JOBSUMMARY: The exercise specialist is responsible forconducting a variety of exercise tests on both our apparently healthy andclinical populations and establishing exercise interventions and programsresulting from these data. They are also involved in the delivery of movementand educational programs for our clientele, counseling for lifestyle changesand assisting members and patients as they attempt to adopt and maintain theirexercise programs.
Interacts effectively with clients/members/patients in the appropriate area of operation:
Greets each individual client/member/patient promptly and by name whenever possible.
Answers question related to exercise/clinical programming and prescription as needed.
Monitors client/member/patient progression through their exercise program or intervention.
Complete a minimum of one year of experience interacting with clients/members/patients
Demonstrates the ability to select, administer, and interpret the result of standard fitness/clinical related testing/evaluation procedures:
Selects and conducts appropriate fitness/clinical tests according to industry guidelines and department quality assurance standards.
Records results of fitness/clinical testing according to professional and department standards.
Appropriately interprets fitness/clinical test results, and utilizes data in formulating an exercise prescription.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to test high-risk/special population (i.e. cancer, geriatric, cardiac, pulmonary), according the professional and department standards
Complete a minimum of one year of experience in selecting, administering, and interpreting data.
Conducts exercise prescriptions and consultations competently and according to industry guidelines and department standards:
Demonstrates the ability to facilitate appropriate goal setting for the client/member/patient.
Prescribes exercises specific to the individual needs of the client/member/patient taking into account the individuals specific goals and any physical/physiological limitation that could impact their ability to exercise.
Records and enters data in the appropriate data management system to formulate the exercise prescription as appropriate.
Gives client/member/patient adequate feedback related to the exercise test according to department standards.
Monitors client/member/patient participation and adherence to their exercise prescription and program and modifies the exercise program appropriately according to industry and department standards.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to prescribe exercise to high-risk/special population (i.e. cancer, geriatric, cardiac, pulmonary), according the professional and department standards.
Complete a minimum of one year of experience formulating exercise prescriptions.
Provides education/consultation to patient, family and community:
Communicates functional impact of assessment findings, treatment, interventions, diagnosis and disease process.
Adapts communication to need/level of understanding of the audience and share appropriate information/literature.
Participates in providing community education as appropriate.
Complete a minimum of one year of experience providing appropriate education.
Completes timely and accurate documentation:
Meets department/VUMC standards.
Conveys pertinent medical information concisely using professional terminology and format.
Provides pertinent documentation as required by department.
Consistently maintains and monitors exercise equipment, floor, lab and related areas:
Completes documentation of exercise floor and/or equipment maintenance according to department standards.
Reports and documents health and environmental conditions which might compromise client/member/patient safety according to department policy.
Is proactive in facility maintenance, and helping to maintain equipment safety and integrity.
Conducts group exercise classes according to facility standards and guidelines:
Instructs group exercise classes and follows general framework and focus for each specific class.
Displays ability to modify activities/exercises as needed based on individual needs/limitation of class participants.
Provides input regarding new classes and/or opportunities to improve current classes.
Ensures appropriate safety precautions are in place, according to the needs of the participants
Demonstrates the skills to design, market and lead small group exercise programs for high-risk/special populations including those with health conditions or specific training needs (i.e. athletes, children)
Functions as an integral member of the Health Care Team:
Respects roles and professional boundaries of others.
Understands and complies with VUMC policies and procedures.
Continues to progress the skills of self and team by attending continuing education programs.
Provides timely, effective communication with all relevant members of the healthcare team according to HIPAA and VUMC policy.
Actively participates in quality assurance/improvement practices for the department and medical center:
Communicates and follows-up on opportunities to improve quality of the client/member/patient experience and outcomes, facility safety, and efficiency (including financial) of the department as observed.
Actively participates in specialty programming
Initiates or assists in design or revision of specialty program to better serve as a specific segment of customers
Coordinates specialty program or assist in delivery of program
Track and report program specific outcomes
Complete billing and documentation related to specialty program following department standards
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 yearexperience
Preferredcertifications must obtain within first 12months of employment:
AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist(CEP) or
RegisteredClinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) or
AmericanAssociation for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab (AACVPR) Certified CardiacRehabilitation Professional (CCRP)
certification requirement specific to department/role
Overview of VUMC PM&R
The department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is becoming a world-renownedprogram by empowering faculty to deliver innovative patient care at aquaternary academic medical center, conduct groundbreaking and collaborativeresearch with substantial federal grant funding, and train the next generationof health care providers and leaders. Our energetic team is rapidly growing.
Our Rehabilitation programs are actively involved incontinuous quality improvement through Focus Teams charged with the improvementof a service area through ensuring evidenced based practice, continuedcompetencies for staff, and consistency of practice and documentation.
The VanderbiltPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation Outpatient Physiatry Practice is locatedin the outpatient wing of Stallworth Rehab Hospital, at Vanderbilt UniversityMedical Center. We provide care management for a variety of muskulosketaland neurological conditions ranging from spasticity and chronic low back painto prosthetic assessment for amputees. Our clinic consists of a four exam roomsand two procedure rooms. The patient volume for the overall practice is,approximately, 3,000 visits annually.
Ourexcellent, service-oriented patient care is directed and/or delivered by thecollaborative, team-focused efforts of an interdisciplinary healthcare teamincluding Attending Physicians, Intern and Resident Physicians and Fellows. TheLeadership Team is comprised of a Medical Director, Clinic Manager,Administrative Director, a Nurse Administrator and an Administrative Assistant.Clinic staff members include Registered Nurses, a Medical Assistant and aPatient Services Specialist.
Locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals whocome to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilitieschallenged. It is a place where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learningand leading â is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know theyare part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride intheir work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advancehealth and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, andresearch.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Becausewe are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research,we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
USNews & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 HealthCare Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Educationand Training
TruvenHealth Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker'sHospital Review: oneof the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
TheLeapfrog Group: grade"A" in Hospital Safety Score
NationalInstitutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medicalresearch in the US
AmericanAssociation for the Advancement of Science: 12 facultymembers elected fellows in 2014
MagnetRecognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored inMiddle Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.