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Sonographer (Echo Lab)

Posting ID 142278
Department Heart Center/UIHC
Jobcode Sonographer
Working Title Sonographer (Echo Lab)

Sonographer (Echo Lab) – UI Heart and Vascular Center


Position Summary:

The UI Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) is seeking a Sonographer to perform a variety of adult cardiac ultrasound procedures and assist in invasive procedures, participate in teaching, evaluating and/or advising students, residents and fellows in areas of expertise.

Duties to include:

  • Perform adult cardiac ultrasonography procedures and other complex invasive procedures to include: two-dimensional echo, M-mode, pulse wave and continuous wave Doppler, color flow Doppler, 3D, Strain, Exercise and Dobutamine Stress Echo studies.
  • Assist physicians with acquiring images during TEE studies. And perform contrast and saline bubble studies as needed. 
  • Provide and maintain quality diagnostic adult echocardiographic exams.
  • Perform equipment calibration and sterilization as prescribed by standard accepted methods of operation.
  • Maintain quality control in accordance with accepted departmental standards.
  • Assist cardiologist or other physicians with non-invasive, invasive or Doppler procedures.
  • Recognize basic equipment malfunction and contact the Technical Director/Supervisor.
  • Provide information and instruction to patients, patient’s family, or others regarding the nature of requested diagnostic procedures.
  • Maintain continuing education as specified by the ARDMS and ICAEL.
  • Contribute to preparation for ICAEL accreditation.
  • Instruct Cardiology, Anesthesiology fellows, medical residents and other students on scanning techniques and proper equipment operation.
  • Follow general policies and procedures in accordance with the regulations of UI Health Care, the College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and UI Heart and Vascular Center.
  • Assist with policy development and review.
  • Function as a preceptor for orientation of new team members and students.
  • Establish and maintain standards of collaborative interaction among peers and employees that is characterized by respect, honesty and service; assure that all unit members are held to similar standards and ethics.
  • Provide cross-coverage for the UI Heart and Vascular Center at Iowa River Landing (IRL) as needed/assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education Requirement:

Requires completion of one of the following educational pathways:

  • Completion of 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 Cardiac Ultrasonography.

Experience Required:

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with patients/families, nursing staff and other multi-disciplinary team members. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet University’s Fleet Safety Program.

Certification/Licensure Requirement:

  • Registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography required within nine (9) months following the start of employment.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required by start of employment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree plus completion of a twelve-month formal education program in Cardiac Ultrasonography.
  • AART (CI) certification.
Application Instructions Please submit a complete resume and cover letter to as part of the application process.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 3 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Ad Start Date 05/08/2024
Ad End Date 09/09/2024