Memorial Health

Registered Clinical Vascular Sonographer

Job Locations US-IL-Springfield
Position Type


Basic Function of Vascular Sonographer:


Evaluation of anatomy and pathophysiology of the vascular system by the use of diagnostic ultrasound.  Performance, measurement, and evaluation of arterial and venous structures.  Assist the vascular surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders/diseases.  Image and report processing via PACS and electronic reporting applications.  Support laboratory operations by participation in accreditation, quality assurance, education, and lab development projects.  Embodies the Memorial Health Values of Safety, Integrity, Quality, and Stewardship that support our mission and vision.


Sign on Bonuses available!


Day, Evening, and Night shifts available.



  • Active Registry by the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) or Credentials by CCI (Cardiac Credentialing International) required.
  • ARDMS specialty certification in Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), ARDMS RDMS in the Abdominal (RDMS AB), or CCI Registered Vascular (RVS) preferred.
  • CPR required within 90 days from hire date.


  • 1 to 2 years minimum experience in diagnostic ultrasound after completing an accredited ultrasound program preferred.
  • Graduate of an Accredited School for Radiologic Technologist, required

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to lift and move patients and heavy equipment to meet the clinical and operational needs of the area.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Educational methodology, data organization, information handling skills and leadership abilities preferred.


  • 401K



  1. Obtain, review and bring together pertinent patient history, physical examination and supporting clinical data to facilitate diagnostic result.


  1. Perform vascular ultrasound diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures on patients of all ages by producing, assessing and evaluating ultrasound images and related data according to established standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.


  1. Provide interpreting physicians with an oral or written summary of technical findings.


  1. Maintain technical skills related to all ultrasound imaging factors; maintain knowledge of other testing modalities.


  1. Demonstrate knowledge in human gross and sectional anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology to image and evaluate normal and abnormal tissue structure or function.


  1. Understand biological effects of ultrasound.


  1. Use independent professional judgment to assure exam will clinically evaluate the given diagnosis. Refer discrepancies to interpreting or ordering physician.


  1. Adheres to behavioral standards.


  1. Utilize proper infection control procedures according to department and hospital procedures.


  1. Ensure proper recording, documentation, confidentiality and transmission of patient information. Develop and maintain skills in digital imaging and information practices.


  1. Monitor the condition of equipment and supplies to ensure safe and efficient operation of the department.


  1. Comply with departmental policies regarding employee/patient incident reports.


  1. Participate in the department’s continuing education program, Laboratory accreditation and case review/quality review processes.


  1. Keep current with clinical developments in the field of ultrasound imaging. Be responsible for continual learning.


  1. Maintain ARDMS or CCI credential through documentation of continuing education requirements of the credentialing organization.


  1. Organize and participate in daily activities that maintain operations: cleaning stocking, equipment evaluation, moving equipment to bedside studies, data entry and evaluation, emergency call rotation, imaging system electrical safety, equipment repair and diagnostics, Imaging and reporting system Dbase maintenance and Sys Admin functions.


  1. Serve as liaison to other hospital departments for coordination of quality assurance and process improvement activities.


  1. Serve as resource to technical staff, medical staff and visitors for clinical or educational information and activities.


  1. Maintain and advance abilities to assimilate and report clinical information in complex patients.


  1. Follow SMH policy directives and procedures the performance of duties and responsibilities.


  1. Be an example to the laboratory staff of professionalism, teamwork and patient advocacy.


  1. Demonstrate leadership in helping the team meet strategic goals of the department and the organization.


  1. Keep current of clinical developments in the field of Ultrasound imaging and assist the Department Manager in the creation of new clinical imaging protocols and advanced ultrasound applications.


  1. Coordinate the staff’s continuing education program and actively involve the sonographers in a peer / case review process. (ie staff or MD case presentations)


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