A Sonographer is a diagnostic ultrasound professional who is qualified by professional credentialing, academic, and clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the diagnostic medical sonographer includes those procedures, acts, and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience. This person must demonstrate competency and has completed the appropriate ARDMS certification(s) which is the standard of practice in ultrasound.Qualifications: Knowledge & Skills:
This employee is responsible for the independent operation of diagnostic medical equipment to expose various OB/GYN conditions, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. Sonography or ultrasonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image for assessment and diagnosis. This position will specialize in perinatal sonography. Ultrasound examinations include a variety of conditions ranging from routine OB/Gyn to high risk obstetrical scans to include but not limited to nuchal translucency, fetal anatomy survey, Doppler studies, biophysical profile, fetal echocardiograms and endovaginal scans. Experience also includes ability to perform guidance for amniocentesis, chronic villus sampling, and other procedures commonly performed in a MFM program. This person must be able to work independently and as a part of a team as well have thorough knowledge of high risk conditions. The sonographer is responsible for daily operations of the sonographic program, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). Must be customer oriented to provide exceptional services to patients, physicians, visitors, and co-workers. Maintains awareness of patient privacy (HIPAA), confidentiality, and dignity at all times. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE :
- Graduate of an educational program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or minimum one-year obstetrics (OB) experience.
- A single two-year allied health education program that is patient-care related (Allied health occupations include, but are not limited to, diagnostic medical sonographer, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and registered nurse.) OR Graduate of a program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), United States Department of Education (USDOE) or Canadian Medical Association (CMA), that specifically conducts programmatic accreditation for diagnostic medical sonography/diagnostic cardiac sonography/vascular technology. (Currently (as of 12/2013) the only organizations that offer programmatic accreditation under the aforementioned associations are the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)); Minimum one year experience as a diagnostic medical sonographer.
- Associates Degree or higher in related technological field. One year previous experience as an MFM Sonographer.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES :
- Credentials with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), new graduates must obtain certification within one year of graduation date.
- Current certification with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered in OB within one year of hire.
- BLS certification as per SDH policy
- Fetal Echocardiography (FE) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Fetal Nuchal Translucency and Nasal Bone Certification through the Fetal Medicine Fo undation or the Nuchal Translucency Quality Review
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