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CommonSpirit Health Nuclear Medicine Technologist - Iowa Heart in OTTUMWA, 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 supervision plans, organizes and performs nuclear cardiology procedures to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for physician diagnosis.


  • Administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients according to protocol.

  • Accesses venous puncture for saline lock insertion.

  • Performs daily quality control and safety procedures and maintains accurate records.

  • Administers patient care within the scope of practice for a nuclear medicine technologist.

  • Participates in ALARA Program, following appropriate protocols.

  • Keeps current with NRC/OSHA/IDPH/ICANL regulations and updates.

  • Maintain and monitors supplies including radiopharmaceuticals.

  • Maintains safe and clean workplace.

  • Assists with Clinical/Didactic Training of Nuclear Medicine students, including Iowa Heart Center and Mercy College.

  • Responsible for completion of IHC Nuclear competencies.

  • Required to travel to other IHC offices as needed.

  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.



  • Successful completion of ARRT (R) and/or (N) and/or NMTCB.

  • ARRT and/or CNMT certified preferred

  • Current State of Iowa Permit to Practice Nuclear Medicine

  • 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 within three (3) months of hire.

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Requisition ID 2021-148601

Employment Type Part Time

Department Nuclear Medicine

Hours / Pay Period 56

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 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.