Perinatal Sonographer

  • Requisition ID: 172246
  • Department: 530393 Womens Health
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Varies
  • Category: Allied Health

Position Purpose

The Perinatal Sonographer participates in the care of the patient, under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaboration with the healthcare team by performing and reporting results of sonographic examinations. Responsible for daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, equipment performance, and clinical sonographic quality assessment. Assumes responsibility and is accountable for adherence to WC policies and procedures, as well as all applicable federal and state laws as they pertain to healthcare and employment

 

 

 

Nature and Scope

• Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician. Acquires and analyzes data obtained using ultrasound and related diagnostic technologies. Meets examination components as defined by ultrasound department’s Policy and Procedures regarding examination guidelines.

• Uses independent judgment and systematic problem-solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic information and optimize patient care. Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.

• Generates reports on the PACS system, works with the attending physician to visualize sonographic examinations.

• Provides summary findings to the physician to aid in patient diagnosis and management. Prepares accurate and comprehensive preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.

• Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required. Responsible for room preparation and clean-up, and equipment sterilization as needed.

• Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area. Escorts patients to an examination room or lobby upon completion of the sonographic examination.

• Addresses patient care issues as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems. Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.

• Recognizes and responds to emergencies, obtaining assistance from and/or referring to physicians when appropriate.

• Responsible for protecting Personal Health Information (PHI) and maintaining compliance with WCs Privacy Policy. Uses the minimum PHI necessary when completing assignments.

• Promotes, establishes, and maintains open and effective communications with all members of Women’s Health. Serves as communication liaison between the physician and the patient.

This position provides patient care.

 

 

Disclaimer

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

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Description

Education:

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English. Requires graduation from an accredited bachelor’s degree program in diagnostic medical sonography

Experience:

Minimum two years prior OB experience or recent internship in obstetrics or MFM clinic.

License(s):

Current certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in Obstetrics and Gynecology. RVT registry also preferred

Certification(s):

CPR certification upon hire. AHA BLS within 60 days of hire

 

Current or ability to obtain within 6 months:

• Nuchal translucency certification through NTQR or Fetal Maternal Foundation

• Nasal Bone certification from an accredited source

• CLEAR certification from an accredited source

Fetal echocardiography certification preferred but not required.

Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

 

 

Benefits

Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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    Flexibile Work Environment

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