Job Description

Job Title: Lead Echocardio Sonographer
Job ID: 180000K7
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Varied hours with call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Echocardiography IP
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213



UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is a tertiary care, academic facility that is part of the UPMC network and provides care to patients with a wide variety of cardiac pathologies and offers advanced treatments such as transplant/LVAD and TAVR.  The echocardiography laboratory is IAC accredited and has state of the art ultrasound systems, reading stations and reporting program.  The laboratory offers advanced transthoracic echocardiography with strain and microbubble contrast.  All modalities of stress echo are performed including, treadmill, dobutamine and bicycle.  Transesophageal echo routinely uses 3D imaging and is a high-volume diagnostic technique that is also frequently used to assist in structural heart interventions.  The lab will be moving into a new expanded space in 2018.  There are 10 staff sonographers, 2 full time nurses and a full time academic physician staff.  CME support is provided.

In addition to performing imaging procedures at an advanced level, coordinates workflow, assists with projects and coordinates educational activities. Functions as a working technologist and distributes workload to ensure efficient operations.

  • Performs ultrasound diagnostic examinations in accordance with Level I and Level II Advanced sonographer.
  • Leads orientation and training for new hires, students and other medical personnel; ensures competencies are completed in the required time frame. 
  • Responsible for offering remediation with sonographers when necessary.
  • Keeps current with industry standards and works with system partners to improve quality.
  • Coordinates daily workflow and schedule of the department while maintaining staffing levels based on, but not limited to, call offs, vacations, patient volumes, and training needs.
  • Monitors quality assurance projects and assists in the development of exam protocols along side of or in place of advanced sonographers and communicates results back to departmental leadership. 
  • Leads accreditation activities.
  • Has working knowledge of instrumentation and can troubleshoot issues concerning processes or workflow. 
  • Assures the maintenance of lab equipment, coordinating PM and repairs with BioTronics.
  • Assists in talent acquisition interviews for successful recruitment of sonographer candidates and provides feedback for annual performance reviews.
  • Assumes the leadership role in the absence of the supervisor.


  • Completion of formal training in an accredited ultrasound program or professional equivalent required. 
  • 3 years of ultrasound experience required. 
  • Performance review consistent with minimum of Strong/Solid performance on last performance review.

 Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registry Required
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation OR Basic Life Support
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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