Prepares initial/progressive exercise prescription based on the patient's medical record, graded exercise test, clinical condition, and clinical assessment. Revises exercise prescription based on patient's response to therapy. Collaborates with physician and Registered Nurse in care of the patient in Phase 1 (inpatient) and (Phases 2 and 3) outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. Measures and evaluates patient's physiological and symptomatic response to exercise. Educate the patient/family, staff, Hospital personnel, and community regarding cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation benefits in chronic disease management.
Master's degree in exercise physiology required; concentration of studies in cardiac/pulmonary rehab/preventive medicine preferred.
Current certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP). If not certified at the time of hire, must be eligible for certification and obtain certification as a CEP within 12 months of hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, or ability to obtain certification within three months of hire.
Fundamental understanding of personal computers and familiarity with the Windows operating system and Microsoft software programs.
Previous work and/or internship experience in cardiac/pulmonary rehab.
Experience in exercise prescription, education, and counseling participants with chronic disease or individuals with risk factors for coronary artery disease.
Internal Number: #4322
About St. Clair Health
St. Clair Hospital is a highly honored, independent, 329 bed acute-care medical center that provides advanced, high quality health care to the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. A member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, St. Clair has 600 physicians and 2,500 employees. St. Clair Hospital is the largest employer in Pittsburgh’s South Hills.