UnityPoint Health

RN Diagnostic Nurse

Requisition ID
419 E Donald St
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Other Cardio- Cardio Center
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday, Daytime hours
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


RN Diagnostic Nurse

Cardiovascular Center - Waterloo, IA

Full-time, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


The Diagnostic Nurse 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. 


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

• Performs clinical assessments and diagnostic cardiology procedures, inclusive of medication administration, in accordance to clinic policy and procedure. Applies 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 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.

• 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. 


  • Minimum Requirements: Completion of an accredited Associate in Nursing program.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in cardiology.
  • Possess current Registered Nurse license in the State of Iowa.
  • 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.
  • Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS).
  • Advanced cardiac rhythm interpretation.


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