Sonographer- Indeterminate,Term and Casual Position

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 16127
Salary: $90,714 - $108,362
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Sonographer.  Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit

STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Following Opportunities are available

  • Full time Indeterminate position
  • Travel the North" Opportunity. By signing up for a casual contract of 3 weeks or longer you can travel throughout the Northwest Territories including Inuvik, Fort Smith and Hay River.
  • A Casual contract of 1, 2, or 3 weeks will allow you an opportunity to work with the wonderful healthcare staff at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

Please specify on the cover letter or on the Resume the position you are applying for.

Job Information

Located within Stanton and reporting to the Technical Supervisor, Diagnostic Imaging Services for administrative purposes, the incumbent utilizes ultrasound equipment to independently produce and interpret high quality sonographic images required by the Radiologist to complete accurate diagnosis of patients. The incumbent works as part of the Diagnostic Imaging Department team that consists of the Supervisor, 4 Radiological Technologists, 1 Mammography/Radiological Technologist, 4.5 Sonographers, and 1 CT Technologist. Approximately 6000+ ultrasounds are performed annually, through referrals from medical/nursing practitioners.

The incumbent will perform sonographic examinations on a variety of internal structures. When performing sonographic examinations the incumbent will interpret the anatomy scanned and determine which images to document to forward to the Radiologist based on what is seen within the scans. Accuracy and precision of ultrasound exams are paramount to identify existing pathology to enable detection and diagnosis of disease. Exams are carried out in accordance with policies and procedures developed by Stanton, Sonography Canada and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

In addition the incumbent will be required to provide hands-on support and patient care during invasive examinations conducted by a Radiologist (e.g. including but not limited to biopsies and aspirations). During these procedures the incumbent will be responsible for all preparations required for the procedure including: explaining the procedure to the patient, documenting the necessary images and post procedure care as required.

The 4.5 Sonographers may be required to work shifts extended regular hours of work of 8 am to 4 pm. As well, sonographers will be required to rotate through the Yellowknife Primary Health Care Clinic.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of Certified Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.


Registration with Sonography Canada is mandatory for this position. 

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit .

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,263 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16127         

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.