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Ultrasound Technician/Sonographer (Abortion Services) - Des Moines, IA

Planned Parenthood North Central States Des Moines, IA Salary, Varies

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Planned Parenthood North Central States

Centralized Services Associate – Des Moines, IA

Starting salary for candidate who meets minimum requirements (Experience will be compensated): $30+

$2/hr Weekend, Bilingual and/or $4/hr Float Differential provided when shift requirements are met.

Typical Schedule: 32 hours/week – all positions are benefits eligible

 Union Membership: This position is represented by SEIU.

About Us:

At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom, and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote, and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care, and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Click here to learn more: Our Mission

What to expect:

Under direct supervision of the Health Center Manager, the Ultrasound Technician performs a wide variety of functions. Ultrasound Technician provides compassionate, confidential, and quality ultrasound medical care, as well as excellent customer service. Ultrasound Technicians are advocates in implementing our mission of “To affirm the right to reproductive and sexual health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education, and fierce advocacy.” They may perform other related duties to support health center operations as assigned.

Tentative Schedule: Hours will depend on the clinic location, with a total of approximately 32 hours/week working Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. This position will travel regularly between clinics in the region, with the majority of time spent at the Rosenfield, Ames & Iowa City locations.


This position will impact us with the following contributions:

  • Perform ultrasound medical services in accordance with Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) Medical Standards and Guidelines (MS&G)
  • Perform transvaginal and abdominal ultrasound for gestational age dating, abortion follow-up, and Intrauterine Contraceptives (IUC) localization
  • Maintain clear and accurate medical records, utilizing the electronic health record system
  • Assist in the maintenance of facility for cleanliness, appropriate instruments, and optimum supply levels
  • Assist maintaining ultrasound equipment for proper functioning in accordance with the policies and standards of PPNCS and regulatory agencies
  • Participate in the quality assurance/risk management process for medical protocols, regulatory agency compliance, HR policies, and workplace safety policies
  • Provide appropriate and accurate information to patients related to the ultrasound procedure
  • Maintain patient and health center confidentiality
  • Adhere to all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and patient privacy regulations
  • Follow all state laws regarding mandatory reporting
  • Comply with state laws governing abortion services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), or graduate of an Ultrasound Technologist program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT).
  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Current CPR certification


This position is eligible for paid time off (PTO), Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST), and participation in the 403 (b) retirement plan.

Please note:

We require all PPNCS employees, volunteers, interns, and fellows to have a current, up-to date, COVID vaccine (Exemptions may be provided for medical, disability (ADA) or religious reasons.)


The position you are applying for is in a health center with direct patient care, therefore, if you were to be offered and accept employment, we would require the following documents from you prior to your first day of employment.  Please do not bring this documentation to your interview – you will have forms to complete that require the documentation should you be offered the position.

  • Hepatitis B vaccination records
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination records or proof of immunization
  • Tuberculosis PPD Skin Test that is no older than 12 months
  • CPR Certification

Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom. 

Planned Parenthood is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status, or status regarding public assistance. Planned Parenthood is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity as well as providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to an equitable and inclusive work environment and encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of initial skill set.


Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.

Questions? Contact for more information.




Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Date Posted March 29, 2024
Date Closes May 13, 2024
Start Date December 4, 2023
Located In Des Moines, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 29-2032.00 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Zipcode 50315

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

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