Jul 30, 2020

Perinatal Sonographer I

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

Perinatal Sonographer I

Department OBGYN Shift Days - Full-Time Requisition ID 2020-23416 Position Location Hospital Main Campus, KS City KANSAS CITY Category Allied Health State Kansas

Position Summary/Career Interest

The Perinatal Sonographer I 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.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school education
  • A 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 first date of employment
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Preferred:

  • Credentialed RDMS in Abdomen Specialty Exam