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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Requisition ID: 271601 

Position Number: 20090655

Posting End Date: July 27, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Ultrasound Diag Medical - HSC 

Job Stream: Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 09/03/2021 - 03/01/2023

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.80 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends;Standby coverage as required;On Call

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $36.963, $38.073, $39.212, $40.392, $41.603, $42.856


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager and under the general supervision of the Charge Sonographer, the incumbent is responsible for performing a wide variety of standardized and complex sonography services for the diagnosis and tracking of disease and pathology and preparing accurate reports for physician interpretation. 


Responsibilities include:

preparing the patient for examination, reviewing patient history, explaining procedures, obtaining ultrasound images of diagnostic quality, and the initial action to resolve abnormal findings.  


The incumbent will also assist with diagnosis, clinical intervention and patient management ensuring a high level of patient care.  


The incumbent may also assist in the education of new staff, students and residents, quality assurance and in research endeavors within the department.


Diagnostic Imaging provides diagnostic services on campus at the Health Sciences Centre as well as other satellite offices located throughout the city.  This position may be assigned at either location.


  • Previous related experience preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Graduate of an accredited program in Diagnostic Ultrasound.


  • Upon hire, must be eligible for registration with Sonography Canada CRGS (Canadian Registered General Sonographer) credential and must become a registered member within three months of hire.  The Centre will consider certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) with the following specialties:  Obstetrical/Gynecological and Abdominal Sonography.  Must maintain active status with either or both registries. 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the applicable policy.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

  • Position requires a high degree of technical expertise and a thorough knowledge of all specialized areas in diagnostic ultrasound in order to perform a wide range of ultrasound procedures requiring independent judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various levels of personnel, both internally and externally, and within an inter-disciplinary environment.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have the ability to adapt readily, and respond with initiative, to a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Must be able to function as an independent, self directed professional.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical analysis.
  • Must have the ability to use professional judgment to adapt and apply procedures, protocols and professional standards of care to new and changing technology and needs of others.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical and mental health and be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting.
  • Must demonstrate the use of safe and effective body mechanics while working with clients.
  • Must be able to safely transfer large and/or heavy clients who may have limited or no weight bearing capabilities.
  • Must be able to position clients, some of whom are in a state of unconsciousness.
  • May be required to occasionally work extended hours.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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