DATE POSTED: January 18, 2023


STATUS:  Casual Hire / Temporary WITHOUT Benefits (0.30 FTE)

SALARY: $30.47 + $23.53 (shortage differential) per hour | SR24 | BU73

LOCATION:  This position is located in the Radiology Department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). KVMH,  Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, and The Clinic at Kapa’a are all part of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Radiology department provides diagnostic imaging services, scheduled, or on an emergency basis, as required for the care and treatment of inpatients and outpatients, aged birth to death. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following procedures: diagnostic radiography, computed tomography, tele-radiography, mammography, and ultrasonography.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Imaging Specialist V (MFM/ Ultrasound Specialist) will assist in establishing an MFM workflow and direct hands-on training program for the imaging department staff in order to perform obstetrical ultrasounds for our patients, including any other relevant services. In addition, this position will be responsible to provide an assessment of current ultrasound obstetrical imaging standards and practices in order to facilitate a plan for the development of the MFM ultrasound program. The Imaging Specialist V may work on rotating shifts, with work on weekends and holidays, and may require standby and call-back duty. This position also requires providing coverage at SMMH when needed. This position reports to the Regional Director of Imaging, position number 20896.


  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. All applicants are required to provide evidence of all applicable education, licenses, and certifications. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an approved program recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

General Experience: One and one-half (1 ½ ) years of experience as a staff Ultrasonographer in a clinical or hospital environment.

Specialized Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience as a specialist of which at least a minimum of one (1) year of work experience must have been gained in each of two (2) or more of the following modalities: echocardiography and ultrasound in a clinical or hospital environment.

Licensure: None required. 

Certifications: Registered American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS); AND current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers issued by the American Heart Association must be presented upon the appointment of hire.

Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must have experience demonstrating aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of imaging equipment, radiation and ultrasound physics, radiation safety, medical terminology, and department protocols.  The incumbent interacts with patients of all ages, and the majority of interactions will involve the adult population. Therefore, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process.  The treatment should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient.


Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily. 

  • This position requires considerable physical effort and the ability to lift, position, or move patients. 
  • Intermittent exertion when performing treatments.
  • Frequently lifts or pushes supplies or heavy equipment weighing fifty (50) pounds or more. 
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases or hazardous substances.  Exposure to radiation hazards. 
  • Subject to irregular hours of work, routine call procedures require evening and nighttime calls, and may handle crisis situations, and perform emergency care.
  • Long periods of sitting, standing, occasionally may need to bend, stoop and walk. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.


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