Rehabilitation - Baystate Health
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Rehabilitation
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
The Department of Healthcare Delivery and Population Sciences at Baystate Medical Center Invites applications for a research minded Exercise Physiologist. We welcome applicants who have a background in human subjects research and exercise physiology.
The successful candidate will work with cardiac rehabilitation expert Dr. Quinn Pack on three NIH clinical trials. The funded projects are all aimed at implementing healthcare interventions for improving patient outcomes. This is an excellent opportunity for a post-doc looking for hands-on experience with NIH grants or for a clinical exercise physiologist looking to add new skills and challenge themselves. The successful candidate will bring their strengths to work with a supportive, skilled, and collaborative team to implement the three clinical trials.
The PACE SETTER clinical trial (R01AG077179) is comparing an exercise prescription in cardiac rehabilitation based on either exercise testing with a target heart rate, or usual care exercise using only ratings of perceived exertion. The STOP-NPT3 (RO1HL15685-01705) implementation trial will use a nurse practitioner-led tobacco treatment team to help patients quit smoking, while also assessing the economic impacts of the intervention. The Ambulation trial (1R01AG073278) will test the value of regular ambulation in hospitalized patients among 3,000 patients at 6 hospitals. For more information about these trials, see reporter.NIH.gov and search using the grant number.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to promote exercise and health promotion research, recruit and implement the study interventions, and assist with preparing and publishing scientific manuscripts under the direction of the principal investigator. This position is fully grant funded through 2027. The position includes the opportunity for training related to the funded grants, and for conference presentation travel. The successful candidate will be based in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts at Baystate Medical Center; this is not a remote position.
Responsibilities will include:
– Maintains accurate patient program data and assists in outcomes measurement/management.
-Conducts thorough assessments and monitors inpatient and outpatient patients enrolled in the NIH clinical trials.
-High level management of text message and survey systems as related to grants
-Perform standard physical functional assessment tests (e.g., 6-minute walk test)
-Record study data onto case report forms and transcribe into electronic capture system (REDCap)
–Develop target heart rate range exercise prescriptions for enrolled study participants
-Monitoring progress and response to exercise via assessment of blood pressure, ECG, perceived
exertion and patient symptoms. Directs care accordingly
-Opportunity to become a certified tobacco treatment specialist and provide tobacco treatment counseling to hospitalized patients who smoke
-Performs other research duties as necessary.
ACSM CES Preferred; ACSM RCEP Preferred.
PhD or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or related field is required. Experienced Bachelor’s Degrees are also welcome to apply.
1 to 3 years clinical setting outpatient and inpatient is strongly preferred.
Research education and/or experience is strongly preferred.
Able to work independently/autonomously and handle high volume and multiple task assignments in an organized fashion. Exceptional patient and customer service skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Displays enthusiasm and confidence with an ability to motivate self and others. Desire to learn new skills aimed at improving healthcare delivery. ECG Interpretation, Arrhythmia recognition is strongly preferred.
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Bachelor of Science (Required), Master of Science
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association, Basic Life Support – American Heart Association
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