Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Relief

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $59.16 - $73.96 Hourly USD

Job Description

At San Mateo Medical Center, we are always seeking ways to enhance the already impressive services we offer. This dedication to excellence is reflected in the exceptional care we provide and the extraordinary professionals who provide it. Here, you will have the chance to develop your talents with a skilled team of professionals who actively support and encourage each other's success. If you are ready to open new doors to your career, join us today!

We are seeking a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Relief to perform routine and complex imaging procedures in Ultrasound Sonography, while providing a safe environment for patients and fellow employees. The successful hire will be assigned to the Radiology Division where you will prepare and/or instruct patients in self-preparation for various examinations. These duties require excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow through from the point of scheduling an exam, taking the appropriate films, and sending out the images and reports, as necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • At least one year recent experience as a sonographer in a hospital setting.
  • Ability to plan daily work flow and department coverage, including daily assignments, on-call coverage, and vacations.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work well with the Radiologist for overall patient care.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing work flow.

NOTE: The current vacancy is an Relief position. The hourly wage for "relief" classifications is 5% above the rate for regular employees in the same classification.
Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare and/or instruct patients in self-preparation for various examinations.
  • Maintain the equipment and supplies used in sonography.
  • Obtain standardized sonographic images of patients.
  • Maintain procedural competence in imaging.
  • Recognize and record appropriate anatomy and pathology using sonographic equipment.
  • Recognize gross abnormalities, which can be dangerous, and notify physician immediately.
  • Record patient statistics in log and note tape measurements.
  • Perform bedside examinations when required.
  • Assist physician with ultrasonic guided biopsies.
  • Assist in training students in various diagnostic procedures in specialty areas.
  • Assume responsibility for accurate data collection for quality assurance procedures.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Current and valid registration issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) is required.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is: Training and experience that has resulted in demonstrated competence in Sonographic examinations.

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable imaging equipment and techniques.
  • Regional and gross anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Trans-sectional anatomy of the human body.
  • Principles, methods and techniques and equipment associated with sonography or nuclear medicine.
  • Nuclear and X-ray occupational radiation hazards.
  • Procedures and use of monitoring equipment, aseptic techniques.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Deal tactfully with patients and physicians.
  • Assisting in instructing and training others.
  • Administering first aid and CPR.
  • Positioning patients and making sharp, clear images of designated areas.


If you are interested in being considered for this Relief position, the following materials must be electronically submitted in a Word or PDF format.
  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Scan of your RDMS registration issued by the ARDMS
  • Scan of your current CPR or BLS certificate

Please include the words "Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Relief" in the subject line of email submission. Please submit the required materials electronically via email to:

Jacqueline Pelka, Clinical Services Manager - Diagnostic Imaging, jpelka@smcgov.org

Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Apply immediately. Resumes will be accepted until the closing date of the job announcement.

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Ximena Burns (07212021) (Imaging Specialist - F081)

Keywords: sonographer, medical, imaging specialist, imaging, technician, sonography, ultrasound , x-ray

Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map