Sonographer

Job Description:

Principal Functions: The Sonographer provides support and care to clients and maintains professional standards of care and patient confidentiality.  Under the general supervision of the Medical Director, the Sonographer helps women make informed decisions about their pregnancies by providing compassionate care and by providing limited ultrasounds for the medical indications of estimating gestational age and determining viability. The Sonographer also works in conjunction with physicians, other health care professions, and client advocates to assure that patients are receiving the best medical and psychosocial care possible.

Skills and Qualifications:

  1. A devout Christian who is in full agreement with the Expectant Heart PRC statement of faith and principles
  2. Demonstrates unwavering support of the pro-life movement
  3. Certification in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to perform Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound or be registered (RDMS – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) with good standing in the state of Texas.
  4. Two years previous experience of obstetric sonography in a clinical setting.
  5. Must exhibit excellent leadership and communication skills.
  6. Any experience with Street missions a plus.
  7. Ability to use a computer and related software, concise writing, good communication skills.

 

Specific Responsibilities Include:

A. Administrative Duties:

  1. Implements Expectant Heart's Mission Statement, Statement of Principle, policies, rules and regulations.
  2. Serves as a resource for clinic staff and volunteers
  3. Assists in preparation of annual budget for clinic related expenses.
  4. Monitors clinic related expenses.

 

B. Client Care:

  1. Meet with clients for pregnancy counseling, education, and referrals as needed.
  2. Maintain accurate records, and adheres to physician's standing orders.
  3. Provide education for patient and family to develop an understanding of their health condition.
  4. Perform sonograms, with all appropriate documentation, to clients who are eligible for a medically indicated ultrasound.
  5. Allow the client to view ultrasound screen and respond to questions within the scope of training and licensing.
  6. Communicate with a physician for advisement as patient assessment, history or ultrasound findings necessitate.
  7. Provide referrals for care as needed.
  8. Chart ultrasound findings and any relevant information discussed with the client.
  9. Collaborate with Medial Director for review of charts and plan of care for each client seen.
  10. Be familiar with and follow all clinic policies and procedures.
  11. Maintain accurate and complete client records, and adheres to physician's standing orders.
  12. Maintain confidentiality.
  13. Provides patient follow-up.
  14. Arrange for the care of clients presenting with possible pregnancy complications.
  15. Contact Medical Director for questions that fall outside of your training or expertise.

 

C. Staff and Volunteer Development:

                1.            Participate in staff meetings.

      

D. Quality Improvement & Management:

  1. Participates in Quality Improvement Meetings, approximately 1 - 2 times per year, to evaluate the medical services, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  2. Maintains standards for the proper use, care, and handling of equipment, facilities, and supplies to keep costs in line and prevent unexpected losses.

 

E. Professional and Personal Development:

  1. Maintains professional license.
  2. Increases knowledge of women's health issues and sonography.
  3. Attends medical conferences which offer professional training and information pertinent to the clinic's practices as approved by Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer.

 

F. Public Relations:

  1. Promotes the services of Expectant Heart Pregnancy Center in the medical community.
  2. Represents the specific services of the organization in the community for the purpose of increasing relationships with physicians, clientele, volunteer help, and financial support.

 

G. Other: As assigned by Clinic Director.

Supervisory Responsibility
All paid staff and volunteers at every site

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment with an option of work-at-home, off-site venues and outside event areas in various weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Days and hours of work vary Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work frequently may be required as job duties demand.

Travel
Flexibility to travel & overnight travel is required.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Certification in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to perform Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound or be registered (RDMS – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) with good standing in the state of Texas.
  2. Two years previous experience of obstetric sonography in a clinical setting.

Other Duties

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to employment@expectantheart.org

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