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UPMC Exercise Physiologist - PHCVI in Carlisle, Pennsylvania


UPMC Pinnacle Hospital is hiring an Exercise Physiologist! In this rewarding position, the candidate will support the inpatient. This position is based in Carlisle, PA. The hours are Monday through Friday, hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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 the 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 the basic interviews, 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 Echo's.

  • 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.


  • 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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