Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$70.12 - $77.40 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#120796 Lead Cardiac Sonographer

Filing Deadline: Wed 2/1/2023

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Working under general direction, serves as the Lead Sonographer Senior to Principal ultrasound technologists serving as a department resource ensuring diagnostic ultrasound examinations are completed according to established protocols. Acts as a subject expert and assist other sonographers as needed. Manage the daily operations of the department including approval of same day add-ons and future overbooking of the schedule. Contributes to, and participates in, work organization, quality improvement projects, and scheduling of staff. Coordinates daily workflow and staff assignments, as well as flex staff out when the volume goes down. Serves as Departmental point person for bio-med and facilities engineering. Responsible for training staff and monitoring adherence to our internal imaging protocols. Ensures compliance with medical center policies and regulatory guidelines. Completes ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent department operations. Demonstrates effective communication and conflict resolution skills with patients, coworkers, physicians and all other health care members. Assists Ultrasound Manager and Supervisor with staff meetings, hiring, performance evaluations feedback, and other projects as needed. Floats within department as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date,

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography(ARDMS)

  • Five years of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of sonography education and experience.

  • Recent hospital experience as a Cardiac Sonographer.

  • Possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills.


  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer issued by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).


  • Must be able to work various hours/shifts and locations based on business needs. Capability to perform on-call including weekend when required.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $146,411 - $161,611 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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