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Student Cardiac Sonographer

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:


HAH_MercyOne  CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

  • Actively participates in training program to become proficient with all cardiac ultrasound equipment and procedures performed at the MercyOne Iowa Heart Center.
  • Performs echocardiograms according to established protocol.
  • Instructs and educates patient regarding the ordered test and prepares the patient for the procedure.
  • Appropriately documents in EHR and billing system
  • Positions patients as necessary to complete echocardiographic exams
  • Monitors patients status during testing
  • Responsible for maintaining strict confidentiality of patient information
  • Maintains equipment in designated testing areas.
  • Demonstrates customer service/interpersonal skills.
  • Takes personal responsibility for work, actions, and attitudes
  • Respects patients, peers, clients, students, physicians, service representatives, and other hospital staff
  • Demonstrates positive and effective communication skills
  • Cooperates with peers and leaders to build and maintain an effective healthcare team.
  • Participates in QA activities as directed
  • Adheres to all Joint Commission and IAC accreditation guidelines
  • Completes department competencies in the required timeframes.
  • Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.
  • Maintains a clean and well-organized work environment
  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.


  • Current participation in IHC student sonography program
  • Must meet the educational requirements of the ARDMS/CCI for ultrasound training within 12 months of hire
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Iowa City , Student Cardiac Sonographer, Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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