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Sanford Health Cardiac Sonographer - Sanford Medical Center Bismarck - FT in Bismarck, North Dakota

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Facility: Bismarck Medical Center
Location: Bismarck, ND
Address: 300 N 7th St, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $31.00 - $44.00
Pay Info: $15,000 sign-on bonus with a 3-year work commitment

Department Details

Sign-on bonus available!

New grads welcome to apply!

Position is full-time, 80 hours per two week pay period to include rotating call and holiday schedule.

Join our team where we have a high volume department and you will have the opportunity to use best practices and cutting-edge technologies. You will participate in performing adult and pediatric echoes, TEE, Watchman, TAVRs, 3D, ICE, and strain. You will also have the opportunity to perform bubble studies and echoes using an echo enhancing agent. The cardiac sonographer will assist in echo procedures in the Cath Lab and EP lab. Will train into pediatric echo and special procedures if needed. Enjoy using state of the art Philips equipment which includes several EPIC 7’s.

Sanford Health Bismarck is in the planning stages of expanding their services by building a new heart hospital. This is a great time to join the team to help lay the foundation of a new and expanded cardiac sonography department!

Comments from a current staff member that relocated from California

  • Open to hiring new graduates

  • Top of the line facility that performs advanced procedures

  • Coworkers are friendly, open, understanding, and very eager to share their knowledge

  • Bismarck offers a small town feel with all the comforts of a major metropolitan area

  • People are “North Dakota Nice” and have smile on their faces and a friendly word to share

  • Traffic is absolutely terrific

Bismarck serves as the capital city of North Dakota and sits along the banks of the scenic Missouri River. More than 125,000 people call the Bismarck-Mandan area home, and it is the second most populous city in ND. It is the seventh fastest-growing city in the United States.

Job Summary

Performs echocardiography tests/procedures in accordance with the American Society of Echocardiography standards. Prepares patients for exams by explaining procedures, transferring patients to the ultrasound table, applying gel, and positioning patients properly. Operates the ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations. Performs the echocardiogram and oral and/or written preliminary summary of technical findings to interpreting physician for use in medical diagnosis.

Thoroughly understands the operation of the ultrasound machine and utilizes new sonographic technologies when needed. Performs routine cardiac ultrasound procedures in a clinic, hospital, and mobile sites depending on location. Interacts professionally and effectively with fellow health care professionals. Assists in the submission and /or maintenance of Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accreditation when necessary.

Supervises or trains students and cardiac sonographers as needed. Adheres to safety and infection control policies established by Sanford. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA).

Additionally, based on the facility, some Sanford markets/facility sites may expand job responsibilities to include ultrasonography.


When working or hired in South Dakota: Graduate from an accredited two-year Cardiac Ultrasound Program required.

When working in Minnesota: Graduate from an accredited two-year Cardiac Ultrasound Program OR a bachelor’s degree and one year equivalent work experience required.

When working in all other states: Minimum of one year equivalent work experience or an allied health certificate/diploma required.

When working or hired in South Dakota: American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or registry eligible is required within 12 months into the position. Leadership may require this to be obtained in less than 12 months depending on needs of the department. Department needs may shorten this time frame if applicable.

When working in all other states: Credentialed with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or registry eligible is required within 18 months of hire. Leadership may extend this time depending on department needs.

If working in North Dakota and performing medical imaging or radiation therapy procedures, licensure through the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (NDMIRT) Board is required.

For employees who provide outreach mobile services, maintenance of a valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. This may include passenger on flights and occasional overnight stays at assigned sites. Employees are held to the Sanford category driver's license policy and medical guidelines when applicable for job duties.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within six weeks of employment and re-certification as necessary is required.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0122092
Job Function: Allied Health
Featured: No