OBGYN Sonographer - IRL

Patient Care Providers
21003236 Requisition #

This position will be based out of the IRL Women’s Health Clinic but will be expected to consistently float between other Women’s Health locations. 

Department Summary: We provide consultation, comprehensive treatment planning and a broad range of services for patients with normal and high-risk pregnancies and for gynecology, including oncology and reproductive endocrinology. Our comprehensive medical, surgical, and nursing services span the full spectrum of all obstetric and gynecologic patients at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.  In addition to patient care, the department is noted for its strong educational programs for sonography students, medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians.  Basic and clinical research in reproductive medicine is an important departmental activity.  


Position Summary: Perform obstetric and gynecologic ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided procedures under physician supervision.  This position includes moving and lifting equipment and patients. Weekends, holiday rotations, and travel to outreach clinics is required as part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound Service. 


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®  

University of Iowa Health Care–Iowa River Landing offers the world-class, academic-level medicine you expect from UI Hospitals and Clinics in a convenient medical office building that makes visiting the doctor a pleasant experience. Our pledge at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing is that our patients will receive the best possible care in a friendly, compassionate, efficient way.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Takes appropriate number of pictures to document anatomy and pathology for specified exams according to established protocols.
  • Utilizes sterile technique in accordance with established departmental policy in performing Doppler ultrasound examinations and invasive procedures.  
  • Assists and instructs residents and/or students in clinical aspects of ultrasound.
  • Produces and maintains ultrasound examination reports. 
  • Assists patients with telemedicine encounters for physician video consultations after ultrasound examinations as needed.
  • Attends all required in-service education and department programs while meeting standards.

Benefits Highlights:

Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

For more information about Why Iowa?, click here.

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 40 hours/week accomplished between the clinic hours of Monday, 7:30am-5:30pm Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm, Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm, Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm, and Friday 7:30am-5:00pm.

Location: Iowa River Landing

Rotations: Saturday and Sunday off. 

Pay Grade: SEIU Pay Level 5 - https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan

Education Required

  • CAAHEP accredited or equivalent program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography or Vascular Technology, or
  • Completion of a two-year or more accredited health science program (i.e. Radiologic Technology, Medical Technology, Nursing, etc.) plus completion of a twelve-month formal education program in Sonography, or
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree plus completion of a twelve-month formal education program in Sonography

Experience Requirements:

  • Requires registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
  • Requires travel to University of Iowa Outreach Clinics or off-site locations, weekend and holiday rotations.
  • Requires travel to UIHC Main Campus for training.
  • Requires valid Iowa Driver’s License and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Standards. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Certification in scanning nuchal lucency by the Fetal Medicine Foundation is required in 9 months.
  • Ability to use 25-50 lbs of force on a consistent basis and 100 lbs on occasion.   

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in OB/GYN.
  • Desired experience performing invasive studies including CVS, amniocentesis, cordocentesis and saline infusion sonography.
  • Desired experience scanning high risk obstetrics and fetal anomalies, monitoring follicular development during iatrogenic ovulatory cycles, and 3-D scanning with reconstruction.


Application Process: 

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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