Sonographer at Oregon Health & Science University

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Location: Portland, Oregon

Job Description:

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Location: US-OR-Portland
Req ID: 2021-8363
Position Category: Radiology
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Job Type: AFSCME union represented
Department: Diagnostic Imaging Services
Salary Range: $41.59 - $57.12 per hour
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Hours: Varied shifts 8:00am to 4:30 pm, 8:30am to 5:00pm
HR Mission: Healthcare

The function of the Ultrasonographer position within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging is to perform all phases of diagnostic medical sonography. These procedures include but are not necessarily limited to abdominal, OB/GYN, Breast, neurologic, small parts, Native and Transplant Renal and Liver Doppler and pediatric ultrasound procedures. The ultrasonographer promotes OHSU's mission statement by delivering high quality, cost effective, family-oriented service. This position helps to create a collaborative environment by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. Sonographers work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Locations include Marquam Hill, South Waterfront, and Beaverton (Westside).


  • Provides quality real time 2D, 3D, M Mode and doppler applications to acquire images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of equipment.
  • Documents and demonstrates knowledge and skill to evaluate normal/abnormal anatomy and any related pathologies for presentation to Radiologist.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in ultrasound physics.
  • Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
  • Performs portable procedures when needed.
  • Prepares and instructs the patient for the diagnostic study using age appropriate communication skills.
  • Optimizes each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient.
  • Must be able to perform all ranges of exams after completion of technical competencies.
  • Assists the physician in invasive and/or specialized procedures, such as amniocentesis, needle biopsy, localizations, and tumor masses, as directed.
  • Continues to stay current in regards to new US technology hardware and software upgrades.

Required Qualifications

  • Approved Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
  • Alternatively, the candidate must satisfy the ARDMS acceptable pathway to obtain the ARDMS credentials.
  • Ability to perform all phases of general diagnostic sonography. Will consider new student graduates.
  • Must have good judgment, decision making and communication skills. Proficient in the use of various ultrasound units. Must be able to demonstrate specific normal anatomy and abnormal pathology. Have a working knowledge of ultrasound physics and principles.
  • Graduate of an approved diagnostic medical sonography course that meets current qualifications to apply for and take ARDMS board examinations. Candidates must be American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registered in OB/GYN and Abdomen within 12 months of hire date. Must have current approved BLS Card.
  • Must be licensed with the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging.
  • Code of conduct
    • Respect in the workplace.
    • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years in a large hospital a plus.
  • Vascular experience a plus.
  • RVT encouraged.

All are welcome