Job Description

Job Title: Lead Echocardio Sonographer
Job ID: 700330
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Hours will vary, plus call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: Cardiac Ultrasound
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132


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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs ultrasound diagnostic examinations in accordance with Level I and Level II Advanced sonographer.


  • 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.
  • Vascular ultrasound experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registry Required 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $23.64 to $38.12

Union Position: No

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