Job Description

Job Title: Lead Echocardio Sonographer
Job ID: 81059794
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight hours plus call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: Cardiac Ultrasound
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132


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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.

  • 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.
  • Performs ultrasound diagnostic examinations in accordance with Level I and Level II Advanced sonographer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide the reading Physicians with a comprehensive preliminary analysis of all procedures.
  • Contributes to positive growth and development of the department by maintaining a positive attitude and interacts in a positive way with patients and coworkers.
  • Perform a variety of quality echocardiographic evaluations of the heart for diagnostic purposes
  • Must be available for overtime, on call, and assistance in other areas if necessary. Requires being able to work flexible hours and days of the week to include weekends.
  • Accountable for timely performance of all procedures in accordance with departmental policy while maintaining exam quality.
  • Provides care to adult and geriatric.
  • Assists with the training and orientation of physicians, students, preceptors and new staff.
  • Prepares fellows machine for overnight and weekend STAT studies.


  • 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
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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

Salary Range: $24.35 to $39.89 / hour

Union Position: No

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