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Sr. Ultrasound Sonographer

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
Jun 24, 2024

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Sr. Ultrasound Sonographer

RAD Radiology Bayfront

Full Time


Job Summary

The Bayfront Medical Building complex is located south of the new UCSF Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision (WGVCV) and runs along Illinois, Mariposa and Third streets. The Bayfront Medical Building is critical to support UCSF Health operations and to serve a growing patient demand, including an increasing demand for outpatient surgery.

This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations and variable shifts per department needs. The position works 8 hour shifts.

Perform diagnostic sonograms to demonstrate anatomy and pathology for interpretation:

  • Obtain appropriate patient clinical information from requesting physician and/or service prior to performing exam.
  • Prepare patient for imaging.
  • Prepare room and equipment prior to imaging and after completion of exam.
  • Demonstrate appropriate self-critique of exams to include ability to recognize sub-optimal techniques and equipment malfunctions.
  • Meet physical requirements to perform all aspects of diagnostic sonography studies in the inpatient as well as outpatient settings, including but not limited to: performing portable exams, transferring and transporting gurney and wheelchair
  • Maintain RDMS credential(s) according to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography's criteria.
  • Maintain competency in all position-related required skills, based on objective annual evaluation by the Section Chief and Section Supervisor.
  • Demonstrate competency in the Radiology Information System (Radiant), including scheduling and completing exams with appropriate exam codes and billing codes.
  • Store and process image data on the Visage/ PACS archival system; have basic understanding and use of the Radiology PACS to interface with Visage/PACs; manage Visage/PACs and imaging system malfunctions by contacting and working with help desk personnel or service engineers until the problems are satisfactorily rectified.
  • Participate in departmental Annual Performance Improvement activities and goals.
  • Maintain appropriate equipment service records and quality assurance records as required by the department; communicate equipment problems and failures to appropriate supervisors and responsible engineers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision
    Recognize and perform duties that need to be performed, although not directly assigned by the supervisor, patients, and assisting with invasive procedures.
Utilize proper body mechanics to ensure patient safety upon moving and/or transferring patients, and moving equipment.
  • Follow established department and hospital guidelines for attendance and tardiness.
  • Adhere to all hospital and department policies and procedures. Remain current in regard to patient safety to include electrical, mechanical, fire, safety and disaster procedures.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patients, co-workers, physicians and other departments.
  • Assure that work environment is clean and in compliance with infection control and environmental health and safety standards.
  • Be a role model by maintaining a professional, neat appearance and adhering to the department dress code policy. Display hospital identification badge.
Be current with all annual required online training, UCSF Medical Center Policies, and the TUGs Operations Manual.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

Your placement within the salary range is dependent on a number of factors including your work experience and internal equity within this position classification at UCSF. For positions that are represented by a labor union, placement within the salary range will be guided by the rules in the collective bargaining agreement.

The salary range for this position is $77.74 - $96.64 (Hourly Rate).

To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Department Description

The Radiology Department is a specialty medical service that offers a wide range of imaging techniques to diagnose and treat a broad range of medical conditions.

At UCSF Medical Center, we offer the full spectrum of techniques, using the most advanced equipment. Combined with Bone Densitometry, CT, Interventional, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET, Ultrasound, and X-ray. We perform more than 500,000 procedures annually. In fact, a number of radiology advancements and applications were developed here.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of a formal accredited ultrasound training program in an approved school
  • Must have flexibility in scheduling, ability to rotate shifts and coverage for weekends and holidays and on-call shifts. This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations and variable shifts per department needs.
  • Requires ARDMS credentials in Abdomen and OB/Gyn specialties at minimum.
  • BLS - Basic Life Support.
  • Requires (2-5) years UCSF experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, and or equivalent experience in a similar Ultrasound department at UCSF. OR New hires who meet criteria of equivalent experience and credentials held must also have equivalent Senior Sonographer skills; the Senior Diagnostic Medical Sonographer title may be granted at the discretion of the Section Chief and Section Supervisor.
  • Maintain ARDMS credential(s) according to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography's criteria

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent work experience in an acute care setting.


  • Requires ARDMS credentials in Abdomen and OB/Gyn specialties at minimum.
  • BLS - Basic Life Support.

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Allied Health, Radiology, Technical & Technologist

Bargaining Unit

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - Patient Care Technical Unit (AFSCME-EX)

Employee Class





Mission Bay (SF)


Days, Variable

Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Must have flexibility in scheduling, ability to rotate shifts. This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations and variable shifts per department needs.