Exercise Therapist

Location
Connecticut, United States
Posted
10 May 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2020
Ref
60752BR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Position Focus:

The Exercise Therapist 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.

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, ≥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?

Occasional

Evening Hours Required?

Occasional

Drug Screen

No

Health Screening

No

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Note

Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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