o Responsible for the independent operation of sonographic
equipment, and for performing ultrasound exams according to the ACR
o Operates the ultrasound equipment unders safe conditions and
reports any equipment issues to the director of ultrasound .
o The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at
all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding
and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they
o Verifies the written physician’s order and verifies
appropriateness of exam prior to performing
o Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and
adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological,
diagnostic information and images.
o Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to
accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic
o Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and
o Works closely with all the ultrasound dispatchers .
o Communicates properly with patients and ensures patient’s
modesty and privacy at all times
o Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical
comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
o Responsible to ensure that all required paperwork is collected
and is accurate.
o Maintains adequate supplies.
o Participates in the accreditation process as needed
o Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and
good rapport with all interrelating facilities.
o Completes the Sonographer’s Observations form as indicated,
according to the established procedures.
o Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient
care is provided.
o Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical
duties as required.
o Completes the daily schedule in a timely manner
o Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all
patients in the sonographic area/department.
o Performs other related duties as assigned.
o Ability to effectively communicate with the facility medical
o Demonstrates good knowledge of medical terms
o Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum
diagnostic sonographic information with each exam performed.
o Will work different shifts and“on call” as the need arises
o Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or
Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP) is required.
o Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is
o Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic
Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty(ies) as
o Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME)
requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.
While performing the duties if this job the sonographer will at
times be required to stand, sit on the edge of the patient’s bed,
extend either arm for scanning, reach across with hand and arm,
bend, or crouch.
o The employee must be physically capable of carrying out all
o Emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands
of the position.
o Strength sufficient to: lifting the ultrasound carrying case
and other related objects (up to approximately 30 lbs).
o Ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for
o Adheres to proper lifting procedures
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
With this being a mobile position, it will require the
sonographer to adhere to all traffic safety rules and regulations
at all times when on duty.