1 Mar '21
Sonographer - VIDA

Medical, Gauteng Soweto

RNEG - RNEG Annually

A Sonographer vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium's Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA) in Soweto, Johannesburg - Gauteng


The Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics (VIDA) Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, formerly RMPRU (Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit) has for over 20 years conducted numerous studies to assess the burden of and to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD).

Current studies and projects include infant rotavirus and BCG trials, immunizing pregnant women to protect their infants against disease (including influenza, Group B streptococcus, and respiratory syncytial virus), and the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) initiatives.

In 2020, VIDA commenced two international trials on COVID-19 vaccines amongst several other COVID-19 studies. World Health Organization position papers directly refer to the work conducted by RMPRU and have used such data generated to inform policy and recommendations for vaccine implementation globally and here in South Africa.

By combining clinical, microbiological, and epidemiological expertise in an African setting, the unit has made significant contributions in vaccine development against the leading respiratory and enteric pathogens contributing to under-5 childhood morbidity and mortality in Africa and other low and middle-income countries.

VIDA aims to continue to save lives, especially children, across Africa and low and middle-income countries, through leading and pioneering research in the field of vaccines and infectious diseases.

Main purpose of the job:

  • Operate ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with other medical practitioners


  • VIDA - Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and surrounding clinics in the SOWETO area

Key performance areas

  • Determining the number of fetuses and obtaining measurements of standard fetal planes – these measurements include BPD, HC, AC, CRL and FL.
  • Calculating the gestational age, based on various fetal biometry data and detecting or ruling out an abnormal position of the placenta (low lying or praevia in relation to the internal os), with criteria that are appropriately gestational-age dependent.
  • Assessing liquor volume qualitatively and detecting oligo- as well as polyhydramnios.
  • Detecting significant congenital anomalies and/or chromosomal markers, as they are generally visible on the recommended standard biometry planes.
  • Identifying maternal pelvic pathology (uterus & adnexa).
  • Assessment of the fetal anatomy as a screening procedure in pregnancies at low risk of fetal anomaly.
  • Conduct routine daily inspection of equipment and quality assurance procedures, reporting any deficiencies or malfunction to the appropriate manager.
  • Take responsibility for keeping the department in general and specifically the work area, clean, tidy and safe.
  • Have a flexible approach to work so that urgent cases can be facilitated as necessary.
  • Ensure effective and economic use of resources and report all occurrences of defects which may affect health and safety.

Required minimum education and training

  • National Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography (Ultrasound)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Radiograph/
  • Bachelor's Degree in Radiography

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Report writing and Attention to detail
  • Willingness to work extended hours
  • Willingness to travel

Required minimum work experience

  • Registered with the HPCSA as a Ultrasonographer
  • At least 2 years working experience as a Sonographer


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications is 31 March 2021.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note that AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.

AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position


Other Benefits: Medical Aid and Provident Fund

Ad Visible Until: 31 March 2021
Ref: JHB002894/EvdM

Vacancy Type: Permanent