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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Lab Assistant & Retention Specialist


Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA United States


Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at a great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to increasing Native visibility by developing a more culturally responsive curriculum. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses.  We are committed to infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.  

Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 12,000 students. Our students reflect the diversity of our community; we serve 27% students of color, 60% female, and a median age of 26.  We embrace our identity as a community college.  Our Mission Statement says, “As the community’s college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success.

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TCC has been responding to the increasing demand for qualified and credentialed healthcare workforce. In order to continue responding to the community’s needs we are working to increase collaboration of Imaging Science Programs. TCC’s current Imaging Science program options include Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS), Radiology Science, and Computed Tomography. Close collaboration across these programs will improve effectiveness with community engagement and student success.

Position Summary
This individual works directly with students and in close collaboration with our Imaging Sciences Team. Promoting the mission, philosophy, and goals of the college; particularly those related to cultural, ethnic, and other forms of diversity is an essential responsibility for all Tacoma Community College employees.  This position reports to the Associate Provost for Workforce and Dean of Business, Health & Wellness under the general direction of Imaging Science Faculty leaders in Radiology Sciences and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This is an in-person, campus-based position.

The student success/lab assistant position is an essential component to our student’s success.  This position provides opportunities to practice, demonstrate and problem-solve scanning techniques enhance the learning experiences for students and reinforcement of didactic learning is also a critical element.  Our Student success/lab assistants provide these meaningful opportunities for student in our Imaging Science programs.

Essential Functions

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor student progress in the laboratory setting.
  • Provide assistance and support to students with abdominal, small parts and OB/GYN scanning protocols.
  • Monitor and communicate laboratory supply needs to DMS and/or RS faculty and staff.
  • Motivate students by providing a positive and supportive environment for growth.
  • Use technology tools to enhance student learning in any learning environment.
  • Collaborate with DMS and/or RS faculty and staff regarding student concerns.
  • Commit to Tacoma Community College’s mission and embrace the values of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Coordinate open lab schedules for Imaging Sciences students.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Graduation from an accredited sonography program.
  • ARDMS registration in abdomen/small parts and OB/GYN.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current HIPPA certification.
  • Current Bloodborn Pathogens certification.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience as a clinical instructor within a healthcare facility.
  • Experience with a variety of instructional methods.
  • Experience with multiple machine types including Siemens sequoias, Siemens S2000, Philips iU22 and GE logiq 9.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
  • Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Commitment to remain current in the field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Demonstrated strength in written and oral communication as well as listening.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to function as an effective team member.

Application Materials & Procedure
Complete application packages must include the following

  1. Tacoma Community College online application
  2. Cover letter and Resume

Terms of Employment

This part-time hourly position is bound by the WAC 357-04-045 provisions above. This position is scheduled Monday through Friday and weekends, Flexible up to 17 hours a week. The salary is $25.00 - $30.00/hr. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet department needs. Hourly non-student employees may be applicable for a comprehensive healthcare benefits package for you and your dependents including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: 
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer,  Building 7, 253-566-5157.  Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug-free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice. 
Tacoma Community CollegeHuman Resources6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA  98466




  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Varied (See Description)
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Part-Time

Contact / Additional Information

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