Sonographer

University of Iowa Health Care

Iowa City, IA Healthcare / Nursing $53,366 yearly
Position Summary:
Perform a variety of ultrasound procedures and assist in invasive procedures and participate in
teaching and evaluating sonography students.

Position Responsibilities:
A 100% sonographer under limited supervision; perform ultrasound procedures in the Breast
Imaging area, utilizing advanced technology/equipment, explain examination procedures to
patients and monitor their well-being. Instruct students and staff on examination and equipment
operations. Work schedule will consist be 8:30 – 5:00, Monday through Friday.
  • Perform complex diagnostic ultrasonography procedures including imaging and Doppler.
  • Provide instruction to trainees, students and other medical staff on operation and safety
  • precautions.
  • 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 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.

Position Qualifications:

Education Required
Requires completion of one of the following educational pathways:
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (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
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Certification Requirements
  • Requires registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers within nine (9) months following the start of employment. Requires registration in abdomen or breast ultrasound.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Registered in breast ultrasound.

For more information, please see: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/radiology/

Applicable background checks will be conducted.

Job ID: 67414

Posted 27 days ago

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