Vancouver Coastal Health Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, General Procedures in Canada

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Job Title: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, General Procedures

Work Site: Powell River Hospital, Powell River, BC

Status: Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)

Start Date: FEB 06, 2017

Salary: $29.71 - $37.02 per hour

Hours: 0830-1630, Monday to Friday

Reference#: 089488-afa

Thanks to one of the mildest climates in Canada, gardening, golfing and fishing are year-round activities in Powell River. Add in a thriving arts and cultural community, and spectacular West Coast scenery, and you’ll see why those who visit want to stay! Powell River is just 134 km northwest of Vancouver and accessible by car and ferry (five hours) and air (half an hour). Forestry, tourism and fishing are the major industries. The town is large enough to offer every amenity to its 20,000 inhabitants, but small enough to maintain a friendly community ambiance. Residents enjoy world-class fishing, hiking, diving, canoeing, sailing, walking and kayaking.


Education & Experience :

  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certified or Sonography Canada Certified.

  • Must be a graduate of a recognized training program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

  • New and soon to be grads welcome to apply!

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice for Diagnostic Medical Sonography procedures including abdominal, obstetrical, pelvic, peripheral vascular, and small parts.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the aseptic techniques.

  • Broad knowledge and practice of safe work procedures with diagnostic sonographic and medical imaging equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform sonographic examinations in compliance with departmental standards.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.

  • Demonstrated ability in CPR techniques.

  • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the *Internal Application Process . Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.*

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