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Exercise Physiologist, Sole Charge - BC Children's Hospital

Exercise Physiologist, Sole Charge

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The Exercise Physiologist, Sole Charge, is the only regular employee of this discipline/profession at Children’s and Women’s and evaluates patients’ responses to exercise and provides and implements exercise prescriptions based on the results of patient’s exercise stress tests or metabolic tests and clinical status.

What you’ll do

  • Perform cardiopulmonary exercise testing involving the use of the metabolic cart, treadmill, cycle ergometers or six-minute walk test.
  • Ensure patient safety during exercise testing, responds to complications and modifies exercise for cardiopulmonary limitations. In the event of adverse symptoms, discontinue the test immediately.
  • Select the appropriate testing protocol based on the data required and patient history.
  • Explain the test and possible side effects to the patient and his/her parent(s).
  • Assess patient by means such as interpretation and evaluation of clinical stress and metabolic test data and cardiac investigations e.g. MIBI, ECHO etc.
  • Review patient history including medications with the physicians to determine potential risks with testing.
  • Provide interpretation/application of results of exercise stress testing for the patient’s physician, the patient and their family, and other health care professionals.
  • Provide exercise prescription such as aerobic and strength exercises and establishes progression of exercise training based on initial and on-going patient assessment.
  • Design, conduct and supervise exercise sessions such as interval training and graduated return to exercise programs that meet the goals of the individual given the limitations of their cardiopulmonary status.
  • Consult with cardiologist as required.


What you bring



  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology or a related health science.
  • Two (2) years of recent related pediatric experience as a clinical exercise physiologist in a tertiary care cardiac centre, including practical clinical experience with metabolic/VO2 testing and interpretation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligible for certification with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as an exercise specialist and eligible for registration with the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CACR).
  • CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level I.
  • Knowledge of 12 lead ECG interpretation, arrhythmia interpretation.


You also have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with patients, families, team members and the community.
  • Work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Eestablish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Carry out the duties of the position.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Teach.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (until March 16, 2022)
$33.13 to $41.43 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0800-1600

Requisition # 116808


What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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