This position is responsible for leading the KNOCKOUT and HyperGEN exercise sessions, for exercise studies of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). This position also includes providing telephone coaching, and in-person coaching, for behavioral change interventions, primarily focused on home exercise.
Coordinating and conducting treadmill exercise sessions with enrolled study participant subjects including starting and stopping the sessions, and monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, and symptoms during the sessions.
Contacting enrolled study participant subjects by telephone, to administer study questionnaires and assess outcomes.
Participating in all aspects of organizing, managing, and up keeping data including collecting, processing, and analyzing.
Implementing behavioral change interventions to assist with home-based exercise interventions. Both in-person and telephone contact with study participant subjects is required.
Participating in laboratory meetings, including presentation of ongoing findings.
Communicating with, and informing, research supervisors on an ongoing basis of work progress, and the development of problems or concerns with laboratory data analysis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology or Physical Education, with a focus on exercise and fitness, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Formal training as an exercise physiologist.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Training and experience in cardiac rehabilitation, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Skills/abilities to engage study participant subjects effectively, to help them achieve behavioral change.
Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.
Coachability - Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
Collaboration - Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team.
Collegiality - Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Initiative - Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
Meets deadlines - Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines.
Multi-tasking - Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36929
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