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Exercise Physiologist-Non Invasive Cardiology

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This posting is for a 1.0 FTE Exercise Physiologist to function in Non Invasive Cardiology primarily performing stress testing. There is no call, no holidays, no weekends, and no evenings. Varied shifts between the hours of 0730 and 1630.

Job Description

Job Title:  Exercise Physiologist Non-Invasive Cardiology

THis position is located in Lancaster, PA

Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks in Non-Invasive Cardiology at Lancaster General Hospital.  Primarily Perform Stress testing.  Varied Shifts between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm no evenings, weekends, holidays or on call.

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POSITION SUMMARY:  Performs multiple non-invasive procedures according to division standards while providing data to the Cardiologist for interpretation of procedures. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Case manages patients in Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab and Vascular Rehab exercise programs. Adheres to the Core Competencies of American Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
    • Adheres to Weight Management criteria.
    • Performs Nutritional Counseling
    • Performs Blood Pressure Management
    • Performs Lipid Management
    • Performs Diabetic Management
    • Performs Tobacco Cessation Management
    • Performs Psychosocial Management
    • Exercise Training Evaluation
  • Assesses areas of patient needs for reducing cardiovascular risk by developing Individual Treatment Plans and coaches patients to make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Performs exercise consults with patients.
  • Monitors patients’ hemodynamic responses to exercise.
  • Performs basic initial evaluation and orientation of new patients excluding the Phase 2 cardiac and vascular physical assessment
  • Monitors participants and reports inappropriate responses to RN or covering physician.
  • Educates patients formally (education classes) and informally (1:1) on risk factor reduction, cardiovascular health, and strategies for successfully improving health status.
  • Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the treatment program.
  • Provides exercise instructions related to proper technique for warm-up, cool-down, stretching, strength training and use of equipment.
  • Maintains exercise equipment ensuring functionality and cleanliness. Oversees repair and maintenance.

Specifically for Non-Invasive Cardiology positions:

  • Interprets and documents cardiac dysrhythmias.  Is able to independently apply, scan, analyze, and record holter monitors.
  • Analyzes 12-lead EKGs. Assesses for appropriate indications and contraindications of stress testing.  Independently performs and supervises stress testing under the direct supervision of the physician who is in the immediate vicinity or on the premises and available in case of emergency situations. Monitors and records vital signs.  Terminates exercise stress testing following department protocols.  Interprets exercise stress testing and obtains immediate physician review when indicated.  Completes exercise stress testing and holter monitor flow sheets.
  • Is able to apply holter monitors demonstrating proper electrode application with analysis of underlying arrhythmias.
  • Provides one-on-one instruction to new employees and students as directed by the Supervisor or Manager of Cardiology.
  • Initiates CPR and assists physician during medical emergencies



  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science or Kinesiology, issued by an accredited university or college.
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 3 months of employment.
  • Certification from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) in 1 year.
  • 1 year experience working with healthcare/wellness or Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology.


  • Three (3) years experience working in Cardiac Rehab specialty.
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology issued by an accredited university or college.
  • One year telemetry monitor skills.

This position requires a certification

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Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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LGH Full Time Posted on 07/27/2021