The Perinatal Sonographer in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Service is responsible for providing an advanced level of sonography services for the woman experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and her unborn baby. The Perinatal Sonographer works under the direction of a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist (physician) through the creation of diagnostic images appropriate to the Maternal/Fetal Diagnosis/Concern and the gestational age of the pregnancy. Treats all patients in an age and culturally sensitive manner. Responsible for meeting the established practice standards for patient care and Perinatal Imaging as defined by AIUM and by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Standards of Care for this high-risk population. Responsible for supplies and equipment. Responsible for coordinating teamwork with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
You will be working at the following locations: University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN), Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina, MN), Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville, MN), St. John's Hospital (Maplewood, MN) and our contract sites, North Memorial (Robbinsdale, MN), Maple Grove, MN.
This position will be working on a casual, as needed basis on the day shift. There are no guaranteed hours and no benefits.
This position will be on-call, rotating among staff, to cover holidays and weekends at the hospital.
Performs examinations with technical accuracy and in a timely manner.
Identifies anatomical orientation on all related images.
Understands structure visualized and its significance.
Uses internal/external resources to obtain and/or identify all required images.
Identifies correct template when generating report.
Provides care, education and support for patients during pregnancy terminations.
Ensures proper identification on all images.
Accurately completes computer functions - edits, status changes, and logging.
Accurately ensures correct patient identification.
Accurately identifies each patient and reason why she has been referred to Maternal-Fetal Medicine for services.
Accurately follows standardized processes for archiving and completing report.
Accurately uses Tricefy software to send images to patient.
Maintains patient care.
Conducts examinations while following established patient care and safety procedures.
Positions patients as required achieving quality diagnostic images according to department protocol.
Documents initial and ongoing data, interventions, responses/results.
Performs interventions consistent with established policies/procedures/guidelines.
Prepares and plans ahead to coordinate exams and organizes patient care to ensure quality and continuity of patient care.
Provides ultrasound exam keeping in mind that patients/families are potentially anxious, concerned and frightened due to the identification of a potential pregnancy complication.
Considers the comfort of the pregnant woman and positions for patient comfort and fetal well-being.
May need to transport patient to exam room or perform portable ultrasound exams at patient's bedside.
May need to move ultrasound machine from hospital to clinic as needed for patient scheduling.
Correctly operates and optimizes use of equipment.
Documents equipment concerns and/or malfunctions.
Initiates a service call when appropriate to ensure efficient department operation.
Accurately accesses system administrator for Perinatal PACS system with issues/questions in a timely manner to ensure archival of images.
Vocational/Technical Training in Ultrasonography or Associate Degree
2 years of experience in OB/GYN imaging
Registered or registry eligible by ARDMS (with goal of achieving within 1 year of hire)
Bachelor's Degree in Radiation Science or in Imaging
Experience working in a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center
Nuchal Translucency, Fetal Echo, or CLEAR certification
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