Sonographer, Diagnostic Imaging, First Shift

Job Description

Sonographer, First Shift, Diagnostic Imaging Department

UC Health is hiring a PRN Sonographer for the diagnostic imaging department for first shift at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care.

The role of the Sonographer is to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients by producing diagnostic images of various organs and structures of the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound). Ultrasound is an extremely operator-dependent imaging modality this position requires an advanced understanding of anatomy and vascular physiology.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is the regions premier provider of post-acute and transitional care services, offering a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services and research. Daniel Drake Center helps patients recover from catastrophic injury and illness including multi-system organ failure, complex wound care, traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury.

Daniel Drake is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. Patients at Daniel Drake Center have access to many hospital-based services including 24/7 on-site physician coverage, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, wound care and specialty physician consulting services. The availability of these on-site services allows for quick response to the complex and evolving care needs for our patients.


Job Responsibilities
  • Performs Biopsies and other interventional Ultrasound procedures. Rotates weekends and on-call must be able to respond within 45 minutes for call procedures.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/families regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population-related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures in accordance with established protocols.
  • Reviews for appropriateness and completeness, patient histories, and requests for services.
  • Explain procedures to patients.
  • Selects and operates complex ultrasound equipment. Regulates technical factors on individual patients. Reviews studies for diagnostic acceptability.
  • Provides routine care to patients in the department. Practices aseptic and sterile techniques to prevent the spread of disease. Administers or assists in administering CPR or other emergency procedures as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate records and supplies.
  • Instruct students in methods and procedures.
  • Participates in continuing education activities related to the field of Diagnostic Ultrasound and its subspecialties. Demonstrates and maintains skills in providing care to patients of specific age groups, such as geriatric and neonatal, through in-service and continuing education.
  • Performs evaluative equipment tests; participates in (or is responsible for) quality control program.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Required: Must have graduated from a certified program and acquired the accreditation of ARDMS or be registry eligible.
  • One year experience, open to new graduates.
  • Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. New graduates of an approved program, who are registry eligible, will be given one year from hire date to complete registry.

Join our team as a Sonographer in our diagnostic imaging department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

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