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Position Title

Perinatal Sonographer

Olathe Medical Center The Doctors Building 1 (MOB 1 & 2) 20375 W. 151st St.

Position Summary / Career Interest

The Perinatal Sonographer II utilizes high frequency sound waves along with color and spectral Doppler ultrasound to assist in the monitoring and growth during pregnancy. The Sonographers within KU's OB/GYN MFM Department are leading the region with their practices.

Responsibilities

  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures as prescribed by a physician including positions patients for the proper view of the affected area; selects the appropriate scan images to be recorded; obtains essential information from patients, medical records, and previous scans for clinical correlation.
  • Instructs patients about the proper physiological requirements for the procedure; helps patient transfer to exam table and ensures adequate patient immobilization to perform the scan; knows how to change scanning parameters to improve a scan.
  • Obtains diagnostic sonographic images by scanning the appropriate body part of the patient with the transducer; provides documentation of ultrasound exam sufficient for physicians to interpret.
  • Assists physicians with ultrasound guided procedures. May participate in student and physician education.
  • Maintains work area to include medical supplies for procedures.
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Competencies
  • Sonographer expectations and experience to obtain Level II
  • Scanning independently (including multiple gestations)
  • Travel to off-site rotation
  • Inpatient scanning rotation
  • Weekend and holiday call rotation
  • Proficiency in preparing for and guiding the following ultrasound guided needle procedures - Amniocentesis and Chorionic Sampling (CVS)
  • Must complete a minimum of 4 annually with at least 50% done clinically ( vs simulation lab)
  • Competency checklist for:
  • Normal maternal AND fetal anatomy recognition through image/chart audits
  • Fetal wellness ultrasound assessment
  • Normal and abnormal Doppler testing
  • Amnio and CVS (proper site, documentation, maintain sterile field, and visualization of needle)
  • Regular participation in self-directed and ongoing continuing
  • Completion of sterile field competency (Lippincott)
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Required

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Education
  • Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program which meets requirements by the -American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (A.R.D.M.S)
  • Active OB/GYN RDMS certification or RDMS credential must be earned within 90 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • All requirements of a level I and:
  • FMF 1st Trimester Screening Certification/Nuchal
  • Translucency (NT) Certification (must be obtained/renewed within 90 days of hire)
  • Cervical Length Education and Review (CLEAR) Certification (must be obtained/renewed within 90 days of hire)
  • Minimum 18 months active Perinatal Sonography experience
  • Experience and proficient in the following needle-guided procedures: Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)

(All new hires who meet the level II JD requirements must complete a competency checklist for level I within 60 days (about 2 months) of hire.)

  • Read and Write English
  • Driving, computer skills

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in an Academic setting
  • Credentialed RDMS in Abdomen Specialty Exam
  • Credentialed RVT in Vascular
  • Fetal Echocardiography Board Certification (After 12 months of active level II perinatal experience, sonographers can apply for a compensation adjustment once they pass Fetal Echo boards)

Time Type

Full time

Job Requisition ID

R-31779

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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