EP RN - Iowa Heart

Requisition ID
2020-147133
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Adult Clinic
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8:30am-5:00pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-WEST DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic 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 (965 beds total)  –  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 and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under direction, provides professional nursing care for adult office patients following Iowa Heart Center (IHC) established standards and practices, consistent with the Iowa Heart Center mission values.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Triages phone calls, gives verbal and written orders according to standing orders or established protocols.
  • Provides assistance to EP doctor in office, and facilitates office schedule.
  • Performs interrogation and reprogramming on all models of pacemakers and ICD’s, and documents according to IHC protocols.
  • Performs general and cardiac nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatment in accordance with nursing standards. 
  • Reviews remote transmissions and completes documentation according to IHC 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 letters.
  • Reviews and reports pertinent test(s) and outside examination results, scrutinize for needed follow-up; communicates to Physician.
  • Maintains practice standards in regard to Quality Improvement and OSHA.
  • Provides patient and family education and documents in medical records.
  • Acts as a problem solver as it relates to patient, family, physician issues according to protocol.
  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience preferred or clinical cardiac equivalent experience required.
  • Current licensure as R.N., state of Iowa or compact state.
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
  • ACLS within 6 months of hire
  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class completion within 6 months
  • Level II 12 Lead EKG class completion within 1 year
  • Level III Advanced 12 Lead EKG class within 18 months

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