Oct 14, 2021

Exercise Physiologist - Cardiac Rehab

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description


Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Exercise Physiologist (Per Diem, Day Shift) to work in the Cardiac Rehab Department at the Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle, WA.

The Exercise Physiologist assists in the development and enhancement of comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and related programs for CardioVascular Wellness Services that meet established AACVPR, AHA and ACSM standards. Clinical responsibilities include providing instruction on and monitoring of exercise therapy, development and consultation of exercise prescriptions, exercise and risk factor modification education both in the classroom and individually. Administrative responsibilities include working with and directly supervising student interns. The Exercise Physiologist serves as a resource to the multidisciplinary team in matters relating to exercise, exercise prescription, and risk factor modification.

In this position you will:

  • Provide individualized health-coaching and mentoring appropriate to individual’s need and program protocol.
  • Develop and update personalized exercise prescription based on GXT, risk stratification and/or medications, and patient tolerance.
  • Lead onsite exercise classes, monitor and document subjective and objective responses to exercise.
  • Deliver a la carte exercise consultations and evaluations
  • Document patient variances, changes in condition, and follow-up. Maintain communication with RN, referring physician and rest of team.
  • Perform as speaker for patient education classes, community events and/or hospital inservices as appropriate.
  • Act as resource for participants and staff in matters pertaining to exercise prescription, therapy and risk factor modification.
  • Assist with assurance of appropriate use of National Standards of Care in terms of policies, procedures and practices of the multidisciplinary approach to cardiac rehabilitative care as related to exercise, dietary modification, stress management and education.
  • Remain current in field and scope of cardiovascular risk reduction, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment options through continuing education, literature review and maintaining certification requirements.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Cardiac Rehabilitation or related field.
  • Prior work experience interpreting GXT’s, formulating and updating personalized exercise prescriptions, and risk factor and behavior modification.
  • Demonstrated work experience in interpreting GXT’s, formulating and updating personalized exercise prescriptions, and risk factor and behavior modification.
  • Current certification in the following is required: AHA BCLS, ACLS, and ACSM Exercise Specialist Certification.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Cardiac Rehabilitation or related field.
  • 2 years Bachelor’s Degree: minimum of two (2) years experience.
  • 1 year Master’s Degree: minimum of one (1) year experience handling own participant caseload in cardiovascular risk reduction and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation or related field.

About the Cherry Hill Campus:

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

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Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill James Tower (WA197) 550 17th Ave Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 311199