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Exercise physiologist - disease management

Duke University Health System

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Duke University Health System
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Job Description
Duke Raleigh Hospital Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke. Occ Summary

Develop, coordinate and implement exercise related programs including requirements. marketing, research, and internships. Provide exercise-related education for patients and the community. Responsible for all exercise science standards needed to meet regulatory and credentialing

Work Performed

Level I Level II - Performs all Exercise Specialist duties and diagnostic testing independently as required by work site. - Assist with oversight and daily operations of clinical and non- clinical programs. - Assist manager with program compliance, benchmarking and performance improvement. - Able to teach most/all offered land and water based group exercise for low, medium, and high risk clients. Mentor and train other staff in group exercise. - Required to have clinical knowledge of disease management programming multiple co-morbidities. - Responsible for exercise prescription development for all patient populations - Mentor and lead others in the department (employees and interns) - Direct responsibility for all exercise requirements indicated in cardiac rehab state license, AAVCPR national and ACSM guidelines, if required at work site. - Recognizes symptom changes/signs of problems and knows the appropriate medical response and processes. Initiates first responder care. - Active in program certification process and regulatory agency review according to work site. - Assign and implement lectures, fitness classes, marketing and other materials as needed for each work site. - Lead Process Improvement initiatives and benchmark responsibilities for program changes. - Clinical oversight regarding exercise for all patients at all risk levels. - Able to teach all land and water based group exercise for all risk level patients. - Serves as master trainer to other staff in area of group exercise and evaluates staff regarding group exercise. - Functions as a Team Leader in supervising and program oversight. - Implement processes to ensure compliance with state, national and organizational safety requirements. - Takes responsibility for program compliance issues. - Collects, process and interpret program data to support both medical coverage and administrative support. - Has knowledge of industry standards. - Serve as principle investigator for research projects, which may include supervision of research and publication. - Present exercise knowledge at national or regional conferences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Stay current with certifications and attend continuing education events. required. Review current research and update materials as needed A high level of professionalism and knowledge of exercise programming is

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Master's degree in Exercise Physiology or Exercise Science. Bachelor's degree plus RCEP credential accepted


Level I: Minimum 1 yrs applicable experience, prefer 2 Level II: Minimum 3 yrs applicable experience (leadership experience preferred).

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I: ACLS required (must attain within 6 months of hire date); ACSM Clinical Certification as Exercise Specialist or Health Fitness instructor (must attain within 6 months of hire date) Level II: ACLS required; ACSM Clinical Certification as Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


About the employer
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.