Maternal Fetal Sonographer I/II/III - Ob/Gyn MFM

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Maternal Fetal Sonographer I/II/III - Ob/Gyn MFM

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400015Y

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Sonographer (ARDMS) working in our Ob/Gyn MFM clinic will be responsible for scanning routine and comprehensive MFM ultrasounds utilizing high-definition ultrasound technology for the purpose of detection of fetal anomalies and prevention of adverse outcomes related to fetal complications and maternal disease under the supervision of the MFM Sonographer.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 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)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

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

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston - Ob/Gyn Maternal Fetal Medicine (TMC)

6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule : Full-TIme, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Performs high-level, detailed obstetrical ultrasounds on high-risk patients at multiple clinical sites. Comprehensive Anatomical Surveys, Fetal Pulsed and Color Doppler Studies to access suspected fetal anomalies, fetal growth restriction, placental complications, complications related to multiples. Biophysical Profile Testing, Fetal Growth Survey, Nuchal Translucency Measurements, First Trimester Scans, Transvaginal Ultrasound to assess cervical and placental complications.

  • Utilizes a variety of ultrasound imaging techniques (Transabdominal, Transvaginal, 3D/4D, Doppler) to evaluate fetal and uterine physiology.

  • Provides ultrasound guidance for in-office procedures such as amniocentesis. High risk women include those at higher risk for fetal anomalies, congenital abnormalities, fetal growth restriction, stillbirth, premature birth, or other adverse pregnancy outcomes.

  • Communicates ultrasound findings and provides a written report to the attending MFM Physician and appropriate individuals (OB residents, NPs, PA¿s, CNM) to aid in the diagnostic process under supervision.

  • Obtains a detailed patient history to assess for maternal conditions and prior outcomes that may impact the current pregnancy and the need for further ultrasound surveillance.

  • Performs Fetal Echocardiogram Screening on high-risk patients to screen for the presence of complex heart defects and rhythm anomalies that will be referred to Pediatric Cardiology for confirmation and treatment under supervision.

  • Operates and maintains specialized Ultrasound and Trophon equipment. Maintains sterilization equipment logs. Maintains a clean workspace and properly cleans/sterilizes equipment between each use. Performs basic maintenance on equipment to assure proper working conditions. Assists with ordering supplies.

  • Participates in data collection for research studies for the OBGYN and MFM Departments.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • ARDMS - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography required.

  • (OBGYN) ARDMS or ARRT - Obstetrics and Gynecology within one (1) year of employment required.

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments.

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.

  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities under supervision including, organizing workflow and actively participating in problem solving.

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.

  • Provide exemplary customer service, ability to effectively communicate with physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of an education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) AMA-approved school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required.

  • Associate's Degree required.

Minimum Experience:

None

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount 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)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

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