Fairview Health Services Perinatal Clinic Ultrasound Technician Specialist in Maplewood, Minnesota

Overview

The Ultrasound Technician in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Service is responsible for providing an advanced level of sonography services for the woman experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and her unborn baby. The Perinatal Ultrasound Tech works under the direction of a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist (physician) through the creation of diagnostic images appropriate to the Maternal/Fetal Diagnosis/Concern and the gestational age of the pregnancy. Treats all patients in an age and culturally sensitive manner. Responsible for meeting the established practice standards for patient care and Perinatal Imaging as defined by AIUM and by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Standards of Care for this high-risk population. Responsible for supplies and equipment. Responsible for coordinating teamwork with all members of the interdisciplinary health care team.

This casual position will work shifts at all sites listed (UR, SH, RH, SJ and our contract sites North Memorial and Maple Grove)

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Performs examinations with technical accuracy and in a timely manner.

  • Identifies anatomical orientation on all related images.

  • Understands structure visualized and its significance.

  • Uses internal/external resources to obtain and/or identify all required images.

  • Identifies correct template when generating report.

  • Provides care, education and support for patients during pregnancy terminations.

  • Ensures proper identification on all images.

  • Accurately completes computer functions – edits, status changes, and logging.

  • Accurately ensures correct patient identification.

  • Accurately identifies each patient and reason why she has been referred to Maternal-Fetal Medicine for services.

  • Accurately follows standardized processes for archiving and completing report.

  • Accurately uses Tricefy software to send images to patient.

  • Maintains patient care.

  • Conducts examinations while following established patient care and safety procedures.

  • Positions patients as required achieving quality diagnostic images according to department protocol.

  • Documents initial and ongoing data, interventions, responses/results.

  • Performs interventions consistent with established policies/procedures/guidelines.

  • Prepares and plans ahead to coordinate exams and organizes patient care to ensure quality and continuity of patient care.

  • Provides ultrasound exam keeping in mind that patients/families are potentially anxious, concerned and frightened due to the identification of a potential pregnancy complication.

  • Considers the comfort of the pregnant woman and positions for patient comfort and fetal well-being.

  • May need to transport patient to exam room or perform portable ultrasound exams at patient’s bedside.

  • May need to move ultrasound machine from hospital to clinic as needed for patient scheduling.

  • Maintains equipment.

  • Correctly operates and optimizes use of equipment.

  • Documents equipment concerns and/or malfunctions.

  • Initiates a service call when appropriate to ensure efficient department operation.

  • Accurately accesses system administrator for Perinatal PACS system with issues/questions in a timely manner to ensure archival of images.

Qualifications

Required

  • Vocational/Technical Training in Ultrasonography or Associate Degree

  • 2 years of experience in OB/GYN imaging

  • Registered or registry eligible by ARDMS (with goal of achieving within 1 year of hire)

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Radiation Science or in Imaging

  • Experience working in a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center

  • Nuchal Translucency, Fetal Echo, or CLEAR certification

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22255

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Imaging/Radiology

Location The Birthplace at Univesity of MN Masonic Children's Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks casual

Department MFM Clinic