Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Job ID: 674739
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: 7am - 330p
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Cardiac Rehab_SMC
Location: , Altoona PA


UPMC Altoona - Clinical Exercise Physiologist - Altoona and Bedford location - Full time - 7am-330pm




Works in either or both inpatient and outpatient settings. Reviews patient charts and medical history, performs initial assessments, develops individualized treatment plans, administers exercise modalities, evaluates progress, and documents outcomes on patients in order to increase/improve overall functional capacity or, for most inpatients, to offset the detrimental effects of inactivity. Educate on disease states, recovery, smoking cessation and risk factor modifications. Maintains open communications with coworkers, physicians and other dept staff.


  • Completes evaluation and assessment of patients with accurate and adequate documentation
  • Conducts, organizes and participates in meetings, inservices and continuing education.
  • Consistently reports to work for regularly scheduled shift while adhering to designated start/end times of shift and meal periods. Proper utilization of PTO.
  • Demonstrates annual competencies as required by department
  • Developments and documents individualized patient treatment plan, accurate with respect to patient's age and medical history, its implementation and monitoring of progress and modifications as indicated.
  • Develops inpatient discharge plan and/or outpatient discharge plan with transition to either Phase III CPR or home/community fitness program. Inpatient plan includes recommendation to Phase II CPR as indicated. Outpatient CPRSs will see that progress toward goals at discharge is clearly and effectively communicated to patient and physician.
  • Plays an active role in developing, implementing and gathering outcome data for the annual quality improvement initiative.
  • Prepares for and responds to emergencies in a manner consistent with department guidelines
  • Promotes effective communication and demonstrates cooperation and teamwork within the department, the hospital and to other health care professionals.
  • Upon request by Manager, assists with staff development, orientation of new staff, special projects and community programs.
  • Utilization of clinical support staff (training, supervision and delegation) in a manner that both verbally and non-verbally promotes respect, confidence and a team atmosphere.


Graduate of an accredited Exercise Physiology or related program with a minimum Masters level preparation.

Two years recent experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is required. Active membership in professional organization(s) preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ACSM CEP, RCEP or related certification OR 5 years of recent Cardiopulmonary Rehab experience required CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.16 to $33.48

Union Position: No

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