Sonographer, Perinatal

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Responsibilities

This position is with the UCMC Maternal Fetal Medicine department. With multiple offices (West Chester Hospital, UCMC Main-Clifton, Midtown), the candidate may be required to staff different locations.

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY)

The role of the Sonographer is to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients by producing diagnostic images of various organs and structures of the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves (ultrasound).Ultrasound is an extremely operator dependent imaging modality this position requires and advanced understanding of anatomy an vascular physiology.

General:

Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.

Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.

Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.

Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.

Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.

Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.

Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Clinical:

Performs diagnostic ultrasound exams in accordance with established protocols. Exams include nuchal translucency, cervical length, Detailed Anatomy, First trimester anatomy, TTTS screen, BPP, Doppler and more.

Assist physicians with invasive procedures as needed. Procedures include amniocentesis, chorionic villus sample, periumbilical blood sampling and transfusion, fetal shunt placement, amnio-infusion and more.

Reviews for appropriateness and completeness, patient histories and requests for services.

Explains procedures to patients.

Selects and operates complex ultrasound equipment. Regulates technical factors on individual patients. Reviews studies for diagnostic acceptability.

Provides routine care to patients in the department. Practices aseptic and sterile technique to prevent the spread of disease. Administers or assists in administering CPR or other emergency procedures as needed.

Maintains appropriate records and supplies.

Instructs students in methods and procedures.

Participates in continuing education activities related to the field of Diagnostic Ultrasound and its subspecialties. Demonstrates and maintains skills in providing care patients of specific age groups, such as geriatric and neonatal, through in-service and continuing education.

Performs evaluative equipment tests; participates in (or is responsible for) quality control program.

Qualifications

Education: Must have graduated from a certified program and acquired the accreditation of ARDMS or registry eligible.

Years of Experience:

One year experience - open to new graduates

License and Certification:

Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. New graduates of an approved program, who are registry eligible will be given one year from hire date to complete registry.

Nuchal Translucency certification (Must be completed within first year of employment)

CLEAR cervical length certification (Must be completed within first year of employment)