MFM Ultrasonographer – Pavilion for Women (8a – 5p)

 
Position: MFM Ultrasonographer – Pavilion for Women (8a – 5p)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Shift: 8a – 5p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Ultrasonographer MFM – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform routine and comprehensive ultrasound examinations for interpretation by the Maternal Fetal Medicine and Radiology faculty using specialized ultrasound equipment. In assisting the interpreting physician, the diagnostic ultrasonographer is able to obtain, review, and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimal diagnostic results; perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by the physician; record and process sonographic images and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician; exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of the diagnostic exam; provide patient education related to the ultrasound procedure; adhere to the standards of care and maintaining a safe environment.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Reviews clinical information, including relevant personal and family history, exposures and other risk factors. This also includes review of pertinent prior imaging study reports or the images themselves as available
  • Performs appropriate procedures and records anatomic, pathologic and or physiologic data for interpretation by the Maternal Fetal Medicine and Radiology faculty
  • Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings
  • Maintains knowledge of anatomy, pathology, hemodynamics, and ultrasound physics to identify and characterize normal and aberrant anatomy, masses, fluid collections, stenosis and sonographic artifacts
  • Ultrasound guidance services required during procedures performed in the unit consists of genetic amniocentesis, transvaginal and transcervical chorionic villus biopsy, multifetal reduction and amino reduction
  • Verifies and confirms patient identification and patient information including patient precautions and other vital information
  • Maintains an open line of communication with physicians, management and co-workers consistently keeping them informed of patient conditions, work flow status, potential problems
  • Responds in a timely and appropriate manner to all methods of communication while on the job (i.e. Voltes, pagers, phones, voice mails, E-mails)
  • Demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of the procedures and instrumentation and exhibits enthusiasm while teaching students, new hires, and others in a clear communication style
  • Fosters a work atmosphere that respects individual differences, contributing to the recruitment, retention and support of a diverse work force
  • Performs or assists other employees in obtaining appropriate images and assist with performing scheduled equipment maintenance and/or troubleshooting equipment problems 


Qualifications:

  • 2 years aternal fetal medicine/OBGYN ultrasonographer experience
  • RDMS-OB - Reg Diag Med Sonographer OBGYN from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • RDMS-NE - RDMS in Neurosonology, RDMS-FE - RDMS in Fetal Echocardiography preferred
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • 7 years Experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • 5 years Maternal Fetal Medicine scanning experience preffered
  • Broad knowledge of ultrasound physics and procedures; operation of all required equipment, basic life support and medical terminology
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service and positive guest relations; promote positive interdepartmental and intradepartmental communications and relationships; maintain confidentiality; demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills

 



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