Medical Sonographer

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Closing date: Jan 10, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14917

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Job Information

Located within the IRH and reporting directly to the Manager of Health Services and working closely with the Diagnostic Imaging Team Lead the incumbent utilizes ultrasound equipment to independently produce high quality sonographic images required bu the Radiologist to complete accurate diagnosis of patients. The DI department at IRH consists of a team lead/medical radiation technologist who ovesees the daily DI department operations, a sonographer, a medical radiation technologist/mammographer and a clerk/receptionist. 

  • A seasoned knowledge of and ability to perform and interpret detailed ultrasound examinations in the following areas: adult and pediatric neck, abdomen, pelvis, scrotum, deep leg veins (ability to rule out DVT's), breasts and obstetrical. Required to produce good quality images for diagnosis of the patient to the Radiologist.
  • In depth knowledge og internal anatomy and physiology of all areas to be examined and be able to seek out and recognize pathological vhanges of internal anatomy.
  • The incumbent must have the ability to work under pressure in emergency situations and have the ability to make independent decisions when performing procedures and assessing diagnostic results.

This level of knowledge is typically acquired though successful completion of a Certified Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, plus 3 years related Sonography experience. Sonographer must be a member in good standing of Sonography Canada Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.


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Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75per hour (approximately $83,363. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14917     

Closing Date: January 10, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620



Sonographer must be a member in good standing with Sonography Canada Registry of  Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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