Oregon Health & Science University

Doernbecher Echo Sonographer – Resource

Job Locations US-OR-Salem
Requisition ID
Position Category
Allied Health
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Doernbecher Echo
Salary Range
$48.14 - $66.10 per hour
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

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Having an echocardiogram performed can be a tremendously scary procedure for patients and their families. However, in the right hands, the skill and compassion of an accomplished sonographer can help put patients at ease and create a positive experience for everyone.


You could be that sonographer. Your sound judgment and skillful hands will not only gently guide the imaging experience, but will lead the assessment and diagnosis of the full range of pediatric cardiac disease. Through your echocardiographic expertise and training, you will help fulfill Doernbecher’s mission to improve the health of children.


The Doernbecher Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Lab is seeking a qualified and experienced professional to join our team in a resource role based in Salem, OR.  Salem Outreach is based at Salem Health. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is excited to be establishing a dedicated team (cardiologist and sonographer) onsite to support this community.


Candidates must be able to perform the required duties listed below at a highly technical level requiring limited or no supervision.  The sonographer will maintain a high standard of medical ethics at all times and should be self-motivated toward continual improvement.  Applicants must work independently to produce high quality imaging on neonatal to adult age patients. 


This position will be based in Salem, OR.  Coverage in other outreach clinic locations may be required.

Candidates must be experienced and registered in pediatric echocardiography.


Join our team. Partner with a skilled cardiologist and a fantastic children’s hospital and help take care of the hearts of the children in Oregon.

Function/Duties of Position

Echo Procedures:

Determines and instructs patient in proper preparation for exam; explains examination process and procedure to patient; positions patient for each examination to maximize effectiveness of image and minimize patient discomfort; adjusts equipment controls; modifies each study during the exam to demonstrate the anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics and/or pathology accurately; determines need for additional views depending on patient variables or demonstrated pathology; manipulates transthoracic transducer by hand over diagnostic area in order to image cardiac structures and visualize hemodynamic flow patterns as necessary; follows DCH imaging protocols when indicated; selects appropriate scan based on significant functional and/or anatomical pathology; records representative images for review by Cardiologist.

Records and Reports:

Schedules patients from phone or written physicians’ request; obtains clinical data from patient chart or referring physician; arranges digital images of exam findings in logical sequence for patient's permanent medical record; maintains patient files (e.g., records patient identification and corresponding examination procedures); verbally reports summary of patient's medical history and pertinent exam findings to Cardiologist. 



Demonstrates pediatric echocardiography techniques; processes images in digital format; performs routine cleaning and adjustments on machines and reports any mechanical failures to supervisor; utilizes hazardous cleaning/sanitizing chemicals for esophageal probe; utilizes computer/ultrasound machine data for additional analysis; performs periodic quality control tests to ensure proper operation of equipment; keeps abreast of new techniques and technological changes by attending workshops and seminars. Follows and utilizes research protocols.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Technology or Ultrasound from an approved and accredited program OR equivalent combination of education, formal training and work experience.
  • Board Certification or eligibility for certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.
  • Sonographer license issued by Oregon Board of Medical Imaging. Active registration must be maintained with continuing medical education units (CME’s) on an ongoing basis.
  • BLS certification.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two year experience in pediatric echocardiography with patients with complex congenital heart disease.
  • Fetal experience is a bonus.
  • Clinical experience with patients with complex congenital heart disease in a variety of settings including ambulatory, NICU/PICU, surgical suites and catheterization laboratory.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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