Catholic Health Initiatives Paramedic Driving - Iowa Heart Center Nuclear (West University) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Paramedic Driving - Iowa Heart Center Nuclear (West University)


GENERAL SUMMARY : Under supervision,

performs pharmacologic stress tests, treadmill and bike stress tests, and

monitors adult patient’s condition, rhythm and vital signs before, during and

after stress testing according to Iowa Heart Center’s policies


  • Screens patient’s medical record for diagnosis andorder for procedure. Greets, educates and prepares patients forprocedure (testing) according to protocol.

  • Establishes IV sites and administers intravenousmedications as a part of various diagnostic tests.

  • Maintains procedure rooms with necessary supplies andmaterials.

  • Participates in professional development activities andmaintains professional affiliations.

  • Ensures proper functioning of equipment and reportsmalfunctions to department director

  • Performs stress test according to protocol. Documentsappropriate information.

  • Instructs and educates patients regarding ordered testsand follow-up.

  • Participates in ALARA Program.

  • Files records and reports as needed.

  • Attends required meetings and participates incommittees as requested.

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment.

  • Successfully completes Iowa Heart Center SkillsEvaluation for Stress Testing

  • Travels to other Iowa Heart Center offices as needed.

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



  • Current Paramedic Specialist Designation for the State of Iowa

  • Prior experience and/or training of cardiac monitoring and patient assessment preferred.

  • 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.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.

  • ACLS within 6 months of hire

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

  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class within 6 months of hire.

  • Level II 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.

  • Level III Advanced 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0178348

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.