Fetal Intervention Sonographer - Ob/Gyn Fetal Center

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Fetal Intervention Sonographer - Ob/Gyn Fetal Center

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001RJ

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  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

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  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

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  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides high-level maternal fetal sonographic functions (vascular technology, obstetrics/gynecology, echocardiography, neurosonography). Provide sonographic support during intraoperative fetal interventions and fetal surgeries.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform high-level obstetrical ultrasounds, nuchal translucency studies; fetal doppler studies (umbilical artery & middle cerebral artery), fetal biophysical profile testing, transvaginal sonography, heart disease and cranial blood flow screening.

  • Scrubs fetal surgical procedures to include, but not limited to Laser for TTTS, IUT, IPT blood transfusion, Open and Fetoscopic NTD repairs, Bladder drainage and shunt placement, thoracentesis and shunt placement, bipolar cord coagulation, radiofrequency ablation, amniotic band release, vein of Galen coiling, interstitial laser ablation, Fetoscopic balloon placement and removal, needle guided balloon puncture, vasa previa laser ablation, EXIT procedure and maintains sterile technique. Provides fetal cardiac monitoring during intraoperative fetal surgical procedures and in office fetal procedures.

  • Attends continuing education seminars to stay abreast of technological advances.

  • Provides an initial written and verbal report of ultrasound finding to aid in the diagnostic process to faculty.

  • Performs fetal echocardiograms under the guidance of pediatric cardiologist to aid in the diagnosis of complex congenital heart defects and rhythm anomalies.

  • Participates in data collection for research and actively mentor¿s junior sonographers, fetal center staff, Maternal Fetal Medicine staff, Fetal Intervention fellow, and Pediatric Cardiology Fellows.

  • Maintains a clean workspace and properly cleans/sterilizes equipment between each use and performs basic maintenance on equipment to assure proper working conditions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


ARDMS - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

(FE) ARDMS or ARRT - Fetal Echocardiography - Must receive certification within 2 years of being in the role.

Minimum Education:

Graduate of an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology or its equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years' experience in experience in OB, diagnostic maternal/fetal ultrasound required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

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