Professional Clinical/Allied Health
2019-R0207570 Requisition #
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The Woodlands Hospital

A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.


Position Summary:

Performs breast ultrasound exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the direction of the Medical Director; Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test.  Performs complete diagnostic imaging test inclusive of positioning patient, equipment management, and documentation of findings.


Position Responsibilities:

1.     Performs ultrasound exams on patients according to the specific departmental procedure protocols under the direction of the  Medical Director

2.     Prepares equipment ensuring that it is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards

3.     Problem-solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative or CES regarding equipment problems

4.     Ensures that daily equipment and room maintenance are performed before/during/ after each procedure, and that special precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control standards

5.     Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained

6.     Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure

7.     Demonstrates competency in PACS process and Performs the daily QA process

8.     Actively Participates with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient exams.

9.     Communicates with Patient Transportation, Nursing Units, Physician Offices, and other diagnostic areas to ensure that the patients receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth, efficient and safe manner

10. Performs portable examinations (when applicable) at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide immediate diagnostic testing when needed

11. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images

12. Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to Accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings

13. Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information with medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician

14. Assumes responsibility for the safety, emotional and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographers care

15. Assists with the daily operations of the ultrasound suite

16. Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations

17. Maintains a daily log of patient’s seen/ completes exam-billing forms

18. Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and Maintains adequate supplies

19. Participates in the maintenance of the ultrasound accreditation


Associate’s Degree Required



Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or ARRT; must maintain current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements;

Current Breast Certification preferred

CPR/BLS Certification


Minimum Experience:

Two (2) or more years in the Breast Sonography field is preferred


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good alpha/numeric dexterity and handwriting skills

Interpersonal skills for communication with patients, visitors, physicians and other hospital personnel.

Must have good written and oral communication skills

About Us

As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems, CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. We are home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston. Our additional markets include CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute carefacility in East Texas); St. Joseph Health System (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley); and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport in Lake Jackson.

In partnership with our physicians and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. Learn more about our mission-based culture at

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Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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