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CommonSpirit Health Cardiac Educator - Cath Lab in DES MOINES, Iowa


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.



Develops and coordinates educational activities of the Cath Lab and Cath Lab Recovery (CLRR) including orientation of new personnel, in-service offerings, etc. Serves the population of neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.


  • Maintains orientation program, which is current with clinical practice in the Cath Lab and CLRR and implements it for all new staff.

  • Coordinates and implements plan for competency evaluation of Cath Lab and CLRR staff.

  • Develops and coordinates educational activities of the department including continuing education of staff members and orientation of staff to new equipment/procedures.

  • Acts as resource person in such areas as policies and procedures, Cath Lab and CLRR standards and other clinical topics, regulatory requirements (Joint Commission, OSHA) and suggests updates to policies and procedures as needed.

  • Acts as professional role model and assists staff (especially preceptors) in professional development.

  • Supports and participates in departmental Performance Improvement projects.

  • Acts as a liaison between new staff, current employees, managers, and director.

  • Serves as liaison for all internal and external student programs and staff clinical experiences and the coordination of student observation/participation in the Cath Lab and CLRR.

  • Coordinates BLS and ACLS training of department staff.

  • Actively participates in meetings and on inter-, intradepartmental, and external committees as assigned.

  • Conducts huddles.





  • RN license to practice in State of Iowa.

  • Bachelor's Degree or currently enrolled in Bachelor’s Degree program.

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the Cath Lab.

  • Graduate of Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist certification program and completion of preceptorship; must be registered within one year of hire

  • OR completion of a two-year training program in Radiologic technology, maintain a current Iowa permit to practice AND ARRT registry and have 2 years of experience

  • OR an Advanced Medical Training Degree (Associate of Science degree or Associate’s degree in Paramedic, or Allied Health Profession) with 2 years of experience.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within six (6) weeks of hire.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within six (6) weeks of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

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Requisition ID 2021-166466

Employment Type Part Time

Department Cath Lab

Hours / Pay Period 40

Shift Day

Standard Hours 7 AM - 7 PM

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


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.