Diagnostic Sonographer II
Alberta Health Services
Grande Prairie, Alberta
In cooperation with the Diagnostic Imaging Director, the Senior Technologist, Ultrasound coordinates and supervises the day-to-day workload in the area of ultrasound. The Senior Technologist, Ultrasound functions with limited supervision in the monitoring of patient flow, staff and equipment performance ensuring service provided is efficient, effective and of the highest standards. This position actively participates in the performance of patient examinations and works closely with all individuals within the department and Peace Country Health.
1. Participates fully in the performance of patient examinations as prescribed by physicians.
2. Supervises the personnel involved in the provision of ultrasound services.
3. Works as a coordinating team member with the Director, departmental peers, technical and non-technical staff to provide leadership and consultation to staff.
4. Ensures the area of ultrasound is operating to expected standards.
5. Performs other duties as required, including coaching and teaching other staff in proper techniques, and acting as a resource in technical expertise and information to various health care providers within the region.
- Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (including CSDMS liability insurance).
- Echo and Vascular qualifications are required.
- Canadian Association of Registered Medical Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and/or America Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Graduation from an approved ultrasound program.
- Management courses an asset.
- Computer literacy and training preferred.
- Extensive experience in various specialized ultrasound imaging modalities and techniques.
- Extensive experience in the establishment of operation of an ultrasound program.
- Experience in the supervision of other staff.
- Training, experience and certification in other areas such as Adult Echocardiography.
- Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a host of technical, medical and administrative personnel both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to develop and lead orientation and in-service sessions to a variety of technical and non-technical staff.
- Ability to lead, motivate and supervise other technologists.
- Ability to ensure the quality of work within the department.
- Evidence of ability to foster an environment which promotes a team approach to the provision of services.
- Evidence of precision and attention to detail and to develop those skills in other staff.
- Evidence of an understanding of patient and client needs and a desire to meet those needs.
- Evidence of maturity, diplomacy and tact.
- Evidence of initiative, motivation and independence in the ongoing provision of service and the implementation of projects.
- Evidence of initiative and willingness to keep current in the individual’s area of expertise.
Type of Job
Hours Per Shift: 7.75
Minimum: 39.89 per hour Maximum: 51.69 per hour
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.