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The University of Iowa Sonographer (Echo Lab) in Iowa City, Iowa

[ Sonographer (Echo Lab)

Posting ID 138811

Department Heart Center/UIHC

Jobcode Sonographer

Working Title Sonographer (Echo Lab)

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Sonographer (EchoLab) - 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.

Contact

KELLI BALLARD Email: kelli-ballard@uiowa.edu

Application Instruct ons Please submit a complete resume and cover letter to kelli-ballard@uiowa.edu 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 01/03/2024

Ad End Date 04/03/2024 The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

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