Job Description

Job Title: Pediatric Sonographer
Job ID: 180001HN
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Varied daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Cardiology
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


Do you enjoy helping others and have a passion for caring for children? If so, a role at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC may be the life-changing experience you've been searching for! 


Perform non-invasive echocardiography and Doppler Studies.


  • Attend Echocardiography Laboratory teaching conferences and continue to expand own knowledge of echocardiography and congenital heart disease.
  • Function independently and perform the full range of echocardiography examinations. 
  • Must be able to work various shifts and provide on-call, overtime and weekend coverage, as well as support examinations at the main campus, satellite and/or any outreach location(s).
  • Identify four interesting cases, one simple shunt, one simple stenosis and one complex lesion case (as defined by the divisional director) per quarter and logs these cases into the Sonographer QA binder.
  • Perform clerical duties accurately in a timely manner such as entering data in the patient logbooks and accurately enters patient billing information into appropriate system.
  • Perform complete echocardiographic studies (two-dimensional imaging and Doppler) on children with heart disease with minimal physician guidance.
  • Perform diagnostic portable echocardiographic studies independently.
  • Perform miscellaneous Echocardiography Laboratory duties to include: maintain supplies and equipment, pull and key echo studies, and maintain a clean Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Performing scans at the technical level as deemed appropriate by the Lead Sonographer and Medical Director
  • Provide guidance and instruction to less experienced scanners (cardiac sonographers, ultrasound students, cardiology fellows) to improve their imaging skills and acquire complete information in a patient with complex congenital heart disease.
  • Review patient's medical history to determine what echocardiographic information is needed.
  • Work with all makes of equipment and explores new procedures and technology.
  • Work with the child and family to secure cooperation so that a diagnostic echocardiographic study can be obtained.


  • Associates degree - basic sciences area such as ultrasound with an emphasis on cardiac anatomy and physiology or related field. 
  • 2 years’ experience required in Echocardiography and related procedures.
  • Pediatric experience preferred.
*Candidates that do not meet the requirements of the Pediatric Sonographer may be considered for a Staff Sonographer role depending on years of experience, education and licensure.  Please note that the salary may vary depending on years of experience, education and licensure of the selected candidate. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pediatric Certification is required. 
  • Adult Certification is required, if candidates do not have adult certification- employee must obtain it within 1 year of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer

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


Salary Range: $24.67 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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