Sonographer - PRN (On-Call Only)

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MercyOne Newton


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians. 

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.



POSITION SUMMARY:  The Sonographer performs all general, abdominal, pelvic, OB and small parts Ultrasound examinations-Vascular if trained. These procedures will be performed on various ages of patients in accordance with the age-specific delivery of care policy.  This person will be able to operate all Ultrasound, and process images as needed.  The technologist may be required to be available for emergency call and will also perform clerical and transporting duties as assigned by the department director.



  • Demonstrates knowledge of all clerical duties in the front office.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of image maintenance and filing system.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of use of equipment in office, such as computer, fax/copier.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the transportation of patients and patient care.
  • Assists in coverage of department and telephone communications.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of scheduling outpatients and inpatients, with the proper preparations.
  • Demonstrates competence in being able to work independently performing all General/OB Ultrasound examinations.  Is competent in troubleshooting Ultrasound machine problems, doing quality assurance on Ultrasound machine and training other personnel when needed.
  • Identifies Age Specific needs of patient and complies with the same.
  • Performs all duties as a Sonographer along with being able to take emergency call with a response time of 1 hour.
  • Demonstrates ability to operate all ultrasound equipment along with performing routine equipment maintenance when necessary.
  • Assists department director in the purchase of new ultrasound equipment.
  • Demonstrates eagerness to teach Ultrasound Technology students.
  • Demonstrates ability to use PACS and VRAD telerad computers
  • Demonstrates knowledge to burn CD’s of images.
  • Demonstrates professional attitude and interest in work by maintaining acceptable work habits and behavior.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth and continuing education.
  • Meets yearly ongoing age specific and other competencies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Radiology Department workflow processes, policies/procedures, adhering to quality improvement standards.
  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service.




EDUCATION: Must be a graduate of an approved School of Ultrasound Technlogy

EXPERIENCE: Clinical experience in General and OB Ultrasonography

LICENSURE: Registered or registry eligible American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS)

  • Must be able to read, write, and follow written instructions in English.
  • Must demonstrate ability to cordially deal with the public.
  • Must be registered or registry eligible with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) if performing x-rays.
  • Must be registered or registry eligible with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Vascular Sonographers, including knowledge in OB Ultrasonography.
  • Must have current license to practice I the State of Iowa
  • Must maintain current licensure in CPR. 



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