Diagnostic Medical Sonographer


IWK Health

Req ID: 160240 Department/Program: Diagnostic Ultrasound, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics Location: Halifax Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 5 position(s)Start Date: ASAPUnion Status: NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining UnitCompensation: $34.0735 - $41.1555 /hourClosing Date: Open until filled Successful applicants will be eligible to receive a one-time Signing Bonus of $10,000. In turn, a Return of Service will be required for a (2) two-year period. IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive. Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.


Halifax, Nova Scotia


The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performs high quality ultrasound studies for pediatric, obstetrical, gynecological patients and interventional procedures under the direction of a Radiologist. The Sonographer participates in the training of other Sonographers, Students, and Residents as required. The incumbent provides diagnostic quality images using accepted protocol; processes and archives images to facilitate radiologist’s reporting as part of the patient record; maintains accurate patient files in the radiology information system(RIS) as per standard operating procedures; maintains a professional attitude; demonstrates teamwork with punctuality and consistent workload with high performance and practices excellent patient care at all times.

Hours of Work: 7.5 hour shifts; Monday to Friday, variable shifts and after hours call on a rotational basis


  • Graduate of an accredited training program in diagnostic medical imaging
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with NSCMIRTP and maintain an ongoing active license in good standing
  • Experience in pediatrics, obstetrics, cardiac and vascular, neurosonography and interventional procedures preferred
  • Participation in ultrasound quality assurance activities and advanced training in sonography as required such as fetal cardiac sonography and neurosonography
  • All levels of experience encouraged to apply
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset

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Arlene MacAskill


Sr. Consultant, Recruitment & Retention


5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K6R8

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