Exercise Physiologist

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Prisma Health
August 30, 2019
Columbia, South Carolina
Job Type


Exercise Physiologist


Orthopedic Rehabilitation Spec

Req Number



Full-time FTE 0.9 -1.0




10 a.m.-7 p.m., includes weekends

Job Details

Bachelors Degree Required
BLS for Healthcare Providers required

Job Summary:

Works with cardiac and pulmonary patients in a variety of settings.  This job encompasses a variety of responsibilities of cardiac imaging and rehabilitation services.  Determines exercise prescription on an individual basis for each patient.  Promotes exercise and activity aimed at assisting patients to return to pre-event level of conditioning.

All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work. 


Provides fitness and lifestyle assessment.  Responsible for development of exercise prescription, instructions and ongoing re-evaluation of activity until discharge.

May provide classroom education to patients regarding importance of exercise and increased activity, how to monitor activity, indications, and contraindications.

Responsible for monitoring patients during exercise, assessing equipment needs and providing recommendations to manager.

Performs pertinent chart reviews to determine appropriate activity levels.  Communicates plan to other care providers.

Recognizes the need for and makes appropriate interdisciplinary referrals.

Documents patient's physical activity as well as documenting vitals and clinical response.

Provides patient with self-monitoring tools as appropriate.

May perform a variety of stress tests to include routine treadmill stress tests, nuclear stress tests and stress echocardiography.

May prepare studies for interpretation and assign studies to correct physician.

Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, including discharge planning.  Participates in collection of outcome data.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science

Experience: 2 years preferred

Number and Type of Employees Supervised (optional): None

Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Certification may be required depending on job duties; Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.)

Special Training: Demonstrates clinical competency based on patient's age






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