Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Sonographer Assistant- Ultrasound

    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/8/2018 11:03 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    Contingent position. Work evenings/weekends, will work around school schedule. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Diagnostic Sonography college program. Location: Ultrasound


    The sonographer assistant with work under the direct supervision of the sonographer, and is responsible for basic supportive care to specified patients and families.  This position assists in providing Sonographic services that support the Radiology Mission of high quality care, efficient service, and an emphasis on serving the unique needs of each customer.  This position will emphasize customer service as a first priority with each employee adopting the departments “The Way We Care” philosophy.  This position will demonstrate competencies in providing “age appropriate care to patients from birth through age 20, as well as selected adult patients.




    Why Nationwide Children's?


    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.




     Support the philosophy and objectives of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Radiology Department.  Interprets these to patient, parents, and hospital staff.

    1. Maintains a responsible attitude toward individual performance  in accordance with approved policies and procedures.

    2. Prepares patients for sonographic procedures in accordance with established protocols

    3. Prepares all related documentation for procedures as prescribed by section protocol.

    4. Processes orders as requested by Staff Sonographer.

    5. Maintains stocking of accessory supplies, patient care items, and cleanliness of general exam room and technologist areas

    6. Assist with transportation of patients to and from ED/Urgent Care following sonographic procedures

    7. Maintains knowledge of current applications in the field of Ultrasound technology via seminars, educational programs, and self-study.

    8. Responsible for performing a variety of  technical tasks and direct patient care activities under the supervision of a Sonographer

    9. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other separtments/service lines,

    10. Responsible for performing a variety of non-technical and indirect patient care activities.

    11. Establishes and maintains strong positive communication with patients and families.

    12. Represents the departments customer service focus to both internal and external contacts.  This shall include appropriate speech, mannerisms, and personal presentation as outlined in the Radiology Department Code of  Conduct.

    13. Complies with general radiation safety practices

    14. Complies with NCH, Radiology, JCAHO, CMS, OSHA, and other regulatory guidelines and policies

    15. Accepts other duties, and responsibilities, as well as special projects as assigned by Department Manager, Education Coordinator, or designated staff sonographer to maintain department functionality




    1. High school graduate or equivalent.

    2. Currently a student in an accredited Diagnostic Sonography program

    3. Minimum 3 quarters experience as a student sonographer preferred

    4. Ability to learn new procedures, and follow directions

    5. Possess a high level of professionalism, and the ability to establish good rapport with patients, staff, and physicians

    6. Possess effective written and verbal communication skills

    7. Possess valid CPR certification. 


    1. Standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling reaching, bending           consistently 67-100%

    2. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 50 lb                                     consistently 67-100%

    3. Talking, hearing, reading, perform manual tasks                                             consistently 67-100%

    4. Move, reposition patient and/or equipment of any weight/size

      With assistance of another person or equipment                                            consistently 67-100%


      The above list  is not intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  It is not to be sonstrued as an exhaustive list of dueite performed by said individual, nor it is intended to limit, or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of the employees under his/her supervision.



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