Sonographer I

Position Details

Department: PCH-SW | Ultrasound
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Avondale
Employee Type: PRN
Posting #: 740706
Posted On: 4/6/2023
Kaitlin Donnelly
Kaitlin Donnelly

Position Summary

Posting Note: *PRN, Variable hours*

This position performs a variety of ultrasound imaging procedures to providedata for diagnosis and monitoring of disease and injuries in accordance withall applicable standards, regulations, and licensing requirements. Requirescompetency in a variety of equipment and technology. Performs duties in arange of acute care pediatric-centered settings.

Position Duties

  1. Performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations on patients forinterpretation by a radiologist. Determines proper technique and positioning to ensure optimal results in accordance with allapplicable standards, protocols, and procedures. Followsdepartment triage guidelines based on patient acuity and examprioritization. Maintains a safe environment for patients andfamilies, and advocates appropriately. Identifies and troubleshootsmachine malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safeoperations of ultrasound equipment. Reports service needs andpreventive maintenance issues as appropriate.
  2. Creates a detailed report to include pertinent medical history,ultrasound findings, and measurements for presentation tointerpreting physicians. Report is clear, concise, and grammaticallycorrect.
  3. Interacts professionally and projects a positive image of theultrasound team. Provides ultrasound safety information topatients, families, and all other affected parties to ensure thoroughunderstanding of the study being performed.
  4. Maintains professional and technical competency through thecontinual pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement by remainingapprised of current literature, practices, and new developments inthe field of ultrasound.
  5. Performs finalizing functions using radiology information system(RIS) to facilitate timely and accurate results and charge capture.Archives records in accordance with Radiologist(s) specifications.
  6. Participates in re-stocking and room turn over to provide forefficient, effective, and safe department operations. Followsestablished infection prevention policies and procedures forproper transducer cleaning.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Graduate of an accreduited ultrasound program
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Completion of an ultrasound clinical rotation through an ultrasoundprogram
2. Previous pediatric experience
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ARDMS registered in at least one of the following: OB/GYN Abdomen Neuro Vascular Pediatrics Musculoskeletal
2. Vascular registry required within 12 months of hire (RVT preferred over RVS).
3. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Ability to work independently and in a team environment, both within thedepartment and within the organization, to provide the best familycentered care through effective communication and operationalefficiency.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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