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Posting ID 110976
Department UI Children's Hospital/UIHC
Jobcode Sonographer
Working Title Sonographer

Basic Function and Responsibilities

To perform and interpret ultrasound studies in Pediatric Cardiology and participate in teaching, evaluating, and advising cardiology fellows, residents, and medical students.

Characteristic duties and responsibilities

  1. Perform and analyze pediatric cardiac ultrasonography studies including M-mode, 2D, Color Doppler, 3D echocardiograms and fetal echocardiograms.
  2. Provide and maintain quality diagnostic ultrasound scans as accepted by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

  3. Effectively apply knowledge base of complex congenital heart lesions to echocardiographic imaging of patients from neonates to older children and adults, and fetal echocardiograms.

  4. Responsible for performing 3D echo studies of complex pediatric cardiac abnormalities.

  5. Responsible for delicate and careful handling of imaging sessions with very premature infants and critically ill children, including patients with imaging challenges – such as uncooperative or active children.

  6. Participate in tele-echo services.

  7. Determine equipment malfunctions and report to appropriate person.

  8. Perform equipment calibration and sterilization as prescribed by standard accepted methods of operation.

  9. Maintain quality control with the ultrasound section in accordance with accepted Departmental standards and ICAEL.

  10. Provide information and instructions to patient, patient’s family or others, regarding the nature of requested diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures.

  11. Instruct fellows, residents, medical students and sonography students on operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment.

  12. Maintain continuing education as specified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and ICAEL.

  13. On call coverage responsibilities performing pediatric echocardiography duties.

  14. Provide coverage for echocardiograms in outreach clinic settings.

  15. Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public.

    Positive Impact/Achieving Results

    Adjusts to and develops self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people, and priorities as organizational needs dictate.Sets clear expectations for self and team to achieve work objectives and overcome obstacles.Strives for excellence in performance by upholding established ethical standards and university values.

    Service Excellence/Customer Focus

    Enhances service by seeking ways to add value to customer interactions/services. Demonstrates sincere concern and takes responsibility when a customer complains, even if the cause of the problem lies elsewhere. Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it to enhance communication effectiveness. Communicates in alternative ways to accommodate different listeners.

    Collaboration and Embracing Diversity

    Shares appropriate information/feedback openly, professionally and respectfully. Models open, respectful, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members. Maintains productive work relationships while considering multiple perspectives and using effective conflict resolution practices. Uses sensitivity in communicating with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

    Supervision Received

    General supervision is received from the Chief Diagnostic Radiology Technologist, as well as Medical Director and Cardiac Cath & Graphics Lab Nurse Manager.

    Supervision Exercised


    REQUIRED Qualifications

  • 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

    • CAAHEP accredited or equivalent program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography or Vascular Technology, or

    • Completion of a Bachelor's degree plus completion of a twelve-month formal education program in Sonography
  • Registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers within nine (9) months following the start of employment in the specialty area of Pediatric Cardiac Echocardiography
  • Demonstrated understanding of cardiac physiology.
  • Willingness to travel to outreach clinics throughout the state of Iowa.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare or science related field.
  • Registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the specialty area of Fetal Echocardiography.

  • Demonstrated basic computer data entry skills.

  • One to three years work experience in performing fetal echocardiograms.

  • One to three years work experience in performing pediatric echocardiograms

Application Instructions Please send resumes and cover letters to
Ad Start Date 11/29/2017
Ad End Date 12/31/2017