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OB NT Sonographer Technologist

Primary Location McLean, Virginia Job Number 1078054 Date posted 06/10/2022
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Performing basic obstetric and pelvic diagnostic ultrasound procedures, including: portable imaging, transvaginal ultrasounds, and biophysical profiles.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • 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.

  • Notes:

    • Perinatology experience; fetal echocardiogram certification is a plus-but not mandatory.


    Basic Qualifications:


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

    • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.


    • 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.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:

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

    Primary Location: Virginia,McLean,Tyson's Corner Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Varies: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, On-Call Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Tysons Corner Medical Center - Obstetrics/Gynecology - 1808 Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.