Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II Women's Health Institute ($2,500 Sign on Bonus Eligible)

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7151702 (Ref:ccf18514211)

Posted: June 2, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


  • Performs ultrasound studies (i.e. obstetrical, GYN, abdominal, retro peritoneal, small parts, pediatric, and vascular).
  • Consults with referring physician regarding patients' medical history and selection of appropriate procedures and equipment required for proper diagnosis.
  • Reviews charts, previous reports and requisition prior to the exam.
  • Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
  • Ensures patients' comfort and safety during and after the exam.
  • Assists with scheduling of patients and schedules all emergency patients for diagnostic ultrasound procedures.
  • Monitors all appointments scheduled for ultrasound examinations.
  • Performs preliminary research on patients when preparations are not provided and determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules.
  • Acquires, archives, transmits and prints images via PACS.
  • Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.
  • Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.
  • Processes billing via RIS. Assures proper function of ultrasound equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.
  • Adequately supplies exam rooms with linen and related medical supplies.
  • Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents and in-service education of staff members.
  • Assists with orienting new employees to the equipment, department procedures and scanning protocols.
  • Demonstrates ultrasound equipment for staff and visitors.
  • Potentially rotates through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations.
  • Assists in new investigative techniques, procedures and equipment.
  • Maintains the most up to date knowledge in the field through self-motivated education and attendance of appropriate conferences and symposiums.
  • RDMS must be maintained and in good standing.
  • If working within the Imaging Institute, performs non-invasive vascular studies to include veins, arteries, pulse volume readings and assist the physician during invasive studies.
  • •Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited school in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and in good standing.


  • If working within the OBGYN/Women’s Health Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) within one year of hire. Certification within OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) must be obtained within one year of hire.
  • Must have completed specialized training in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
  • If working within the Imaging Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) RT(S) or RT(VS) upon hire. Must have one certification within Abdominal (RDMS, AB), OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) or Vascular (RVT, VT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) upon hire. The other two certifications must be obtained within twelve months of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
  • Must possess additional specialized certification to perform exams beyond OB/GYN, Abdominal and Vascular, as applicable for area of specialty. These include but are not limited to: Musculoskeletal Sonography, Pediatric Sonography.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum two years recent modality experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • •Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


Join Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital, founded in 1892, where we are a fully accredited hospital by The Joint Commission. Fairview Hospital is a community hospital with 488 licensed beds and was recently awarded the No.4 hospital among Cleveland hospitals and No. 5 hospital in Ohio. At Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, our patients have access to our strong clinical Centers of Excellence which includes Heart, Cancer, Birthing, Surgery, and our certified Level II Trauma Center.

We are looking for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II to join our team of devoted caregivers within our Women’s Health Institute. Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work with high-risk OB patients. As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II, you will perform imaging through the application of non-ionizing, and high frequency soundwaves for patients of all ages. Your primary duties will include:
• Speaking with the referred physician regarding patients’ medical history to select proper procedures for diagnosis.
• Reviewing the charts and previous reports prior to the exam.
• Educating patients regarding the procedures and equipment used to ensure comfort and understanding during exams.
• Monitoring appointments scheduled for ultrasound examinations and demonstrating equipment for staff and visitors.
• Reporting malfunctions or issues to proper administration.

Our ideal future caregiver is someone who:
• Comes prepared with a willingness to learn and interest in the Women’s Health and Sonography field.
• Currently has graduated from an accredited Ultrasound program and OB/GYN certified.
• Works well in a close-knit, teambuilding environment and has strong communication skills.
• Can multitask in stressful situations and have decisive judgement under minimal supervision.
• Can provide empathy and compassion in a patient-centered environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who are flexible and would like to advance their career growth opportunities within Cleveland Clinic. Caregivers in this position will be provided monthly educational courses to continue development. This position will also be an opportunity for caregivers to move upward to Lead Sonographer.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.
Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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