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OB Nuchal Translucency, Sonographer Technologist - Part Time, Marlow Heights Medical Center

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Suitland
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Job Description:

Performing basic obstetric and pelvic diagnostic ultrasound procedures, including: portableimaging, transvaginal ultrasounds, and biophysical profiles.

Essential Functions:

  • Greets patient, explains ultrasound procedure, and answers questions.

  • Selects the appropriate machine and probe to be used to obtain diagnostic information requested by referring physician.

  • Assist OB physicians in performing diagnostic Nuchal Translucency ultrasound procedures. Assisting Perinatologist in performing invasive procedures, i.e., amniocentesis and sonohysterograms.

  • Applies gel to patient's skin, applies probe, and monitors equipment to obtain ultra-sound images.

  • Produces and evaluate ultrasound images and related data that are used by OB/GYN physician to render a medical diagnosis.

  • Prepares initial diagnosis by identifying abnormal conditions for review by OB/GYN physician.

  • Uses ultrasound equipment to assist providers to conduct invasive procedures.

  • Maintains equipment and examination room, stores film, and keeps inventory of related supplies.

  • Prepares patient information files with patient identification, date of exam, referring physician, and exam performed.

  • Prepares and submits reports showing the number and type of examinations conducted.

  • Performs other related duties as directed.

    Must support Perinatology Departments in the DCSM region. Travel will be expected.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of full time experience as an OB Ultrasound Sonographer required.


  • Completion of an ARDMS accredited or equivalent program in ultrasound technology required.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Current certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) in abdomen and/or OB/GYN required.

  • Current certification in Nuchal Translucency/1st trimester screening certification required.

  • BLS Certification required.

    Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of ultrasound techniques and practices.

  • Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.

  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.

  • Knowledge of customer focused service requirements of the organization.

  • Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with members and coworkers.

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to travel to other Medical Center.

  • Performing various patients' positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper techniques.

  • In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.

  • May be required to lift objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.

  • Must have Visual and auditory acuity.

  • Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.

  • Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an AMA approved program in diagnostic ultrasound technology preferred.

  • OBGYN experience preferred.

    Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Washington DC, OB Nuchal Translucency, Sonographer Technologist - Part Time, Marlow Heights Medical Center, Healthcare, Suitland, DC

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