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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics West Des Moines Women's Health is seeking a Sonographer to perform a variety of ultrasound procedures and assist in invasive procedures.

Department Summary:

University of Iowa Community Clinics (UICC) provides comprehensive care to the Iowa City community and beyond.  With 9 community clinics, including Quick Cares and Urgent Care, in the Muscatine, Riverside, and Iowa City corridor, UICC is home to providers and staff that provide comprehensive care outside of the hospital setting and give the community a sense of care whenever they need it most.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:    
  • Perform complex diagnostic ultrasonography procedures including imaging and Doppler.
  • Consult with the interpreting physician regarding the ultrasound exam findings.
  • Document exam information as required by departmental standards.
  • Evaluate images of ultrasound exams and determine if the exam is of diagnostic quality.
  • Assist with and provide ultrasound guidance for intraoperative and invasive procedures.
  • Provide information and instructions to patient, patient’s family or others, regarding the nature of requested diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures.
  • Perform patient care techniques including skin preparation, I.V. placement, vital sign monitoring and recording, and basic life support; prepare and administer contrast material to patients.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Instruct and evaluate sonography students on the operation of diagnostic equipment.
  • Instruct medical residents on operation of diagnostic equipment.
  • Maintain quality control with the ultrasound section in accordance with accepted departmental standards.
  • Determine equipment malfunctions and contact repair service.
  • Perform equipment calibration and sterilization as prescribed by standard accepted methods of operation.
  • Maintain certification as specified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Pay Grade: 38

Benefits Highlights:

·       Regular salaried position located in West Des Moines, Iowa

·       Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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Percent of Time: 70%

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with travel, rotating weekends 

Location: West Des Moines Women’s Health Clinic , Jordan Creek Parkway

Education Required:

Requires completion of one of the following educational pathways:


  • 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 Required:


  • Requires registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers within nine (9) months following the start of employment in at least one specialty area (i.e. Abdomen or Obstetrics/Gynecology) with preference given for two or more specialties.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Driver’s License and ability to meet University of Iowa Fleet Safety Standards is required.


Desired Qualifications:


  • Membership in appropriate professional organizations desired.
  • Willingness to train in additional modalities
  • Prior work experience in OBGYN ultrasound

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume, plain and text cover letter 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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