Skills Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Ontario

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "diagnostic medical sonographer" was moved from the group Medical sonographers (NOC 3216) to the group Medical sonographers (NOC 32122).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a diagnostic medical sonographer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Medical sonographers (NOC 32122).

Tasks

  • Operate ultrasound imaging equipment to produce and record images
  • Perform minor repairs and adjustments to equipment
  • Monitor examination to evaluate quality and consistency of diagnostic images, and make adjustments to equipment, as required
  • Supervise and train students or other medical sonographers
  • Record, store and process scanned images by using camera unit connected to the ultrasound equipment
  • Observe and care for patients throughout examinations
  • Prepare examination reports for physicians
  • Check ultrasound equipment to ensure proper operation

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Serving Others
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Counselling and Nurturing
  • Communication Help -
    • Interviewing
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Professional Communicating
    • Teaching and Training
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information
    • Managing Information
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes
  • Management Help -
    • Supervising
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Evaluating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Strategic Planning

    Knowledge

  • Health Services Help -
    • Therapy and Counselling
    • Medicine
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Clerical
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
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