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CommonSpirit Health Arrhythmia Tech - Iowa Heart in WEST DES MOINES, 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.


Job Summary

Under supervision, provides heart rhythm analysis of electrocardiograms recorded from external means; applies monitors and/or instructs patients on rhythm monitoring; performs clerical functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acts as liaison between Heart Rhythm Center Staff and Clinical Services regarding cardiac rhythm monitoring

  • Applies external cardiac rhythm monitoring equipment

  • Communicates with patients verbally and in written/typed format

  • Communicates with Heart Rhythm Center’s cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) and external monitoring device industry representatives for technical and patient assistance as needed

  • Completes billing as needed

  • Documents symptoms, records monitor strips, & routes reports to the appropriate provider for interpretation

  • Documents progress notes as appropriate in the EMR

  • Educates patients on monitoring of heart rhythms and use of monitors

  • Educates staff on monitoring procedures and protocols

  • Enters data in computer and maintains EMR

  • Maintains, tracks supplies and equipment

  • Makes general interpretation of arrhythmias; identifies adverse arrhythmias and informs a Heart Rhythm Center nurse or provider as needed

  • Navigates to the Heart Rhythm Center’s secured external websites for enrollment of services, appointment scheduling, equipment ordering, report collection, and/or updating patient information.

  • Notifies a Heart Rhythm Center nurse of significant patient complaints and or arrhythmias

  • Orders supplies for cardiac arrhythmia and/or device monitoring

  • Schedules patients for follow-up and testing

  • Trouble shoots monitor performance, arranges for monitor replacement or sends for repair as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

  • Basic computer/keyboard skills required

  • Cardiac medical terminology class within six (6) months of hire

  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia within 6 months of hire. Test out or repeat with passing score every two (2) years

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

  • EKG, cardiac arrhythmia training and/or telemetry monitoring experience preferred.

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Requisition ID 2021-152080

Employment Type Full Time

Department Cardiology Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 72

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8:00am-4:30pm

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.