Tri-City Medical Center


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PD .2
Work Schedule
Cost Center/Dept
7593 - Cardiac Rehab

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Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.


Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community’s needs.


Position Summary:

The Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a professional caregiver who performs patient assessment, and develops, implements, and evaluates effectiveness of an exercise prescription for patients.  The EP provides education to patients, families, and caregivers regarding risk factor modification, lifestyle changes, nutrition guidelines, stress management, medication understanding and compliance, and exercise guidelines.  The EP may assist in the supervision of student interns and volunteers, as needed by the department.  The EP works with other staff members to deliver safe, goal-oriented exercise sessions, teaches strength training classes, leads chair yoga and meditation classes, and other clinical activities of the program.  The EP provides services in a manner consistent with TCMC’s mission and values, and demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to patients’/caregivers’ rights, as identified within the institution.


Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
  • Develop patient exercise prescription and parameters based on clinical information and assessment
  • ECG monitoring and interpretation.
  • Educates patients and significant others regarding exercise theories and guidelines, nutrition guidelines, healthful lifestyle changes, stress management, and risk factor modification.
  • Oversees exercise sessions and adapts exercise prescription appropriately.
  • Assists with patient enrollment, billing, attendance, discharge planning, communication with other healthcare professionals, and outcome measures.
  • Assists with adherence of AACVPR certification guidelines and re-certification process.
  • Teaches group strength training, yoga, and meditation classes to all levels of participants in program. 


  • Tele monitoring experience/rhythm recognition experience, preferred (Proficiency required within 1 year).
  • Certification, experience, or training equivalent in group exercise, personal training, and/or lifestyle and wellness coaching, preferred.
  • Experience in exercise program planning, supervision, and counseling, required.
  • ECG monitoring experience/rhythm recognition, preferred (proficiency required within one year).


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or related field, required.
  • Master’s degree, preferred.


  • Current BLS, required.
  • Current ACSM - Exercise Specialist certification, preferred.
  • Current ACLS certification, required within 6 months of hire. 


Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


**To protect the health of patients and staff, and to comply with the new State of California mandates, all job offers are contingent on the successful engagement in the TCMC COVID-19 vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral.)**

TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.


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