Sonographer | Rapid City Hospital | Full Time – 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD USA Full time 24_2257


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Starting Pay Rate Range




(Determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience of the applicant.)

Job Summary

It starts with heart. That is what you will do each day. As a Sonographer at Monument Health, you will be valued as an essential team member providing compassionate patient focused care. You will discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and— most importantly— a life-changing career. You will make a difference. Every day.

As a Sonographer, will perform ultrasound examinations on patients of all ages utilizing a variety of technical aspects that require judgement, ingenuity, and initiative in applying sonographic principles to obtain diagnostic images.

Our vision at Monument Health is to be one team, to listen, to be inclusive, and to show we care. To do the right thing. Every time. If you share this philosophy, we hope you’ll join us.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Instant pay is available for qualifying positions

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Able to consistently determine and present high quality exams to the radiologists.
  • Applies sonographic sectional anatomy knowledge to assess for disease processes or other pathology and displays images using proper ultrasound scanning techniques.
  • Competently works within required computer programs (i.e. PACs, RIS, Vrad) as well as manual downtime processes.
  • Consistently demonstrates a thorough knowledge of patient positioning, quality control and quality assurance, specialized techniques, and demonstrates the ability to plan own work.
  • Assists the physician in performing procedures.
  • Performs all ultrasound examinations in a competent and professional manner.
  • Consistently performs clinically proficient sonographic procedures using principles of ultrasound physics and human anatomy and physiology.
  • Develops and maintains teamwork.
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn new procedures and accepts additional responsibilities.
  • Is on time and prepared to work scheduled hours. Reviews patients condition, history, and physicians order; consults radiologist with any questions.
  • Determines area and method of scanning; properly positions the patient.
  • Routinely prepares the patient and the equipment for the upcoming procedure.
  • Educates the patient and/ or family regarding the procedure to be performed.
  • Provides professional age-specific interaction with patients.
  • Adheres to the standards outlined in the Monument Health Standards of Performance.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent: General Studies

Graduate - Radiology Program with additional ultrasound training or Sonography program

Certification - **Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); ARDMS - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or
ARRT with Advanced Ultrasound Certification


Education - Associates: Related Field 

Experience - 1+ years of Sonographer Experience; 1+ years of Staff Technologist Experience

**Policy Number: MIS-7040-115 - Caregivers must be BLS certified upon employment or within their 90-day probation period.

Physical Requirements: Heavy work - exerting up to 25 pounds of force constantly (67-100% of the time), and/or up to 50 pounds frequently (34-66% of the time), and/or up to 100 pounds of force occassionally (up to 33% of the time), and or up to 100 pounds of force seldomly to move objects. Possible exposure to radiation and frequent exposure to contaminated needles and infectious body substances. Requires the ability to work designated shift lengths (including 8 and 12 hours), which may include night shifts or occasional irregular hours.

Job Category


Job Family

Technical Radiology


RCH MIS Ultrasound

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

Make a differenceEvery day.

Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.