Exercise Physiologist

Outpatient Pulmonary Services  
Day Shift 

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

Evaluation, coordination, and exercise educational planning of the Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehab patient. Position focuses on risk reduction, behavior intervention, and lifestyle modification.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Other Field Related to Science/Health
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Certified in Basic Life Support or certified within 3 months of employment (Bi- annual CPR recertification).
Required Training: Advanced knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, risk-factors and behavior modification strategies as related to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitative Services;

Experience in providing individual and group educational programs for patients and their families that promote positive health behaviors;

Annual mandatory Safety and Compliance Training in E-Train;

Competency skills maintenance in performing Cardiac Rehab monitoring and interpretation of various EKG rhythms;

Basic Computer Skills.

Essential Functions

  • Develops, coordinates, implements, documents patient progress, therapeutic response, and follow-up on all phases of the Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehab Programs.
  • Coordinates patient incentive programs.
  • Assist in new patient evaluation, orientation, and follow-up including graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, body composition analysis, lipid analysis, and exercise session explanation.
  • Assist in supervision of the exercise sessions including exercise prescription upgrades as necessary.
  • Assist in patient record keeping, patient attendance, patient progress notes, and posting of charges.
  • Participates in the educational opportunities offered to the patients.
  • Assist in orientation of new employees and students.
  • Participiates and contribues to the departmental and organizational CQI process.
  • Displays appropriate skills in the use and maintenance of departmental equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment for the patients.
  • Assesses patients for possible signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to exercise.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of program development (Community presentations, Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, Vascular Rehab, etc.)
  • Responsible for updating staff and patients to new trends in exercise therapy.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary rehabilitation staff meetings.
  • Provides a good role model for the type of lifestyle Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehabilitation promotes.
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
  • Conforms to Service Excellence and Expectation Policies.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform professional assistance, exercise observation and training, and comfort and safety measures that are appropriate to the following patient populations:  Adults – 18 years thru 65 years.         Geriatric – 65 +
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina