Job Description

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Per Diem - Ultrasound
Job CategoryAllied Health
SchedulePer Diem
ShiftRotating Shift


General Sonographers utilize high-frequency sound waves and use of special camera equipment to produce images of the inner human body for the identification and diagnosis of abnormalities.  Vascular Sonographers utilize high-frequency sound waves to perform non-invasive ultrasound studies to identify vascular abnormalities and informs appropriate health care providers of preliminary data.  Informs patients about testing procedures.  Cardiac Sonographers/Echo utilizes high-frequency sound waves to perform non-invasive ultrasound procedures of the heart to assess the function as well as the structures of the heart in adult and geriatric patients.  OB Sonographers utilize high frequency soundwaves and uses special camera equipment to produce images of the inner human body and/or fetus for the identification and diagnosis of abnormalities



Cleans the equipment and probe after each patient and disinfects the TEE probe after each procedure, making sure to adhere to safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures as set forth by the hospital and the department.

Explains the procedure, answers patient questions and addresses their concerns

Assists medical staff during special procedures.

Obtains patient history, answers patient questions, explains procedures and comforts patients.

Abstracts relevant information from the patients’ clinical record and obtains additional information if necessary; verifies prescription, diagnosis, patient identification and chart.

Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.

Maintains sonographic and other equipment in efficient operating order; assists with preventative maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis.

Performs advanced tests with portable equipment in patients’ rooms when necessary.

Positions patients and operates equipment to produce the most reliable and informational data; observes patient for any unusual reactions or event.

Cleans instruments on fixed and movable equipment associated with surgical sonography activities.

Operates specialized equipment to calibrate and record test results; prepares room and equipment for patient; and instructs hospital personnel and students on examination procedures, evaluation of results, equipment maintenance and calibration, as well as anatomy and physiology pertaining to exam and principles utilized by equipment.

Assists in inventory control and ordering supplies.

Takes call responsibilities as needed in department.



EDUCATION:  Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school providing a sonography program.  

EXPERIENCE:  Six months to one year of diagnostic medical sonography experience preferably in an acute care setting.  

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: General Ultrasound Sonographers and OB Sonographers are required to obtain American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) within eighteen (18) months of hire date.  Vascular and Cardiac Sonographers are required to obtain ARDMS or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) within eighteen (18) months of hire.  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required for General Ultrasound Sonographers and Vascular and Cardiac Sonographers upon hire.    


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