Exercise Therapist

Connecticut, United States
18 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

University Job Title
Research Associate, Exercise Therapy

Bargaining Unit
None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type
Part time

Duration Type

If Fixed Duration, Period
1 year from date of hire

If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?

Other Fixed Duration Date

Compensation Grade
Clinical & Research

Compensation Grade Profile
Research Associate, Exercise Therapy (P4)

Work Location
Medical School Campus

Worksite Address
367 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Work Week
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family
Clinical, Research Res Support, Research/Support

Total # of hours to be worked:

Position Focus:

The Exercise Physiologist will be responsible for implementing a mobile-based cardiac rehab intervention at the Yale site after participants are identified and enrolled at either of the 2 Yale-affiliated hospitals

PLEASE NOTE:  This role is scheduled for 15 hours per week and is a non-benefit level position.

Essential Duties

  1. Perform baseline (in-hospital) exercise therapy counseling visits with study participants. 
  2. Prescribe personalized home exercise programs, including setting of activity targets based on participant’s needs and reviewing home exercise data of all research participants.
  3. Make periodic (weekly) phone calls with participants to review exercise data and to provide counseling on promoting physical activity, for the duration of the study intervention.
  4. Be available for periodic (as-needed) electronic communications with participants through the Moving Analytics mobile health (mHealth) software application. 
  5. Responsible for monitoring all participants through the mHealth dashboard for 3 months and report any identified adverse events or symptoms to the PI and research team.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy or similar (e.g., Exercise Kinesiology) from an accredited program of study.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to prescribe a personalized home exercise program, including setting of activity targets based on participant’s needs and reviewing home exercise data of all research participants.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to learn and administer mobile health software to research participants. Working knowledge of wearable activity monitoring devices (e.g. FitBit), portable electronic tablets, and mobile health technology features, including chat messaging and data management through the web-based dashboard.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to work independently and with confidential matters while interacting with patients and health care providers.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact comfortably with research and clinical staff.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree in Physical Therapy or similar field, and more than 1 year experience in practicing physical therapy or rehabilitation.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Physical Therapist Temp Permit- Connecticut State, Physical Therapist License – Connecticut State.

Weekend Hours Required?

Evening Hours Required?

Drug Screen

Health Screening

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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