Technician, Ultrasound

Pennsylvania, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

This position is contingent upon favorable funding.

The highly qualified and experienced ultrasound technician will be a Cardiac Sonographer at the Penn Center for Quantitative Echocardiography and be responsible for performing highly specialized offline quantitation of echocardiographic images according to the American Society of Echocardiography and department guidelines, ensuring accurate, precise, and reproducible results.  Sonographer will be responsible for performing highly specialized echocardiographic studies utilizing 2D, 3D, and Doppler techniques.  Sonographer will compile and maintain files according to department procedures.  Under supervision of the Medical Director, sonographer will conduct trainings for physicians and sonographers participating in clinical trials to ensure high quality and consistent image acquisition.  Sonographer will engage in continuing education related to state-of-the-art ultrasound techniques for the assessment of cardiovascular physiology.

Responsibilities and duties include offline quantitation of ultrasound images,  providing training and feedback for sonographers and physicians participating in Core Lab clinical,  scanning transthoracic 2D, 3D, and Doppler echocardiograms, as well as performing additional duties as assigned.


Associate’s Degree or Two-Year College equivalent required (CVT or equivalent) with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$20.00 - $36.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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