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CommonSpirit Health Nurse Pract Cardiology in IOWA CITY, Iowa


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.


Under the direction of the collaborating physician, the nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) provides patient services to cardiology patients consistent with the practice standards of his/her profession, as well as consistent with the services that are customary to the collaborating physician. The NP/PA follows the practices and policies of the Iowa Heart Center.


  • Performs all functions and procedures of an office provider under general direction by collaborating physician.

  • Interprets and evaluates patient data as authorized by the collaborating physician for the purpose of determining management and treatment of patients.

  • Requests diagnostic procedures as indicated by pertinent data and patient medical status.

  • Provides instructions and guidance regarding medical care matters to patients.

  • Completes detailed and accurate patient histories and reviews patient records to develop comprehensive plan of care.

  • Performs patient care including evaluation and management services diagnostic testing and minor therapeutic procedures congruent with Iowa Heart policies and Medicare guidelines.

  • Performs physical exams and records pertinent patient data.

  • Coordinates discharge planning of Iowa Heart Center inpatients and outpatients care including dictation and discharge summaries.

  • Assists with research patients as requested.



  • Must have and be able to maintain an unrestricted nurse practitioner or physician assistant license to practice in Iowa.

  • Prefer a minimum of two years’ experience as a nurse practitioner/physician assistant and cardiology experience.

  • Must become and remain an active member in good standing on Mercy’s Medical Staff (“Medical Staff”) with appropriate clinical privileges.

  • Must be able to maintain participating provider status with Medicare and Medicaid programs and not have been excluded from participation in any federally-funded health care program, including Medicare or Medicaid.

  • Must be able to maintain an unrestricted federal DEA number and applicable state drug permits.

  • Valid driver’s/chauffeur’s 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.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

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Requisition ID 2021-149178

Employment Type Full Time

Department Advanced Practice Nursing

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Mercy Medical Center-DSM

Shift Varied

Standard Hours 8-5

Work Schedule CHI Not Applicable


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.