As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Lead Pediatric Cardiac Exercise Physiologist (FULL-TIME), to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for: providing graded exercise testing, counseling, and exercise prescription to children with varying degrees of illness. Provide supervision and evaluation to patients referred for supervised exercise. Serve as a resource person for the hospital and community physicians regarding physiological and exercise issues. Participate in counseling in the preventive cardiology clinic. Lead responsibilities include, but not limited to, coordination of staffing schedules based on patient complexity, evaluation of exercise protocols to ensure evidence based practice, evolve clinical practice to match patient complexity, and design, implement and conduct clinical and basic research projects and protocols. Responsible for participating in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation. Additional responsibilities include scheduling patients, patient care activities, and performance of the exercise laboratory services.
Coordinate daily operations of the exercise lab, including, but not limited to, scheduling of patient testing, overseeing all aspects of exercise lab testing and communicating with all vendors to ensure quality control and functioning of all laboratory equipment.
Act as liaison with referring physicians and assist Medical Director with coordinating intradepartmental referrals.
Ensure competence in the training and supervision of personnel as well as coordinate internship programs for students.
Record and generate reports to be distributed to referring physicians and medical records.
Economical Utilization and maintenance of medical equipment and supplies.
Assure proper usage, maintenance and cleaning of exercise lab equipment in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and Nemours' Policies Procedures and Practices.
Participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement working with department management and the Medical Director to improve services provided.
Provide age specific and appropriate care to infants, children and adolescents.
Make recommendations, when appropriate, for exercise programning and/or nutritional counseling.
Coordinate research related studies and follow up, participating in documentation, publication and presentation of research study results.
Evaluate the functional capacity of patients with a variety of medical conditions.
Utilize the metabolic cart, spirometer, 12-lead ECG, blood pressure cuff, and pulse oximeter to assess functional capacity.
Teaching of interns and residents through didactic and “hands on” experience.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years' hospital exercise physiology experience required.
AHA BLS required upon hire.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.