Echo/Ultrasound Sonographer

Radiology · Portales, New Mexico
Department Radiology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $30 - $40/hour DOE


Job Summary 

Responsible for daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.


Essential Functions

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization
  • Perform clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations
  • Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images
  • Use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings
  • Analyze sonograms, synthesize sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician
  • Coordinate work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage
  • Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care
  • Assist with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory
  • Maintain a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms
  • Maintain ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies
  • Participate in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation
  • Establish and maintain ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Professional Requirements

  • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Complete annual education requirements.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wear identification while on duty.
  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the organization.
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certified in General Diagnostic Sonography
  • Certified in Echocardiography
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or must be obtained within thirty (30) days of hire


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of ultrasound services
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner


Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions 

  • Working irregular hours including call hours
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
  • Position requires light to moderate work with 50 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
  • Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.


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  • Location
    Portales, New Mexico
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $30 - $40/hour DOE