Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, the Exercise Physiologist position plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates all exercise and educational components of cardiac rehabilitation for both inpatient and outpatient. This position performs routine exercise treatments and procedures and related patient care support activities as established by the plan of care. The Exercise Physiologist position works with team members in assessing, monitoring and adjusting activities to optimize a patient's care and experience.


Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  2. Delivers high quality patient care as outlined in the patient's care plan, putting the patient's needs above all by providing a nurturing environment, continuous positive feedback and firm direction to achieve a positive outcome. (EF)
  3. Responds positively to requests for assistance from customers, employees and visitors, using clear and professional communication to facilitate problem resolution. Interacts with individuals in a supportive and respectful manner. (EF)


  1. Obtains applicable and relevant information prior to patient's treatment sessions. Provides education of plan of care to patients, family members, or caregivers (EF).
  2. Develops and implements treatment plans. Communicates and records patient's response to treatment plan. (EF)
  3. Provides instruction and educational material to cardiac rehab patients in a way that is easily understood by using handouts and/or brochures that provide clear, precise and accurate information either through daily one-on-one interaction or a class setting. Facilitates patients transition from inpatient to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, as applicable. (EF)


  1. Monitors patient's progress and modifies treatment as allowed by the plan of care, recognizing complications/limitations associated with certain procedures. Collaborates and communicates with the interprofessional team with any modifications to patient's treatment process, progress, and/or discharge planning. (EF)
  2. Ensures all equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF)
  3. Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations, and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. Collects and reviews quality metrics and analytics. (EF)


  1. Uses resources efficiently to maximize utilization of time and equipment. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks to meet the labor productivity standards. (EF)
  2. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures performed in a timely manner in the patient record. Enters charges for services provided as applicable. (EF)


  1. Participates in special projects and department initiatives and seeks opportunities to expand learning with a focus on continual development. Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis.Continually updates, as technology and heart care evolve, technical knowledge of exercise and other components of cardiac rehabilitation (heart disease, nutrition, stress management etc.). (EF)
  2. Participates and contributes on various department projects and activities which could include shared governance, staff development and expansion of services. (EF)
  3. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging co-workers and interprofessional team in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field of study
  • Master's degree preferred.


  • No experience


  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Amercian Heart Association ACLS within ninety days of hire/transfer


  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.
  • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, Hospital and Office software to maintain patient and exam documents.


Work AttireYes/NoUniformNoScrubsYesBusiness professionalNoOther (dept approved)No


On-Call* No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.


May require travel withinNoHouston Metropolitan area 


May require travel outsideNoof Houston Metropolitan area 

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Located in Northwest Houston, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is the first Houston Methodist community hospital to earn Magnet® status – and is ranked one of the Best Hospitals in the Houston Metro Area by U.S. News & Report. At Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, you’ll feel welcomed from day one by peers who share your commitment to delivering exceptional care. With leading-edge services like open heart surgery and advanced stroke care you’ll have the resources to thrive. Join us in Northwest Houston and discover how our I CARE values — Integrity, Compassion Accountability, Respect and a relentless commitment to Excellence come to life in careers that challenge, satisfy and reward like no other.

Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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