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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Our Sonographers are highly skilled leaders in their field. As a Cardiac Sonographer with Michigan Medicine, you will perform non-invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures and assist physicians in performance of invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures, while utilizing advanced ultrasound equipment and technology. Patients come to Michigan Medicine when they are searching for high-end specialty care.  You will work in a deeply dynamic lab where you will see patients who range in acuity levels. Additionally, there will be opportunities for you to participate in research studies as well as train and educate our cardiac fellows. If you want to develop and grow, maximize and expand your career experience a Cardiac Sonographer, there is no better place to do so.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings
  • Generous PTO program
  • Tremendous team support
  • State of the art technology
  • On-site CME Credits
  • Teaching and mentorship opportunities


The Lead Cardiac Sonographer serves as a department lead as well as a clinical and research sonographer performing Transthoracic, Transesophageal, and Stress Echocardiography (exercise and pharmacologic). The Lead Sonographer role and responsibilities includes the coordination of daily workflow and the professional development of sonography staff, with focus in real-time and in the moment active mentoring. Leadership activities are performed in accordance with facility policies and procedures and applicable professional standards. This position requires establishing a connection of trust and authority of peers.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordination of the daily workflow of the Adult Echo laboratory.
  • Create and maintain the sonographer staffing schedule.
  • Assess sonographer professional and clinical job performance.
  • Aid in professional development of sonographer staff to ensure knowledge, skills and clinical competencies are maintained.
  • Function as a liaison between the department attending physicians and sonographer staff providing appropriate feedback when necessary.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, physicians, administrators, and other members of the Michigan Medicine team.
  • Participate in quality assessments.
  • Work with Michigan Medicine research department to coordinate research trials involving echocardiography.
  • Select and train department sonographers for specific research trials involving echocardiography.
  • Function as a clinical and research sonographer, in accordance with the clinical sonographer job description.  

Department Requirements: This position is expected to be split between lead and clinical responsibilities.

  • 50% of appointment allocated to performance of Lead functions.
  • 50% of appointment allocated to performance of clinical/research echocardiography.


Required Qualifications*

  • Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Technology or Medical sonography with a specialty in Echocardiography is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Candidate must meet one of the following echocardiography credential criteria: 
    • An ARDMS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
    • A CCI Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS)
  • Extensive clinical experience in echocardiography.
    • Experience in all clinical echo modalities (TTE, TEE, and Stress/Dobutamine Echocardiography).
    • Experience in new echo technologies such as 3D and Strain Imaging. 
    • Experience in advanced cardiac pathology, and structural heart examinations.
    • Experience in pediatric echocardiography or adult congenital echocardiography


  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth (e.g., continuing medical education in the specialty area(s) performed, higher education, research, staff training, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills and software programs for documentation activities and report generation.
  • BCLS certification required.
  • Understands and demonstrates the core concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC), including: Respect and Dignity, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration.


Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in medical ultrasound, administration, business, or related field.
  • Advanced Cardiac Sonographer Status.
  • Demonstrated accountability/dependability as evidenced, for example, by a stellar attendance record; by completion of mandatories and unit based competencies within an established time frame; by meeting deadlines and completing required work.
  • Always strives to be part of the solution by offering constructive, creative ideas.

Work Schedule

The work schedule will consist of Monday through Friday 08:00:00 to 4:30PM. Saturday and Sunday 8:00am – 4:30pm, on a rotational basis. Work locations may vary between our Echo sites in and outside of Ann Arbor.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.