UnityPoint Health

Heart Care Clinic-RN Diagnostic/Paramedic

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
202 10th St SE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Cardiology Clinic
Scheduled Hours/Shift
M-F days
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Diagnostic Nurse/Paramedic provides direct diagnostic patient care services utilizing diagnostic equipment in accordance with those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience and has demonstrated competency. This position requires application of clinical, cooperative and independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative to complete the variety of technical procedures.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Performs clinical assessments and diagnostic cardiology   procedures, inclusive of medication administration, in accordance to clinic policy and procedureApplies independent professional judgment to adapt the procedure plan to optimize examination results

·         Facilitate diagnostic cardiology patient care services inclusive of testing rendered in cardiopulmonary, ECHO, nuclear, treadmill and procedure room.

·         Draft procedural reporting for final physician interpretation.  Initiate billing for procedures performed.

·         Knowledge base of therapeutic medications and the effects of on medical testing.

·         Operate medical equipment including, but not limited to, treadmill systems, EKG machines, vital signs monitor, IV infusion pumps, nebulizer, glucometer, defibrillator, etc.

·         Maintain contents of crash cart including testing of defibrillator and oxygen cylinder content.

·         The   Diagnostic   Nurse/Paramedic   is   alert   to   potentially   hazardous situations and is constantly  mindful of  the  safety  and  security  of  the patient.

·         Anticipates crisis circumstances and initiates required intervention.

·         Respond to and initiate established intervention in Code Blue or other life-threatening circumstances.

·         Report and process errors, omissions and incidents promptly in order to communicate unusual occurrence, evaluates need for change in policies or procedures, and assists in planning for prevention.

·         Completes and maintains accurate documentation related to the performance of duties.

·         Participate in procedure updates and the development of new procedures as needed.

·         Participates in laboratory accreditation processes.

·         Participates in department quality improvement processes.

·         Travel to non-primary clinic location(s) to execute job functions as outlined in the job description.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator and/or Diagnostic Imaging Manager to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.



Development and Patient Education

·         Provides individualized education for patients and their families, recognizing and adapting to any special needs.

·         Coordinates work schedule with team members and Diagnostic Imaging Manager to assure workload coverage.

·         Assumes responsibility for the safety and the mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the care of the Diagnostic Nurse/Paramedic

·         Organizes daily work schedule and performs clerical duties with accuracy.

·         Maintain and recognize malfunctioning equipment, perform minor troubleshooting, and initiate repair service when warranted.

·         Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization's intranet site.

·         Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

·         Maintain compliance with State of Iowa, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

·         Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

·         Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

·         Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

·         Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

·         Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other's views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

·         Travel to non-primary clinic location(s) to execute job functions as outlined in the job description. 

·         Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator and/or Diagnostic Imaging Manager to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





·        Graduate of a RN/LPN accredited program.

·        Emergency Medical Technician (paramedic level or equivocal program.)


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Health Sciences.






·         Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in cardiology.








·         Professional Licensure

·         BCLS

·         Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS)






·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·         Multicultural sensitivity.

·         Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

·         Customer/patient focused.

·         Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

·         Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision-making.

·         Strong interpersonal skills.

·         Strong computer skills.

·         Ability to work as a team member.

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Advanced cardiac rhythm interpretation





Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




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