Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Exercise Physiologist in New York, New York

Exercise Physiologist

Job Posting Number: 20759

Allied Health – All

New York,NY

April 30, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are:

The Exercise Oncology Service (Ex-Onc) conducts clinical trials to study the efficacy of structured exercise training interventions on cardiovascular outcomes in individuals before and during cancer treatment, as well as following the completion of therapy, across a broad range of cancer diagnoses.

The second major focus of our program is investigating whether exercise training is an effective treatment for cancer. We adopt traditional laboratory approaches to elucidate the effects and underlying mechanisms of exercise training on cancer progression as well as to determine whether exercise alters the response to conventional and novel cancer therapeutics. This information allows us to design more-effective clinical trials that test a precise “dose” of exercise in selected patient populations most likely to benefit from exercise training.

You are:

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

  • Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels.

You will:

  • Implement and effectively monitor protocol-specific exercise training sessions in the Exercise Oncology Service’s research studies, in adherence with the best practices.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of clinical exercise physiology practices and program infrastructure to effectively support Ex-Onc research protocols.

  • Utilize appropriate monitoring techniques and technologies to optimize training sessions and assess resting and exercise vital signs and symptoms, including heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

  • Calibrate, operate and maintain exercise training equipment (e.g., treadmill, ergometers, sphygmomanometer, scales, heart rate monitors, resistance machines).

You have:

  • A Bachelors degree in Exercise Science or related field

  • 2 years of professional or practical educational experience (ie: internship) in exercise prescription implementation and individualized exercise training in special populations

  • Experience in exercise testing preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to accurately measure resting and exercising heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and subjective measures of intensity (ie: RPE, Dyspnea, etc)

  • The ability to conduct a safe exercise training session, ensuring appropriate monitoring of physiological parameters and providing encouragement and support throughout a session

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, or Sport or exercise coaching certification a plus

Hours: Monday-Friday; Flexibility is needed between 7:00am-8:00pm

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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