Ultrasound Supervisor

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Category: Radiology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 17577
FTE: 1


1.0 FTE, 10 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Oversees the daily operations of the General Diagnostic Ultrasound lab including patient flow, quality of studies, staffing, timecard review, orientation and training. Interviews applicants, recommends hires, counsels and evaluates employees and presents corrective actions through the written warning stage for assigned positions, Provides staff coaching, development, support and promotion of customer relations and service standards.  Conducts sonographic procedures on all patients of all ages and presents findings to Radiologist to establish a diagnosis. Assists in training of residents, fellows and Ultrasound students and new hires. Shows a high degree of judgment and skill in use of sonographic equipment. Ensures that equipment is constantly functional including troubleshooting, maintenance and remediation with vendors. Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and QA.  .

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Assigns billing codes for procedures and assures accurate billing

  • Compiles statistical and QA data as needed.

  • Coordinates and problem solves scheduling/patient care needs (including research) on a daily basis. Monitors outpatient schedule back-log, accommodates all emergency needs in a timely manner. Coordinates with personnel of other departments with regard to patient and/or staff related problems.

  • Notifies appropriate personnel of supply requirements; makes recommendations concerning the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of equipment.

  • Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students, residents and faculty.

  • Performs all duties of Diagnostic Sonographers as needed.

  • Performs supervisory functions for the assigned program, section or unit by interviewing and recommending the hiring of new staff members; providing or arranging for training for subordinates; evaluating subordinates' performance; and recommending personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, or disciplinary action to ensure adequate and competent staffing.

  • Prepares work schedules in a timely fashion. Previews timecards for accuracy.

  • Revises, develops and implements departmental procedures; communicate necessary changes to affected staff and departments.

  • Supervises day-to-day operations of sonography unit. Reviews task, sets priorities and revises workflow to effectively facilitate customer and departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience including 2 years direct supervisory experience

License/Certification: Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions

  • Ability to budget, make financial projections and write reports

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to manage workflow and/or unit productivity

  • Ability to plan, organize, develop tactical plans and set priorities

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and interpretation of Diagnostic Ultrasound procedures.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management

  • Knowledge of principles of the PACS network and/or other electronic image processing and image development systems

  • Knowledge of principles of ultrasound physics, and the propagation of ultrasound through tissues

  • Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment

  • Knowledge of ultrasound diagnostic procedures and equipment/instrumentation

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $163,654.40 to $185,567.20

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.