Exercise Physiologist-Cardiology


Position Details

Department: PCCD | Cardio Diag and Non-Invas
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 831595
Posted On: 4/18/2024

Position Summary

This position works in the Heart Center at Phoenix Children`s Hospital. Core duties include exercise testing though may expand to include exercise prescription and rehabilitation. In addition to the clinical work there will be a focus on research, quality improvement, teaching and learning in a positive and collegial work environment.

Position Duties

  1. Exercise Stress Testing
    • Primary responsibility is to conduct exercise stress testing according to established guidelines at the Heart Center (main campus) of Phoenix Children`s Hospital. This includes all aspects of testing from the spirometry/pulmonary function, ECG analysis of rhythm, vital signs during exercise and metabolic VO2 data. Analyze data from testing and generate comprehensive clinical reports. Performs first echelon maintenance and calibration of medical instrumentation for exercise testing/therapy and data analysis. Patient populations include children with acquired and congenital heart disease, children with other non-cardiac illnesses and adults with congenital heart disease.
  2. Exercise Therapy
    • This is a future growth opportunity to Develop exercise prescriptions and conducts cardiac rehabilitation for identified clinical populations. Provides services and consultation for outpatients. Patient populations will be children and some adults with cardiac conditions.
  3. Research and Quality Improvement
    • Analyzes data and test measures for research projects. Participates in data management and analysis for research projects and publications/presentations under direct mentorship. Implements existing protocols under direct mentorship. Opportunity to prepare and present scientific reports (abstracts, manuscripts and articles). Collaborates with other investigators interested in exercise testing and therapy. Participates in departmental and hospital programs for quality improvement working with department management and the Medical Director to improve services provided.
  4. Non-Clinical duties
    • Coordinates and manages the basic day to day requirements of the lab. This may include supply management, calibration and QA of equipment as well as monitoring of the lab schedule. It may involve cleaning the equipment as needed between patients.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s degree in Exercise Physiology
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 6 months Clinical experience in a healthcare setting required.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ACSM certified clinical exercise physiologist (CEP/RCEP) eligible with completion within 6 months of hire.
2. Current BLS for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association.
3. ACLS or PALS certification
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Able to independently administering all portions of an exercise stress test including placement of ECG leads, performing necessary pulmonary function tests, monitor and appropriately terminate exercise.
2. Able to recognize heart rhythm abnormalities as well as vital sign abnormalities.
3. Basic computer competency required in order to navigate the electronic medical record.
4. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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