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Sonographer, Pediatrics
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/21/2021
Expire Date: 02/20/2021
Job Categories: Education, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Sonographer, Pediatrics

Pediatric Ultrasound Sonographer- FT and PRN  (Variable Shifts)
Requisition # 1903154

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) Required  
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience  

**Pediatric Experience Preferred*
Your Role:
Performs ultrasound procedures in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures to ensure the best possible patient care services are delivered.
As a VCH Pediatric Sonographer PRN you will facilitate quality patient care by performing ultrasound exams and related functions as requested.  
  • Performs routine ultrasound examinations as requested by physician to facilitate diagnosis in accordance with department procedure manual and initial patient assessment to include the following:
  • Room preparation to include supplies, equipment set-up, immobilization devices; isolation procedure requirements; and sterile technique if warranted.
  • Transports patients to and from the department to facilitate timely completion of patient exams as needed, in accordance with established department procedure.
  • Patient/Parent education to allay apprehension and elicit cooperation during the exam. Obtains clinical history of patient's condition.
  • Calculates and selects proper technical factors and probes based on patients age, physical condition and suspected pathology.
  • Processing sonographic images and evaluating them for technical quality.
  • Preparing films for interpretation by the Radiologist, recording pertinent patient data and pulling previous exams. Maintaining department log of exams performed for teaching file purposes.
  • Educates the patient and family regarding the examination process.
  • Provides caring responses to family questions.
  • Excels in service excellence from the patient and family’s perspective.
  • Transports patients to and from the department to facilitate timely completion of patient exams as needed, in accordance with established department procedure.

  • Reviews radiology exam requests and patient identification to ensure safe, appropriate and cost effective imaging.
  • Applies broad range of skills to ensure exam is completed timely and meets quality and compliance standards.
  • Provides appropriate Diagnostic Sonographer screening process to patients, staff  and self according to prescribed safety standards.
  • Assists in the orientation and training of new staff.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and      additional duties may be assigned.
Position Qualifications:
  • Ultrasound Sonographer who have graduated from an approved discipline specific program and at least one year of Ultrasound Sonographer experience may be eligible for the sign-on bonus for Monroe Carell Jr’s Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
  • Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and  1 year relevant experience
  • Registered  Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Required (A.R.D.M.S)
**Certification in Abdomen, Neuro and Vascular is preferred**
Position Shift:
PRN (Work on as needed basis)  Must have flexibility to work days and nights
Department/Unit Summary:
When it comes to diagnostic imaging, children's needs differ from adults’. They need extra safeguards and care. Our team has the experience and training to keep your child safe while providing accurate medical images. Our goal is to exceed families’ and referring physicians’ expectations with our imaging and interpretation.
We support the Image Gently Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, dedicated to raising awareness of lower radiation doses in the imaging of children. Children's Hospital also supports and practices the radiation safety principle of ALARA, an acronym for “as low as reasonably achievable.”
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
  • US      News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1      Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center),      9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's      best, #15 Education and Training
  • Truven      Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in      the US
  • Becker's      Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest      Hospitals in America"
  • The      Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in      Hospital Safety Score
  • National      Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant      awardees for medical research in the US
  • American      Association for the Advancement of Science:      12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
  • Magnet      Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only      group honored in Middle Tennessee
  • Nashville      Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest      employer
  • American      Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most    Wired" medical systems in the US



Qualifications & Requirements

Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Required

Additional Qualification Information:

  • If a recent graduate, new hire must obtain Radiologic credentialing within one year of being hired

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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