/or other participant issues.
  • The ability to approach problems or challenges rationally with patience, professional ethics and with the understanding of role boundaries. Seeks appropriate resource in unclear situations.

Benefits

  • Paid Major Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Undergraduate Student Loan Repayment
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Health Fitness & Education Class Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Benefits
  • Hospital Discount for Employees and Family
  • VHC Retirement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free onsite parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Career Coaching
  • Family Leave
  • 401(k) + Match
  • and much more!

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