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Staff Sonographer - Echocardiography

  • Job ID: 505004545
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight plus on call
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Cardiology
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $26.36 to $38.96 / hour


We are currently offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for a 2-year commitment!

Are you looking to join a team that gives you a sense of reward and accomplishment? At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, you can experience this each and every day. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh among the country's top 10 pediatric hospitals - in the breakdown of specialty care, Children's ranked second for pediatric cardiology!

This full time position will work primarily daylight hours with on call responsibilities.

Perform non-invasive echocardiography and Doppler studies.


  • Perform clerical duties accurately in a timely manner such as entering data in the patient logbooks and enters patient billing information into appropriate system.
  • Performing scans at the technical level as deemed appropriate by the Lead Sonographer and Medical Director
  • Recognize complex heart disease and acquires some of the necessary images. Seek appropriate guidance to complete studies.
  • 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 complete echocardiographic studies (two-dimensional imaging and Doppler) on children with structurally normal hearts and simple cardiac lesions (i.e. VSD, ASD, and PDA) without assistance.
  • Attend Echocardiography Laboratory teaching conferences and continues to expand own knowledge of echocardiography and congenital heart disease.
  • Participate in teaching ultrasound students and cardiology fellows to the degree of own knowledge.
  • Review patient's medical history to determine what echocardiographic information is needed.
  • 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).
  • Work with all makes of equipment and explores new procedures and technology.
  • Perform miscellaneous Echocardiography Laboratory duties to include: maintain supplies and equipment, pull and key echo studies, and maintain a clean Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Work with the child and family to secure cooperation so that a diagnostic echocardiographic study can be obtained.



Associate's degree - basic sciences area such as ultrasound with an emphasis on cardiac anatomy and physiology or related field.1 year Echocardiography procedures experience OR enters through CHP trainee position that was successfully completed.The one year echocardiography experience equals an independent Echocardiographer employed with full-time status.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
RDCS Adult OR Pediatric eligible for certification as an RDCS and must obtain licensure within 6 months from date of hire. If entering this level from CHP trainee position, must achieve RDCS certification status within one year of entering role of Staff Sonographer

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder based on their individual experience and education.

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