• Exercise Physiologist

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2019 11:18 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    We are seeking an Exercise Physiologist for the MSK Optimal Living and Wellness Program. In this position you will work closely with the MSK Optimal Living and Wellness Project Manager, Wellness Care Coordinator, patients, medical oncologists, and other healthcare providers.


    You are:  

    • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • A provider of work directives, delegating responsibilities as necessary and removing obstacles in order to get work done. 
    • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
    • Building effective teams where team members apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

    You will: 

    • Design, implement, and evaluate exercise & fitness -related programs, exercise lecture series, departmental in-services, fitness classes, health fairs, and web-based programs from evidence based research.
    • Provide in-person and telehealth exercise counseling services to eligible individuals regarding the principles of training as it relates to aerobic, resistance, balance and flexibility.
    • Performs initial exercise screening and document exercise risk level classification (e.g. low, moderate or high risk); includes collecting medical and physical activity history.
    • Administers direct (e.g., Cardiopulmonary exercise test) and/or indirect exercise tests (e.g., Cooper 12min Run Test, Leger 20m Shuttle Run), balance tests and measures of Functional Capacity (e.g., 6-minute walk test, Stand-up-and-go, Functional Movement Screens)
    • Provides actionable and personalized exercise recommendations based on risk, research and goals assessment.
    • In collaboration with the MSK Optimal Living and Wellness Project Manager, oversee exercise/fitness vendor relationships and monitor performance.
    • Develop, market, and distribute exercise & fitness and ergonomics related health education information


    You need: 

    • A Master's degree in Exercise Physiology
    • 2-4 years experience in worksite wellness or Exercise Physiology
    • Strong interest in special populations wellness and research
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Well organized and able to prepare and demonstrate and discuss exercise principles.
    • Able to think independently and creatively to develop successful exercise training plans and public programs.


    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


    Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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