Catholic Health Initiatives Sonographer - Per Diem, Maternal Fetal Medicine in TACOMA, Washington

Sonographer - Per Diem, Maternal Fetal Medicine


Job Type: Per Diem

Daily Schedule: Per Diem

Weekend Required: Occassional

Location: Franciscan Medical Group

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for performing obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound examinations at a technical level in accordance with department protocols and applicable regulatory requirements. An incumbent assumes responsibility for the safe, efficient and proper operation of ultrasound equipment.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Executes all varieties of obstetrical and gynecologic diagnostic ultrasound exams presently offered by the department; performs all examinations in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards and department protocols; determines correct techniques to obtain images of the highest quality and resolution; and participates (along with supervising Obstetrician/Gynecologist) in the final exam diagnosis.

  • Serves as a liaison between patients, interpreting physicians (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) and referring providers; explains testing procedures to patient; ensures that emergent exam results are relayed promptly to the appropriate physician.

  • Utilizes appropriate educational resources to maintain currency in diagnostic sonography, and assists in various educational services relating to both staff and patients; attends local and national professional meetings to stay abreast of new procedures, equipment or information; participates in the formal training of ultrasound interns; evaluates new ultrasound products and equipment.

  • Performs incidental office duties as necessary to maintain the completeness of the patient record; ensures that patient data is entered correctly and that patients are billed appropriately.

  • Assists with Quality Assurance/Improvements audits and activities as required.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Additional Duties:

Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.


Education and Work Experience:

Graduation from an accredited training program in Cardiac and/or General diagnostic radiology (Certificate in sonography).

Recent completion of a twelve-month internship in diagnostic ultrasound or equivalent recent directly-related work experience.


Current registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or Current certification by the American Association of Radiology Technologists (ARRT)

Current Health Care Provider BLS certification.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule Per Diem

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0183559

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.