Sonographer - Fetal Care
providing patient services using medical ultrasound under the supervision of a
physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
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
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
6. Provides patient services in a
variety of medical settings.
7. Performs quality assurance
checks on equipment, ensuring proper safety standards are met.
- Education: Associate's or
Bachelor's degree required. A degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Experience: No experience
required. However, Diagnostic Medical Sonography experience strongly
- License/Certification: ARRT(S)
or ARDMS certification required. Registered Vascular
Technologist certification required within 6 months of hire.
Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required.
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.
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.
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
The University of
Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.