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RN - Iowa Heart (Iowa City)

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:


MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.


With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.


MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.



Under direction, provides professional nursing care for adult clinic patients following Iowa Heart Center’s (IHC) established standards and practices. 



  • Performs general and cardiac nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed procedures, medications, and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.
  • Conducts and assesses medical and interval history interviews with patients.
  • Provides patient and family education and documents in medical record.
  • Performs phone triage, assesses and communicates needs to physician as needed.
  • Acts as problem solver as it relates to patient, family, physician issues according to protocol.
  • Reads and researches patient records, charts and Practice Manager system for other pertinent information. May dictate history and physical, consults and other professional related
  • Reviews and reports pertinent test(s) and outside examination results, scrutinizes for needed follow-up;  communicates to Physician.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certifications.
  • Maintains practice standards in regard to Quality Improvement and OSHA
  • Performs various procedures and tests according to department guidelines.
  • Schedules admissions and outpatient procedures, and obtains consents.
  • Responsible for meeting all IHC RN competencies.



  • Current licensure as R.N., state of Iowa or compact state.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
  • ACLS within 6 months of hire
  • Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience or clinical cardiac equivalent experience required.
  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class completion within 6 months
  • Level II 12 Lead EKG class completion within 1 year

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Iowa City , RN - Iowa Heart (Iowa City), Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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