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Position works on an as needed basis and schedule flexibility is required as position hours vary depending on participant schedules and the needs of the P.I. and grant.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is with the Program in Physical Therapy.
Individual works on the medical campus and travels to community exercise facilities and participant homes.
Reliable means of transportation is required.
This exercise trainer position provides skilled support for a trial of aerobic exercise for adults with Parkinson disease.� Responsibilities include implementing the study intervention protocol under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), co-investigators and clinical research coordinator.� Provides supervised aerobic exercise sessions and conducts study screenings and assessments.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under supervision of the PI, co-investigators and clinical research coordinator, implement an aerobic exercise protocol.
Deliver prescriptions for aerobic exercise.
Explain aerobic exercise principles to study participants.
Understand unique requirements to train adults, including seniors, with Parkinson disease issue. Identify problems and/or inconsistencies in implementing the protocol in this population and work with study team on a resolution.
Conduct study-related assessments.
Monitor participant compliance with exercise intervention guidelines as well as research requirements of regulatory agencies.
Instruct participants in safely using training equipment in laboratory, gym and home settings.
Make appropriate modifications to exercise prescription.
Prepare and distribute intervention materials and equipment as needed. Maintain appropriate record keeping and organization of information and data.
Collect and evaluate study data in conjunction with study intervention team.
Support the study team in procuring and documenting data obtained from participants (e.g. data entry).
Lead discussion of participant progress in team meetings.
Assist in writing and organizing study materials.
Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein, including but not limited to:
Work closely with the study team to ensure IRB/protocol requirements are met and recommend corrective action as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Minimum of one year experience working in a personal training or adaptive training capacity.
Current certification by nationally recognized personal training organization (ACSM or similar).
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field (e.g. exercise physiology).
Experience working with older adults.
Minimum of one year of clinical research experience.
Graded exercise testing (resting and exercise blood pressures).
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact with individuals of varying ages, fitness levels, education and race/ethnicity backgrounds.
Initiative, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and efficiently.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Portray respect, kindness, patience and positivity to given population.
Ability to handle confidential matters and information discretely.
The hiring range for this position is $17.48 - $22.29 and will based upon available grant funding and experience.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include cover letter, resume, and at least 3 professional references. The cover letter can be included as the first page of your resume upload.
Regular exposure to confidential patient information and records
Normal office environment
Patient care setting
Exposure to moving machinery
Direct patient care setting
Typically sitting at desk or table
Typically bending, crouching, stooping
Typically standing or walking
Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G07.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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