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Virginia Mason Memorial Ultrasound Technologist in Yakima, Washington

This position qualifies for a $10,000 sign on bonus!

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with our Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.

Actual pay rate will be calculated based on relevant years of experience and education/certification requirements.


Under the broad direction of the Radiologist, the Ultrasound Technologist performs ultrasound examinations of specified anatomy as requested by an authorized, licensed Provider. The Ultrasound Technologist is expected to perform a variety of ultrasound procedures with the knowledge and ability to obtain a diagnostic-quality sonogram on all ages and gender of patients.


  • Performs ultrasound procedures (general and vascular) and invasive procedures per established protocols (i.e. biopsies, paracentesis, thoracentesis, FNA, etc.).

  • Measure, calculates and selects proper technical factors in order to obtain diagnostic exam.

  • Interprets data gathered in assessment and provides care appropriate to age related needs.

  • Obtains patient medical history and clinical data for correlation with the imaging study, and enters such data into the appropriate database.

  • Positions patients with a high degree of professionalism and safety, while assuring optimal imaging results.

  • Utilizes supportive and immobilization equipment and devices to ensure patient safety and comfort.

  • Upon completion of patient imaging procedure, the technologist reviews the images and associated data in PACS for accuracy and assures all images are available for Radiologist dictation.

  • Completes the procedure in the Radiology Information System (RIS) so that the pertinent patient records are updated (i.e. for documentation, billing, etc.).

  • Understands and follows all safety policies and reports any unsafe conditions or practices to lead technologist/manager.

  • Utilizes the radiologist’s comments (formal and informal) for improvement of their technique and/or acknowledging exemplary work for improved service to patients.

  • Adheres to imaging Quality Control procedures.

  • Utilizes equipment and resources appropriately. Reports equipment problems, malfunctions, and/or need for repairs to lead technologist or supervisor. Maintain cleanliness of equipment for patient safety and/or function.

  • Through attitude and example, demonstrates Virginia Mason Memorial’s expectations for customer service.

  • Maintains a level of responsibility for updating job related knowledge and skills level, including applicable Joint Commission, and industry requirements, in an effort to increase individual skills and quality patient care.

  • Accepts responsibility for working on tasks that better or enhance the department. Communicate appropriately with imaging team to maintain productivity and operational efficiency.

  • Assists in training and instruction of new department personnel and students.


Education: Graduate of an accredited program of Sonography or Radiologic Technology under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required. 12 month externship preferred. Registry eligibility required.

Experience: 2-4 years of ultrasound experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: American Heart Association BLS required. Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) certification required at time of hire. Certification via the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ADDMS) required within 12 months of hire. Abdomen or OB/GYN registry required within 12 months of hire. Must be able to independently perform all exams and procedures in Ultrasound department.

Additional Requirements: Call required every for Part Time and Full Time staff.


Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is primarily a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM extends beyond the existence of a community hospital, including a multispecialty team of more than 200 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important vision, our diverse workforce bands together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike.

We believe that the way we treat our patients, and our fellow employees is a vital part of the job we do every day. Together, we can create loyal, enduring partnerships with our patients, our community, and one another; while staying focused on improving the quality of life for our patients and the overall quality of the organization. At Yakima Valley Memorial, we listen to staff ideas and empower them to innovate and create changes.

At YVM, we are committed to establishing a diverse and encouraging workplace that supports all employees, appreciating their unique backgrounds and experiences. We believe our culture enables us to meet our mission and values while serving patients, current employees, and any prospective employees in the Yakima Valley. We hope you join us in our passion for delivering remarkable patient care and on what’s most important to us – making you better so our patients get better.


At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported. We recognize that our staff is our most valuable resource! We are proud to offer all employees an excellent Total Rewards Package that is well-rounded in the elements that matter to you and your family. Our goal is to attract, retain, and motivate high-quality staff members to continue contributing to patient care locally in the Yakima Valley. These offerings include:


We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans to meet the needs of you and your family. Benefits include:

  • Offerings of two (2) medical plans covering a range of providers and services within the Yakima Valley and beyond

  • Saving and spending accounts to set money aside tax-free for health care and dependent care expenses, including a Health Savings Plan (HSA) that ranks above all Health Care 500+ and Fortune Best Benchmarks with a generous employer contribution

  • Access to virtual care

  • Variety of wellbeing programs, resources and initiatives


  • Retirement Plans: We offer pre-tax and Roth voluntary 401k programs for employees to contribute into. In addition to your contributions, after one year of employment we offer a generous double match which consists of the following:

  • We will match on your 401k deferrals, assuming a minimum contribution.

  • We will contribute a flat percentage of your eligible income into your 401k account. All contributions are 100% employee vested immediately.

  • A competitive compensation program: A market-driven compensation program that rewards employees for their experience -- with potential opportunities for degree and certification pay, recognizing employees for their skills and initiative to grow. Opportunities are offered for performance-based bonuses to reward the dedication and innovation of our staff and leaders.

  • Additional perks that inspire our employees to thrive, grow, and be well, including:

  • A generous Employee Assistance Program

  • On-Site Employee Health Clinic

  • Fitness and wellness Partnerships

  • A Tuition reimbursement program

  • On-Site Childcare

At YVM, we:

  • Improve the patient experience of care, the health of our community, and the work life of our team members, all while reducing the cost of health care

  • Provide culturally compassionate healthcare to all patients

  • Drive toward better healthcare outcomes and experiences

  • Aim to be proactive and agile as the healthcare industry changes

Our core purpose is to inspire people to thrive! Please join us as we create a healthy Yakima, one person at a time.

“Yakima Valley Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”