The Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute Stress Lab offers an exciting setting for exercise physiologists, performing over 12,000 stress tests each year. A wide array of patients, including healthy preventive testing to more complicated cases involving many types of cardiac and pulmonary diseases, provide a challenging and educational experience.
Exercise Physiologists perform a variety of exercise and pharmacologic stress tests. Responsibilities include:
- patient ECG hook-up
- rest and exercise blood pressure monitoring
- 12 lead EKG interpretation
- ECG rhythm monitoring during testing
- Preliminary test interpretation
- equipment maintenance and calibration
- research data collection
- provision of technical support in emergency situations (BCLS).
Requires a Master's degree in exercise physiology, nursing or similar science-based allied health curriculum to include a 3-6 month clinical internship in stress testing. Requires good communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to provide physical assistance to patients during the testing procedures. Must be BCLS certified and have completed ACSM Exercise Specialist certification within one year of hire. Candidates need to demonstrate 12 Lead EKG interpretation and arrhythmia recognition skills. Previous work experience in stress testing is desirable.
For more information about opportunities for stress technicians at the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, contact Alyce Vendetti at 216/445-9369.