Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$56.70 - $77.57 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#129808 Perinatal Sonographer

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/23/2024

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UC San Diego (UCSD) Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, ranked a High Performing Hospital for Obstetric and Infant Care, the highest award a hospital can earn (U.S News and World Report 2022-2023).

We invite you to join our team of highly skilled Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists, genetic counselors, perinatal nurses, and fetal cardiologists in a positive, collaborative, academic environment dedicated to delivering world class, patient-centered prenatal care in beautiful San Diego.

At UC San Diego Maternal Fetal Care and Genetics, we invest in you, with opportunities for professional growth and development:

  • Biweekly Fetal Medicine Conferences and quarterly Quality Assurance meetings (earn up to 2.5 CMEs per month).
  • Additional education funding for CME travel and registration fees provided every other year.
  • Learn advanced imaging techniques including 3D/4D and microvascular Doppler flow imaging (SlowFlowHD).
  • Perform ultrasound guided invasive procedures.
  • Opportunity to learn Fetal Echocardiography (FE) and earn Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) FE credential working alongside both fetal cardiologists and MFM specialists.
  • Teach fellows, residents, and ultrasound students.
  • Exposure to new and ongoing research projects with opportunities for publication and presenting at local and national CME conferences.
  • The Perinatal Sonographer workload and workspace have been carefully designed to reduce the risk of work related injuries.
  • Scanning 6-8 patients per day on average using premium GE Voluson ultrasound systems at all sites.
  • Large, ergonomically designed ultrasound suites and workstations.

As a Perinatal Sonographer, you will be responsible for performing low and high risk perinatal obstetric (OB) ultrasound examinations in accordance with established departmental guidelines and protocols. The Perinatal Sonographer should have special interest and expertise in prenatal diagnosis and OB ultrasound with the ability to recognize normal and pathological conditions and apply additional modalities as indicated (i.e. Doppler, 3D/4D).Additionally, the Perinatal Sonographer will obtain relevant history via EMR, image according to protocol, review cases with the care team, and generate preliminary reports using structured reporting software. Familiarity in recognizing and troubleshooting various imaging IT issues is required. You may also be required to perform other duties, as assigned.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired as a Sr. Ultrasound Tech or a Principal Ultrasound Tech.


  • Graduate of a CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in OB/GYN.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Commitment to continued education in MFM ultrasound by obtaining at least 15 CMEs (20CMEs for Principal level)every 36 months in detailed OB ultrasound and/or fetal echocardiography.

  • Recent, relevant clinical experience in an OB or MFM (fetal) ultrasound setting.

  • Experience performing nuchal translucency exams and/or 12-14 week detailed anatomy scans per AIUM guidelines.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of sonographic assessment of maternal-fetal conditions including athorough understanding of fetal anatomy, physiology, anomalies, and high risk maternal factors.


  • RDMS or RDCS in Fetal Echocardiography (FE).

  • Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) Certification.

  • Inpatient OB experience

  • Two to three (2 - 3) years OB ultrasound experience in an MFM setting.


  • Must be able to work at various locations in the San Diego region based on business needs, including Sorrento Valley, Hillcrest, and Encinitas.
  • Shifts are eight (8) hours with various start times, typically 715AM-345PM, 730AM-400PM, 745AM-415PM, or 800AM-430PM
  • No call, no weekends, no nights, and no holidays.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $130,229 - $161,966 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $62.37 - $77.57

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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