Sonographer is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer professional who is qualified
by professional credentialing and academic and clinical experience to provide
diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic
procedures. The scope of practice of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the
individual has received education and clinical experience, has demonstrated
competency and has completed the appropriate ARDMS certification, which is the
standard of practice in cardiac ultrasound.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
1. Demonstrates the cognitive
skills required to perform comprehensive echocardiograph imaging.
2. Demonstrates the technical
skills and abilities required to perform comprehensive echocardiograph
3. Demonstrates knowledge,
understanding and technical requirements for contrast echocardiography
(LVO, Doppler enhancement, MCE, shunt evaluation).
4. Performs other duties as
- Education: Graduate of an
accredited diagnostic medical ultrasound or dedicated echocardiography
ultrasound program. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in
Diagnostic Medical Sonography preferred.
- Experience preferred, but will
accept new grads. License/Certification:
Credentials from ARDMS or CCI as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac
Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS or RCCS) within
12 months of hire.
- American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider
BLS certification required.
The above statements are
intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of
personnel so classified.
The Children’s Heart Center is a rapidly growing program that is ranked
nationally by U.S. News & World
Report. Five pediatric cardiac sonographers perform transthoracic and fetal
echocardiography as required and per training and expertise across the spectrum
of congenital and acquired heart disease. Our sonographers rotate through
inpatient and outpatient environments, determining the proper technique and
positioning to ensure optimal results in accordance with applicable standards,
protocols and procedures. Physicians are on site in the units daily and
interact directly and closely with the patients and the sonographers. We also
provide education in prenatal and postnatal echocardiography diagnosis to
University of Virginia fellow physicians and ultrasound students. Our staff
works as part of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of specialists to best
care for our patients with high-risk congenital heart disease to optimize their
Pay Range: $27.84 – $44.54/hour
Primary Location: Charlottesville
Work Locations: Battle Building - Children's
Hospital 1204 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22908
The University of
Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women,
minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.