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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Fetal Care
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22908, US  
Job Description:
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Fetal Care  

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing patient services using medical ultrasound under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1.  Performs appropriate ultrasound procedures and records anatomical, pathological and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician.
2.  Assists the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases.
3.  Obtains, reviews and integrates pertinent patient medical history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
4.  Provides patient education related to medical ultrasound.
5.  Records and processes sonographic data.
6.  Provides patient services in a variety of medical settings.
7.  Performs quality assurance checks on equipment, ensuring proper safety standards are met.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Associate's or Bachelor's degree required. A degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography preferred.
  • Experience: No experience required. However, Diagnostic Medical Sonography experience strongly preferred.
  • License/Certification: ARRT(S) or ARDMS certification required. Registered Vascular Technologist certification required within 6 months of hire.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. 
GENERAL INFORMATION:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. 
 
More Information: 

Clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a preference. The Fetal Care Center is a rapidly growing unit of the UVA Health System. Located in the Maternal-Fetal Care Center in the newly opened Battle Building, care in this unit is supervised by five fellowship-trained Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists. Physicians are on site in the unit daily and interact directly and closely with the patients and the sonographers. The unit staff includes two full-time, board-certified Genetic Counselors. We provide education in prenatal diagnosis to University of Virginia resident physicians and medical students and plan to open a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship in the near future. The sonographers perform ultrasound examinations in inpatient and outpatient settings for both low and high-risk obstetrics patients, including anatomical survey, prenatal genetic screening, serial cervical length evaluations, nuchal translucency screening, fetal well-being surveillance, spectral and color flow Doppler velocimetry, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and umbilical blood sampling/transfusion. Our staff works as part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists to best care for our patients with high-risk pregnancies to optimize their outcomes.  
 
To Apply: https://uvahealth.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?job=33681&tz=GMT-04%3A00
 
Pay Range: $27.84 – $44.54/ hour
 
Primary Location: Charlottesville City-Charlottesville 
 
Work Locations: Battle Building - Children's Hospital 1204 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22908 
 
Job: Radiology  
 
Schedule: Full-Time/Day 
 
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Categories: Healthcare-Radiology/Imaging Employment/Position Type: Full Time