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CommonSpirit Health RN Stress - Iowa Heart Center in AMES, Iowa


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.



Under direction, performs stress testing as well as providing professional nursing care for adult clinic patients following Iowa Heart Center’s established standards and practices.


  • Greets, educates and prepares patients for procedure (testing, special procedures) according to protocol. Reports and documents appropriate information.

  • Establishes IV sites and administers intravenous medications as a part of various diagnostic tests.

  • Performs Cardiac Stress Testing using treadmill exercise or pharmacological agents. This includes patient preparation and informed consent, obtaining physician approval for exercise, ECKG monitoring and recording and preparation of a test report for the physician’s interpretation.

  • Maintains procedure rooms with necessary supplies and materials. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.

  • Ensures proper functioning of equipment and reports malfunctions to department director.

  • Participates in ALARA program.

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment.

  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.

  • Orders supplies for the nuclear medicine department.

  • Reviews cardiac testing results and calls the patients with results or routes to the appropriate staff for follow-up.

  • Travels to other Iowa Heart Center offices as needed.



  • 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

  • Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience preferred or clinical cardiac equivalent experience required.

  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class within 6 months of hire.

  • Level II 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.

  • Level III Advanced 12 Lead EKG class within 18 months of hire.

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Requisition ID 2020-140825

Employment Type Full Time

Department Adult Clinic

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-AMES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.