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CommonSpirit Health RN - 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 Moinesand 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.

MercyOne provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Program


  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care for patients of diverse ages while ensuring patient comfort.

  • Practices safe patient handling techniques and is proficient with aseptic techniques.

  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing treatment.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds to educational and emotional needs of patients and families.

  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices). Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient safety.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

  • Utilizes hospital information system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information. Documents procedures in patient medical record. Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients' records.

Cath Lab RN:

  • Cares for patients during Cardiac Cath Lab procedures which include, but are not limited to, coronary angiography, PTCA, stents, pediatric and adult heart catheterizations, peripheral PTA, EPS, Ablation, PPM, ICD, Valvuloplasty, and laser procedures.

  • Maintains readiness of equipment in procedure rooms. Acquires supplies needed for procedures and passes to physician or assistant maintaining sterile technique. Assists in maintaining inventory control.

  • Transports patients to and from procedure rooms.

  • May apply manual pressure to puncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedure.

Cath Lab Recovery RN:

  • Cares for patients recovering from Cardiac Cath Lab procedures.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a bedside nurse OR completion of a Cath Lab preceptorship required.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

  • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year of hire.related skills: cardiac nursing, cardiovascular nursing, patient care, assessments, stress tests, bypass, angioplasty, pacemaker, cardiac stepdown, fibrillation, arrhythmia, blockages, mi, heart attack, vascular, shunts, compassion, open heart surgery, osh, cardiac rehab, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, counseling, heart failure, congestive heart failure, kinesiology, physiology, electrophysiology, rn, registered nurse, nurse, scrub, balloon angioplasty, coronary, left ventricular digital angiography, coronary intravascular ultrasound, heart catheterizations, heart cath, rotational atherectomy stent implantation, thrombectomy, ekg,hemodynamic status, hemodynamic line insertion, hemodynamic reading, central venous pressure, arterial gauge pressure #missioncritical

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Requisition ID 2021-167703

Employment Type Full Time

Department Cath Lab

Hours / Pay Period 80

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.