Main Campus - 1272 Garrison Drive, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America Req #598
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Policy Name

Sonographer Job Description and Responsibilities



Effective Date


Last Revision


Policy Owner

Clinic Manager


Policy Description and Purpose: Managing patient care involves a team of clinical and nonclinical staff interacting with patients and working to achieve patient-centered care.  Job descriptions and responsibilities of the care team emphasize a team-based approach to patient care and promote training of team members to meet the highest level of function allowed by state law. 

Procedure: The job description and responsibilities are defined for Sonographer in the OB/GYN department at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic below:

Job Title

OB/GYN Sonographer

Job Description

The Sonographer utilizes high frequency sound waves to produce ultrasound images and related data used by physicians to render a medical diagnosis and perform other duties as listed below.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an
  office setting and involves frequent telephone contact, as well as
  face-to-face communication with patients.  Interactions with others in
  constant and interruptive.  There is possible exposure to communicable
  diseases, toxic substances, bodily fluids, and other conditions common to
  medical practice.  Varied activities including walking, bending,
  reaching, lifting (up to 30 pounds), stooping, assisting patients and sitting
  for extended periods of time may occur.  Also, occasional stress from
  multiple responsibilities. 


Job Responsibilities

Represent MMC in a courteous and professional manner

Greet guests and incoming calls in a polite, prompt, and helpful manner

Be at your workstation on time and prepared to start the day

Be flexible when asked to stay past your scheduled work time (as needed) to accommodate the needs of patients

Provide prompt, efficient, and accurate patient service

Meet or exceed patient, doctor, and staff expectations through a cooperative, teamwork approach

Set up equipment and exam room and prepare patient for examination

Obtain, review, and retrieve pertinent patient history, physical exam, and supporting clinical data to facilitate the physician in determining a diagnosis

Properly perform diagnostic procedures by producing, assessing, and evaluating ultrasound images and related data used by physicians

Provide the interpreting physician with an oral or written summary of technical findings at the discretions of the physician

Complete all necessary paperwork and assist with proper coding

Keep clinic and exam rooms clean and sanitized

Follow all patient safety guidelines

Maintain necessary stock

Sterilize and clean equipment after use and report any equipment difficulties or failures

Utilize the Electronic Medical Record for all patient interactions and communication

Be knowledgeable and adhere to OSHA guidelines and MMC policies and procedures

With instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned


Required Skills

Excellent customer service skills

Strong skills in communicating effectively with co-workers, providers, and patients

Ability to conduct daily functions in an appropriate, professional, and compassionate manner

Ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks in an efficient and timely manner

Teamwork attitude

Flexibility to respond to changing demands

Ability to react calmly and competently in stressful situations

Effectively utilize computer systems and programs that are necessary to complete daily tasks

Education/Experience Requirements

- Current RDMS licensure


MMC Vision, Mission, and Values

Our vision is
  to be a leading contributor to community health through participation in
  programs that promote wellness, facilitate diagnosis, and enhance treatment
  of disease.


Our mission is
  to foster continuous improvement in community health through the delivery of
  quality, accessible medical and surgical care in a cost-effective manner to
  the residents of Middle Tennessee.


Our values guide
  our actions as we strive to carry out our mission.

A progressive
approach to advances in medicine and changes in
  the health care delivery system

Responsive to
  patient and community needs

Collaborative with
  other physicians, hospitals, allied health providers and the community in
  improving health care

Professional, ethical and
socially responsible

Team-oriented management
  and leadership

A positive,
and responsive work



*This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. 
It is not intended to serve, as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Main Campus - 1272 Garrison Drive, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States of America