Exercise Stress Physiologist - 2209754
Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State region (formerly CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York, Crystal Run Healthcare and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
The Exercise Stress Physiologist / Holter Monitor Analyst is responsible for performing diagnostic cardiovascular stress testing examinations for cardiac function and holter monitor report preparation(s). In addition to cardiac testing, the Exercise Physiologist is responsible for performing pulmonary function testing (PFT) using pre and post spirometry and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to determine lung volume capacity.
- Performs a daily visual check of stress testing rooms and equipment for safety and functionality. Troubleshoots all minor equipment problems
- Performs diagnostic checks on AED/defibrillator equipment
- Correctly identifies patients using patient name and date of birth per policy and procedure
- Properly identifies diagnosis and reason for testing. Screens EMR and verifies there is physician order and prescription. Verifies consent is signed by patient
- Screens female patients 55 years old or younger for pregnancy. Screens for breastfeeding
- Properly identifies and achieves target heart rate for each patient undergoing stress testing. Appropriately monitors and stops stress testing based on patient’s ECG, verbal, physical and emotional condition and/or physician’s order
- Properly identifies patients who are candidates for pharmacological stress testing
- Maintains Radiation Safety and ALARA
- Demonstrates proficiency on patient chest prep and ECG placement. Familiarizes patients with tests to be performed and preparation for the test
- Demonstrates proficiency operating Exercise Testing System (ECG and Treadmill/bicycle)
- Monitors and evaluates patient’s vital signs and ECG measurements during and post-procedure. Submits all diagnostic information to ordering or reading physician for interpretation
- Knowledgeable in identifying ECG abnormalities
- Disconnects IV line and removes IV catheter
- Assists cardiology staff in connecting holters on patients. Understands and operates holter analysis software for ECG processing. Downloads holter information, scans ECG data for critical results and recognizes artifacts and removes artifacts from patient’s holter report
- Reports and documents all critical results in accordance to practice guidelines
- Performs other tasks as required for the effective and efficient functioning of the Practice when directed to do so by Supervisory and Managerial personnel
- Prepares and connects respiratory mouthpiece for patient and explains breathing maneuvers prior to commencing testing for pulmonary function testing
- Monitors and evaluates patient’s physical and emotional condition during PFT/CPET testing and makes appropriate coaching techniques to obtain a quality study
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
- Certified Exercise Specialist or Clinical Exercise Physiologist by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Basic Life Support certification
- 1+ years of clinical experience in a hospital or cardiology practice
- Basic ECG Interpretation proficiency
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
New York Residents Only: The hourly range for New York residents is $23.22 to $45.43 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug – free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.