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Exercise Physiologist - PHCVI

  • Job ID: 109965925
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Cardiology Section
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.53 to $32.28 / hour


This position performs all relevant duties related to the care and safe performance of patients undergoing Stress Testing (Nuclear, Stress Echo, Treadmill). Will also be involved in patient follow-up of finalized reports.



  • Assesses patient's clinical history prior to testing using EMR. Researches and documents patient history to include current medications and relevant limitations to safe Nuclear cardiac stress testing.
  • Prepares patients for Nuclear Stress testing by performing basic interview, measures blood pressure and heart rate, performs baseline EKG and assesses hearth and lung sounds.
  • Monitors stress tests, including nuclear medicine stress tests and Stress Echos.
  • Recognizes physical limitations of the patient as well as symptoms limiting the patient's exercise capacity.
  • Notifies physician of critical abnormalities during stress test.
  • Communicates test results to patients and referring physician.
  • Responds appropriately to life-threatening emergencies by assisting nursing and medical staff in a code situation.
  • Assists in the operation of the external defibrillator and suction equipment as directed by nursing or medical personnel during a code situation.
  • Understands and is proficient in the safe execution of all protocols utilizing treadmill stress testing and pharmacological stress testing. Operates and troubleshoots EKG machines and treadmill stress equipment.
  • Understands the pharmacological effects of medications utilized in Nuclear stress testing and antidotes which may be required to counteract these effects.
  • Understands radioactive decay and radiopharmaceutical biodistribution as they relate to Nuclear stress testing.
  • Adheres to all HIPAA guidelines and regulations.
  • Attends job related in-services and seminars as necessary. Completes duties relating to accreditation as assigned.



  • Minimum of BS in Exercise Science (or its equivalent).
  • Knowledge of Cardiac A&P, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Risk Factors.
  • Skilled in the operation of stress testing equipment and in the recognition of normal and abnormal EKG tracings.
  • Maintenance of CE as required by Accreditation and/or licensing bodies.
  • Masters degree in Exercise Physiologist and ACSM certification preferred.
  • Prior experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) OR Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • 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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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct