EP RN

Requisition ID
2021-156323
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Cardiology Services
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-WEST DES MOINES

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

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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