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Sonographer - University of Iowa Johnston Clinic (Des Moines)

Posting ID 142851
Department Outreach Clinics/UIHC Affiliates
Jobcode Sonographer
Working Title Sonographer - University of Iowa Johnston Clinic (Des Moines)

The University of Iowa Community Clinics is seeking a patient centered PRN Sonographer to perform a variety of ultrasound procedures/non-invasive procedures. 

This position will focus on abdominal and pelvic ultrasounds/noninvasive diagnostic exams for images that will be used to assess organs and structures included but not limited to: liver, gallbladder, kidneys, bladder, etc.

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.

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.

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

Pay Grade: 38

Salary: $27.09 - $48.39 per hour (based on years of experience)

Percent of Time: PRN (10 - 20 hours per week) Variable hours between 8:00 AM  – 5:00 PM;  Monday – Friday No weekends, no holidays and no on-call time.

Location: Johnston – Chambery Boulevard


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.
  • Previous pediatric experience.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Previous EPIC experience.
  • Prior work experience in scanning abdominal and pelvic organs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Membership in appropriate professional organizations desired.
  • Willingness to train in additional modalities.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must email their resume, education certificates, and availability to Jennifer Allen at Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Phone: 319-678-7329
Application Instructions In order to be considered, applicants must email their resume, education certificates, and availability to Jennifer Allen at
Ad Start Date 05/23/2024
Ad End Date 07/06/2024