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University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER SPECIALIST (TEMPORARY, DAYS) Req #:203391Department:UW MEDICAL CENTER - ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSIS Posting Date:04/29/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$39.09 - $61.15 per hour Union Position:YesShift:First Shift A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.

Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.


This role will be able to independently produce high quality diagnostic ultrasound exams in an efficient and timely manner. Follows all outlined department protocols while ensuring patient safety, comfort and confidentiality. Proficient in the use of the ultrasound equipment. Competent in the use of all relevant computer systems.

•Selects appropriate equipment and transducer for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
•Explains the test to the patient. Instructs and assists the patient in positioning for the examination.
•Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
•Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
•Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
•Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
•Exercise independent judgment to tailor examination to acquire anatomic and pathophysiological data relative to patient’s clinical presentation.
•Produces images of internal organs and ensures data gets stored to PACS.
•Obtains permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout.
•Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
•Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
•Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
•Has knowledge of UWMC’s policies and the functions of other departments.
•Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
•Perform examinations with appropriate documentation set out by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and UWMC protocols for each modality of diagnostic ultrasound.
•Independently performs portable exams at the patient’s bedside.
•Perform calculations of exam data to determine physiologic parameters such as blood flow velocity, spectral analysis, color Doppler flow analysis, as well as embryonic/fetal development, gestational age, and fetal hemodynamics.
•May provide needle guidance to radiologists and non-radiologists.
•Document exam data and develop reports for physician review and finalization.
•Triage emergent patients for daily schedule.
•Maintains CME credits to obtain active status in the ARDMS.
•Independently perform clinical diagnostic ultrasound examinations. This includes abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, small parts, and intraoperative ultrasounds.

- Completion of diagnostic ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) AND Registered in abdominal and obstetrical ultrasound OR experience equivalent to criteria for eligibility for registration in abdominal and obstetrical ultrasound by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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