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21 Jun
Sonographer (Vascular Lab) – UI Heart and Vascular Center
Iowa, Iowa city

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The UI Heart and Vascular Center is seeking a Vascular Sonographer to perform diagnostic examinations on patients of all ages using ultrasonic and plethysmographic instrumentation involving techniques and the exercise of independent professional judgment.

Duties to include:

  • Performs specialized diagnostic non-invasive vascular testing of the peripheral arterial, venous and cerebrovascular circulation.

  • Evaluates the peripheral vessels with Duplex ultrasound, continuous wave Doppler or plethysmography.

  • Records diameter measurements to determine abdominal or popliteal aneurysms by Duplex ultrasound.

  • Uses spectrum analysis to determine blood flow factors.

  • Uses spectral Doppler Velocities to determine percentage of carotid artery stenosis.

  • Assesses deep veins for patency; evaluates valvular incompetence.

  • Evaluates cerebrovascular, arterial, extracranial and intracranial circulation.

  • Evaluates insitu bypass graft for patency, stenosis, occlusion or fistulas; rules out pseudoaneurysms.

  • Accumulates test data on appropriate forms and diagnoses the degree of disease.

  • Responds to telephone inquiries and patient consultations from residents, staff and others regarding patient examinations or test results.

  • Consults with staff physicians if a second modality is necessary for further evaluation or if a critical condition warrants immediate attention.

  • Assumes responsibility for test evaluation and interpretation of test results.

  • Assists in development of new techniques.

  • Attends continuing education programs as specified by the ARDMS.

  • Maintains quality control of laboratory equipment. Orders and maintains inventory of laboratory supplies. Calibrates and conducts routine maintenance of instrumentation.

  • Maintains patient clinical files and prepares patient charges for laboratory services.

  • Follow general policies and procedures in accordance with the regulations of UI Health Care, the Carver College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and UI Heart and Vascular Center (HVC).

  • 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.

  • Ability to provide rotating, on-call coverage on weekends (Saturday/Sunday) and University Holidays as assigned.

  • Provide coverage for the UI Heart and Vascular Center at Iowa River Landing (IRL) as needed/assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 40 hrs/wk, Scheduled between the hours of 7am and 6pm, Monday through Friday

On-Call assignment (includes Weeknight/Weekend/University Holidays)

Education Requirement:

Required 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 Vascular Ultrasonography.

Experience Requirement:

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills with patients/families, nursing staff and other multi-disciplinary team members.

  • Ability to provide rotating, on-call coverage on weekends (Saturday/Sunday) and University Holidays as assigned.

  • 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 in Vascular Sonography within nine (9) months following the start of employment.

  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required by start of employment.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree plus completion of a twelve-month formal education program in Vascular Ultrasonography.

  • ARRT (VI) certification.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume, cover letter and 5 professional references. Cover letter must clearly address how the required and desired qualifications of this position have been met. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on November 19, 2019. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Sonographer

  • Appointment Type: SEIU

  • Schedule: Full-time


  • Pay Level: 08

  • Starting Salary Minimum: 34730.72

Contact Information

  • Organization: Healthcare

  • Contact Name: Penni Berger

  • Contact Email:

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