POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to perform an array of technical obstetrical ultrasound activities and processes utilizing a variety of equipment on patients referred to the department.
REPORTING SUMMARY: This position does not have direct reports.
NATURE AND SCOPE: Interact(s) internally & externally with staff, physicians, patients and their families, and other healthcare providers.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY: Performs Level I obstetrical ultrasound using a variety of high tech equipment, including vaginal probes, on any patient to the Prenatal Testing Center.
Performs Level II obstetrical ultrasound in conjunction with perinatologists to detect fetal anomalies.
Assists in prenatal diagnostic procedures, e.g, and amniocentesis, PUBS, CVS, preparing patients, providing ultrasound guidance and handling of specimens.
Works actively in the development and implementation of departmental research projects, coordinates, and maintains records of projects and keeps abreast of developments in research by participating in conferences and professional organizations.
Assists in the development and maintenance of a data retrieval system.
Assists in the development and editing of protocols procedures manual and in-service training programs for patients, residents, student, and attending staff.
Keeps accurate and complete records on all patients tested and maintains log books (CVS, Amnio, abnormal scans, etc) up-to date.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS: Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
CARES CRITERIA: Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner. The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of obstetrical ultrasound techniques in order to perform non-stress testing, contraction testing, and biophysical profiles on patients.
Ability to perform Level I & II obstetrical ultrasound in conjunction with parinatologists to detect fetal anomalies.
Ability to assists with in-service training activities related to sonography and fetal monitoring and working knowledge of computer technology.
Knowledge of electrode physiology and the electronics of fetal monitoring
Knowledge of fundamentals in computer technology and data processing.
Ability to collaborate and work with others.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Associate Degree required.
Certification in the Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ROMS) is required.
Two years clinical experience including OBGYN, sonography, and patient contact. Must have completed structured training/course work in obstetric sonography.
Must have current BLS certification.
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (lbs), bend, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, compare, edit, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
Internal Number: 001
About Howard University Hospital
Howard University Hospital is one of America's best hospitals. The rich tradition of leadership and service at Howard University Hospital (HUH) dates back to 1862. Housed in converted army barracks, it was initially called Freedmen’s Hospital and provided a refuge where ex-slaves received the medical care they were denied elsewhere.
In the late 1860s, Freedmen’s formed a partnership with the Howard University College of Medicine to train African-American medical professionals. Together the medical school and the hospital have served as a training ground for many of the nation's top African-American physicians.
Over the course of its 145-year history of providing the finest primary, secondary and tertiary health care services, Howard University Hospital has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center. In April 2007, the Hospital ranked number one among selected area hospitals on 19 quality measures published by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.
A private, nonprofit institution, HUH is the nation's only teaching hospital located on the campus of a historically Bla...ck university. It offers medical students a superior learning environment and opportunities to observe or participate in ground-breaking clinical and research work with professionals who are changing the face of health care. Washingtonian and Black Enterprise magazines have identified physicians affiliated with the hospital as leaders in a vast range of specialties.