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Exercise Physiologist

  • Job ID: 907166718
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Cardio Rehab East Shore
  • Location: 2808 Old Post Rd, Harrisburg PA 17110
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.53 to $32.28 / hour


To develop and implement an individualized exercise prescription for clients involved with cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation. Work with to screen/assess clients whom participate in other programs within the wellness center, such as the surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs


  • Refer patients to ancillary services as needed.
  • Assist with community initiatives as required.
  • Counsel patients regarding cardiac risk factor modification.
  • Assist with the implantation of Employee and Community Wellness Programming.
  • Coordinate an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with the Staff Nurse, Dietitian and Behaviorist.
  • Supervise exercise sessions.
  • Respond to emergency situations utilizing ACLS protocol.
  • Maintain documentation of patient status and services provided according to departmental procedure.
  • Evaluate and update the patient's treatment plan according to individual needs and physiological responses.
  • Maintain departmental standards of care and participate in continuous quality improvement.
  • Develop and implement exercise prescriptions under the supervision of the Medical Director.
  • Screen/assess other patient populations regarding exercise habits and development of exercise programs (i.e.: surgical and non-surgical weight loss clients).
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.



  • Required Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science / Physiology or related field.
  • Master in Exercise Science/Physiology or a related field preferred. 
  • 1 year of clinical experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office or equivalent.)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ACSM certification(s) preferred.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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