Exercise Physiologist

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Unit Description


Care Site Description
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
Fast Facts
  • Denver (estab.1873)
  • Largest acute care provider in Denver area
    • 2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
    • 371 beds
    • New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)

Services & Expertise

  • Breast Care Center
  • Cardiovascular Services
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Care
  • Weight Loss Surgery Center

Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.



Plans, develops, and conducts exercise and educational programs and provides clinical and therapeutic counseling for patients and families in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs utilizing the skills of physical activity and psychological assessment, evaluation and judgment.  Assumes primary responsibility for readiness to do physical activity and exercise prescription for patients in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs.

Promotes mission, vision and values of ESJH and SCL Healthcare.

Actively fulfills Best in the Nation goals.

Maintains clean unit, work space, and patient’s environment per regulatory and hospital requirements.

Demonstrates safe care within the clerical and patient care functions.

Communicates with all members of the healthcare team and patients and families, both in-person and via telephone.

Documents in accordance with regulatory, hospital, and unit guidelines.

Organizational, problem solving and prioritization skills.

Proficient key boarding and computer skills.

Handling of patient biomedical equipment.

Coordinates and contributes to patient plan of care through planning, implementation and evaluation.

Assists physicians and RNs by provision of information.

Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and interdepartmentally to facilitate that department’s/unit’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.

Admission and discharge of outpatient cardiopulmonary patients.

Incorporates division protocols for specific patient populations in planning practice and documentation per ESJH report card.

Patient assessment to include, physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, educational and other risk assessments of the individual patient.

Provides and coordinates safe patient care and promotes a safe environment of care.

Delegates as appropriate.

Provides patient and family education.

Care of both inpatient and outpatient requiring cardiac and pulmonary education and/or rehabilitation



Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology

One year experience in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology

ACSM Exercise Specialist Certification and/or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist





SCL Network Computers

Unit- based equipment

Telemetry Monitoring System


Stationary bicycle

Arm ergometer



Elliptical Trainer

Free weights

Pulse oximetery


BP cuff


ambulation carts

02 tanks


COR cart


Medium work. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.


Addition to the responsibilities described above, the role may include such other responsibilities, and duties as assigned from time to time, based upon SCL Healthcare needs or requirements.

Organization: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: SJD-Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 6/1/2017 10:57:30 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17003806
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