Catholic Health Initiatives RN Cardiac Case Manager -Iowa Heart Center Heart Failure- FT (Day) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN Cardiac Case Manager -Iowa Heart Center Heart Failure- FT (Day)


Field: RN

Requisition #: 2018-R0192097

Post Date: Dec 26, 2018

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > IHC LAUREL


Coordinates and provides intermittent care for groups of high-risk individuals and/or populations in the inpatient and/or community setting. Assists other health care personnel in identifying health care needs. Interacts with patients and families and all levels of personnel, medical staff, community services, and insurance providers. May provide care to persons of diverse ages and cultures. Identifies and coordinates educational programs for patients and health care professionals, as well as the community. Interprets standards for the care of a specific patient population and provides clinical, consultative, educational and research support to ensure that quality cost-effective care is consistently provided. Communicates across health care areas to ensure that systems integrate efficiently in order to best serve patients, staff, physicians and community.


It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to abide by and promote the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy.


It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to comply with Mercy’s mission, values, standards of conduct, policies, procedures and related practices (e.g. Dress Code, Time and Attendance, and other policies).


Security Access:High “Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the Mercy Medical Center Security Policies as it applies to their job role.”



  • Acts as a liaison among the individual/family,community, provider and physician as well as other health care team members.


  • Consults with interdisciplinary teams in thedelivery of client/community care necessary to meet identified/negotiated goalsacross all health care settings.

  • Collaborates in developing, implementing andevaluating teaching/learning strategies for client/family in the hospitalcommunity.

  • Provides clinical leadership by being apreceptor for visiting professionals, students and new graduates.

  • Coordinates appropriate educational material/instructionsfor patients, families, medical staff and multidisciplinary personnel toaccomplish patient care outcomes.

  • Establishes and coordinates patient/communityrounds, as appropriate.

  • Identifies specific needs for continuingeducation based on outcomes.

  • Participates in planning and presentation ofcontinuing education programs, seminars and meetings.



  • Utilizes expert knowledge and teamwork tofacilitate cohesive efforts to achieve optimal outcomes in providing forpatient/populations, and/or communities.


  • Assists with the development, implementation andevaluation of clinical tools that targets time frames for expected outcomeevents determined through collaboration with health care team members.

  • Coordinates with the health care team to developa mechanism to monitor patient outcomes and follows up on variances.

  • Ensures collection and input of riskstratification data. Reports results tothe health care team and participates in interpretation of data and formulationof action plan.


  • Collaborates with patients/families/populationsto coordinate community services and appropriate resources which meet theindividual needs and goals.

  • Acts as a steward of resources in providingprudent health care services.



  • Enhances knowledge and expertise and serves as arole model by affiliating with appropriate technical and professionalorganizations; by participating in applicable conferences, seminars andworkshops; and through review of relevant literature and self-study course.

  • Serves on selected hospital, group practice andcommunity-based committees.

  • Writes article(s) to be published in ClinicianNewsletters and/or other print media.


  • Identifies need for and participates in researchprojects relevant to specific patient population.



  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skillsand knowledge of conflict resolution.

  • Supports the sharing of relevant resources.

  • Utilizes information systems.

  • Demonstrates assertiveness and effectivespeaking skills.


  • Builds and promotes effective workingrelationships throughout the care continuum.

  • Collaborates with Quality Management,Utilization Review, Information Technology Services, and other departmentsregarding data availability and reports.


  • Assumes responsibility for knowledge andadherence to approved standards/policies/ protocols.


  • Is accountable for the implementation andcommunication of standards for patient care delivery appropriate to thespecific patient population that meets professional and regulatory standards.

  • Facilitates the monitoring of the quality ofcare by physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team.

  • Coordinates the health care team in developmentof clinical tools for optimal outcomes and reports findings.

  • Documents program specific outcomes, along withperiodic revisions.


  • Maintains confidentiality of patient, personneland institutional information.


  • Demonstrates awareness and adherence to safetyand legal requirements established at the hospital and the department levels.


  • Performs efficiently in emergency situations, followingthe established standards.

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at

Job Responsibilities

As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.

Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:

  • Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their needs

  • Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients

  • Administering patients’ medications and providing treatments according to physicians’ orders

  • Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families

Job Requirements

We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

Additional requirements for this role include:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program

  • Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required

  • Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred

  • Additional certification or licensure may be required for some specialty areas

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2018-R0192097

  • Schedule: Full-time

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

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