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UnityPoint Health Certified Medical Assistant-Penn Ave Cardiology in Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinics


Certified Medical Assistant

Monday - Friday 7:30a - 4p

Full Time Benefits

Penn Ave Cardiology Clinic

This CMA position will be specifically for the treadmill testing. Responsible for performing diagnostic Stress Tests (treadmills), Downloads EKG information into the computer; scans, edits, prints and prepares results for the appropriate Physician to interpret – notifies Physicians of irregularities as directed.

Hooks up and monitors Stress tests for arrhythmia’s and blood pressure abnormalities and notifies Physician or nurse of changes, (including: Dobutamine, Nuclear, Stress Echocardiograms, and Regular Stress).

• Performs and records EKG’s and leaves results with patient chart. Stores data on disk and loads information into EKG System. Prepares test results for Physician interpretation as directed. Logs, edits, transcribes and distributes reports as directed.

• Identifies dangerous arrhythmias and notifies appropriate personnel.

• Operates various types of technical and computerized pieces of equipment, including facsimile machine, Treadmill, Blood Pressure Monitor system.

• Cleans with approved cleaning agent, stocks equipment and outpatient exam area.

• Analyzes orders for pertinent diagnosis information, assigns appropriate ICD-9 code utilizing LMRP. Interviews client, explains procedure and risks involved, advises physician and client when indication may not be medically necessary and obtains written waver if necessary. Refers non-compliant requests to appropriate personnel


  • Graduate of an accredited program for Medical Assistants or Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.

  • Current CMA certification through one of the of the following credentialing body; AAMA, AMT, NCCT or NMA.

  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.

  • Computer data entry experience.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

Requisition ID: 2021-88337

Street: 1301 Penn Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Cardiology- Penn Ave PB

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm

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