Ultrasound Assistant

Department: Medical                       

Reports to: Nurse Manager



GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The volunteer ultrasound assistant’s role is primarily to assist the sonographer as patients are offered ultrasound services at the Pregnancy Resource Center according to the center’s policies and procedures.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains current knowledge of limited obstetrical ultrasound policies and procedures.

  • Assists sonographer in offering limited obstetric ultrasounds according to medical standards of care.

  • Assures compliance with infection control guidelines.

  • Completes assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Models a spiritually disciplined life.

  • Consults with nurse manager, patient services director or manager, and volunteers about particular patient situations according to HIPAA guidelines.

  • Participates in scheduled volunteer in-service meetings.



  • Assists sonographer in ultrasound room set up.

  • Is present with the sonographer during the ultrasound procedure.

  • Cleans ultrasound equipment and prepares the room for the next client appointment.

  • Follows the sonographer’s requests regarding withholding comments and conversation with the patient during the ultrasound.





The nurse commits to a consistent number of volunteer hours per week and is usually scheduled on the same days, and at the same time each week to ensure nurse coverage for all shifts. The volunteer is urged to notify the nurse manager as soon as possible if unable to cover the assigned volunteer time.

  • One shift per week (One year commitment unless otherwise discussed with Nurse Manager)

  • Three Volunteer In-Service Meetings per year