• Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 6, Area Supervisor

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 6, Area Supervisor
    Work Site: Abbotsford Regional Hospital - Abbotsford, BC
    Status: Regular Full Time 
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $40.31 - $50.31 per hour
    Hours: 700-1500 Monday to Friday
    Reference#: 112352-klo


    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 Integration (LMI) health authorities (Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health). Position works in a team based environment and is responsible for the supervision and coordination of technical and staffing activities of assigned area. Oversees the quality of technical work performed, participates in recruitment and performance management and coaches and orientates team members. Updates and standardizes policy and procedure manuals, compiles financial and statistical reports, responds to enquiries, facilitates and coordinates research and development projects, participating in the management of computerized information systems and maintains inventory of supplies. Performs technical/special procedures when required.


    Education & Experience

    • Sonography Canada certified or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certified.
    • Graduate of a recognized training program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, preferably including Adult Echocardiography.
    • A minimum of four (4) years' recent, related experience, including one (1) year supervisory and leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Comprehensive knowledge of the standards of practice and guidelines for Medical Imaging practitioners established by the CAMRT and/or other relevant national professional associations.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based practice.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of organization policies, procedures and standards of care, including practice of safe work procedures with modality equipment
    • Comprehensive knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Broad knowledge of PACS/Radiology Information Systems, i.e. digital imaging, image archiving and retrieval.
    • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective leader, motivator, facilitator and team member.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate, coach and mentor staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop procedure protocols and manuals.
    • Demonstrated ability to promote evidence based practice and a culture of creativity and enquiry.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop project plans and implement new projects.
    • 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 deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
    • Demonstrated skill in modality specific techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated computer skills.
    • 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.

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

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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