Maternal Fetal Medicine Ultrasound Tech

Children's Health - Plano, TX

About The Department:
Staffed by experts in high-risk pregnancies and backed by the extensive resources of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health, Maternal Fetal Medicine offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for expectant mothers and for women contemplating pregnancy who are concerned about their health and the health of their unborn child. Our specialists offer care for high-risk patients both before and during pregnancy, with clinic services that include:

Preconception and prenatal counseling
Genetic testing to identify inherited or age-related risk
Evaluation and consultation for pregnancy complications
First-trimester nuchal translucency screening or cell-free fetal DNA technology
High resolution ultrasounds, including 3-D and 4-D technology
Specialized fetal intervention procedures
Facilitation of fetal MRI and multispecialty pediatric consultation
We care for women in conjunction with their own obstetrician. The physicians within the office offer their patients high levels of technical expertise and a range of services, including:

First-trimester fetal anatomic assessments
Counseling for aneuploidy screening options
Routine and detailed fetal anatomic surveys to evaluate for birth defects or increased risk for genetic disorders
Amniocentesis to detect genetic disorders or fetal infections
Cerclage counseling and placement
Biophysical profiles to determine fetal health in the third trimester

Position Summary:
Our location has been growing rapidly, and this is going to be our 3rd sonographer position. With three physicians seeing upwards of 10 patients each a day, there is a need to have one sonographer per provider or all three sonographers working in conjunction with each other to ensure efficient clinic flow.

Job Specific Responsibilities

Perform imaging procedures and produce high quality diagnostic images; maintain consistent knowledge and skill levels to meet diagnostic evaluation expectations; complete documentation of all activities according to established criteria; and adhere to department / hospital policies, procedures and processes regarding quality improvement, safety, patient flow and other issues.
Communicate and collaborate with other radiology staff and other departmental staff to facilitate optimum patient care; participate / cooperate with all other departmental / hospital processes and activities as appropriate.
Participate in training programs to develop additional skills and / or enhance existing skills; obtain / maintain appropriate licensure and certification; participate in patient / student education as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Director or Medical Director.
Patient Contact

Direct - Indicates that the person in the position directly provides care, treatment or services to the patient. Ex: Nurses, Physical/Occupational Therapists, RCPs.

Work Experience:
Minimum 6 months of related experience preferred
Previous experience in ultrasound preferred
Experience on GE Voluson machine preferred
Experience in working in high-paced, high-risk OB and/or MFM practice preferred
Fetal Echo certification is preferred
Extensive experience with NT measurements, fetal measurements, fetal heart, inflow/outflow, 3D/4D imaging preferred

Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required
Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred

Licenses & Certifications:
CPR / BLS required
Ultrasound Registry, ARDMS or ARRT (S) within 30 days of hire required
RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) by ARDMS, VS (Vascular Sonographer) by ARRT, or RVS (Registered Vascular Specialist) by (Cardiovascular Credentialing International-CCI) preferred
PS (Pediatric Sonography) by ARDMS preferred
NT (Nuchal-Translucency) certification preferred

Job Family Allied Health
Expertise Allied Health - Laboratory
Job Type Full Time
Location Plano, Texas