The Staff Sonographer functions as a healthcare provider who,
working under the delegated authority of the supervising physician,
serves as a medical imaging professional providing clinically
relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and
treatment of patients. Responsibilities include providing
diagnostic medical sonography services and its various clinical
specialties. The professional level of this health care service
requires highly skilled and competent individuals who function as
integral members of the health care team. Must be able to produce
and evaluate ultrasound images and related data that are used by
physicians to render a medical diagnosis. Must acquire and maintain
specialized technical skills and medical knowledge to render
quality patient care.
Performed majority of the time:
- Obtains, reviews and brings together pertinent patient history,
physical examination, and supporting clinical data to facilitate
- Perform the diagnostic medical sonography examination ordered
by the supervising physician in accordance with professional and
- Apply independent, professional, judgement to ensure a complete
exam is obtained and prepare a written and/or verbal preliminary
report for the physician.
- Performs quality control functions in ultrasound in association
with department quality control program.
- Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct
sonography examinations in accordance with infections disease,
sterilization, and patient safety protocols, policies and
- Foster a collaborative atmosphere with other members of the
- Maintains appropriate supply levels and/or assists others.
- Transports patients as necessary.
- Communicate with patients in a manner appropriate to the
patient's ability to understand and appropriately explain the
- Assists in patient scheduling.
- Willing to work different shifts as needed for the
- Performs after hours exams on call back basis per department
protocol and as requested by supervisor.
- Maintain orderliness and cleanliness of the procedure rooms and
Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of
- Completes required continuing education per ARDMS
- Assists in evaluating new products and equipment.
- Assists in training and instruction of new sonographers and
- Participates in scheduled staff/department meetings.
- Helps maintain protocols, procedure and reference manuals.
Decision making and budget responsibilities:
- Decision impact limited to the employee.
- No budget responsibility.
- Graduate of Diagnostic Medical Sonography program
- Associates degree or Bachelor's degree.
- ARDMS registered candidates without formal training must have
two (2) years' experience in a large hospital.
- Education and experience to reflect training in caring for
neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric
- Minimum of one (1) year experience in a large hospital.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
- Must be registered or become registered within 12 months of
hire date by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
(ARDMS). Registries should include Obstetrics and Gynecology or
- Oregon State Board of Medical Imaging licensure in the practice
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required
within 90 days of hire.
- Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Basic Windows and Microsoft office computer application
- Demonstrates effective written, verbal and interpersonal
- Presents a professional image.
- Ability to deal with multiple demands in a fast-paced hospital
setting in a calm and pleasant manner.
- Uses computer application skills in communicating and analyzing
- Uses all aspects of the electronic medical records
- Uses Radiology information system and PACS accurately.
- Practices safe work habits and uses required precautions when
handling blood and body fluids.
- Follows policies and procedures regarding high level
disinfection of ultrasound transducers..
- Exhibits a high standard of medical ethics and empathy towards
- Utilizes feedback from customers in decision-making and looks
for ways to improve service.
OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality
Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part
of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place
We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named
Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro
home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to
treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth.
A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of
Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health
care to patients.
As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our
name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our
expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living
in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to
primary and specialty care.
Additional Posting Information
Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment
opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring,
promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and
compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to
race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship,
veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability,
or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law.
We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application
of this policy in our daily business conduct.