UnityPoint Health

Registered Nurse Care Cdtr-Cardiology-Methodist Plaza PB

Requisition ID
US-IA-Des Moines
1215 Pleasant st
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Cardiology- Methodist Plaza PB
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday 8a-430p
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Registered Nurse Care Coordinator 

Monday-Friday 8a-430p

Full Time Benefits


The Structural Heart Coordinator is responsible for providing a deliberate patient and family partnership with the structural heart care team that facilitates a seamless patient experience between the Cardiology Clinic, CT Surgery Clinic, and hospital settings. The Structural Heart Coordinator works to maximize the patient’s health outcome and the patient experience by identifying patient and family needs, completing pre and post visit planning, coordinating diagnostic testing and consultations leading up to structural heart procedures.


As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you 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.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.



Questions:  Contact:  Deanna.Ostrander@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


Key Accountability


·        Coordinates care across the continuum for the valve clinic/structural heart patient populations, serving as a single point of contact by facilitating and overseeing transitions in care within the hospital and Cardiology and CT Surgery Clinics

o   Reviews initial patient referrals to the Valve Clinic to ensure appropriate testing per Valve Clinic protocols, national practice guidelines and quality standards

o   Coordinates all required consultations and ensures all required provider documentation is completed according to NCDR, Medicare and UnityPoint requirements

o   Works with structural heart disease physicians / ARNP, makes adjustments to schedule as necessary throughout the day and follows up with diagnostic testing and procedures as they progress.

o   Assesses patient and family learning readiness and provides education related to all diagnostic testing and structural heart procedures. 

o   Coordinates the scheduling of hospital procedures and pre-surgical visits

·        Assists hospital with chart preparation ensuring all required documentation is present.


·        Actively participates in direct patient care (APP)

o   Works with the structural heart physicians / ARNP to coordinate patients’ care immediately post-procedure, to ensure appropriate follow up care in the hospital by the structural heart team

o   Participates in Valve Clinic within UPH Cardiology Clinic for the care of patients in follow-up

·        Triages all scheduled and unscheduled patient visits and phone calls


65 %

Key Accountability

·        Facilitates the multidisciplinary valve conference and updates as patient moves through the evaluation process



Key Accountability

·        Works with the Outcomes department to facilitate the completion of the TVT Registry Coordinates review of registry metrics and outcomes with the structural heart team


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.

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

·        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.





Completion of an accredited Bachelor of Science nursing program and/or be eligible to take licensure exam.

Completion of an accredited advanced practice nursing program; master’s degree in nursing.






Minimum 3 years of cardiovascular (office or hospital) nursing experience.







Possess a current Iowa RN license.

Possess a current Iowa ARNP license; current state and federal DEA certification.






Maintain current BCLS certification.

Maintain current ACLS certification






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




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