• Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - General Procedures

  • Job Description


    Job Title: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - General Procedures
    Work Site: Medical Imaging Ultrasound - Peace Arch Hospital 
    Status: Temporary Part Time (0.50 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately March 6, 2020
    Salary: $32.00 - $39.89 per hour
    Hours: 07:00-15:30;07:30-16:00;08:00-16:30;08:30-17:00;12:00-20:30 + on-call
    Reference#: 119952-jim


    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the department across the Lower Mainland Medical Imaging (LMMI) health authorities (Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services and Vancouver Coastal Health). Performs abdominal, obstetrical, pelvic, peripheral vascular and small parts ultrasound examinations, observing patient safety practices. Duties include receiving and completing requisitions, entering relevant data into the diagnostic imaging information system, preparing patients for specific procedures, and conducting examinations utilizing ultrasound and Doppler techniques. Participates on committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.


    Education & Experience

    • Must be a graduate of a recognized training program in Medical Diagnostic Sonography and certified with Sonography Canada or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or be certified with Sonography Canada and have passed the Sonography Canada Skills Assessment (CCSA).

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and practice for Sonography procedures including abdominal, obstetrical, pelvic, peripheral vascular and small parts.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the aseptic techniques.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of safe work procedures with diagnostic sonographic and medical imaging equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform sonographic examinations in compliance with departmental standards.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
    • Demonstrated ability in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.


    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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