Advanced Practice Sonographer -Fetal Therapy Program
Company: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Posted on: October 21, 2019
ADVANCED PRACTICE SONOGRAPHER -FETAL THERAPY PROGRAM
Requisition #: 197016
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Oct. 18, 2019
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Under the general supervision of the Chief imaging Technologist and
with the assistance of a physician, performs a more extensive range
of diagnostic ultrasound and intervention procedures, assists in
the training and supervising of ultrasound Sonographers, in
clinical research studies and orients and educates medical staff in
theory and applications of sonographic technology.
Requires thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology of
all fetal conditions that diagnosed with prenatal ultrasound today.
In addition, specific knowledge about the presentation of fetal
disease as it changes in the different trimester of pregnancy is
Requires knowledge about specific targeted ultrasound examination
details that need to be acquired to define the severity of the
fetal conditions before treatment.
Requires knowledge about the severity staging systems used for
certain fetal conditions.
Requires knowledge of all fetal therapies that are available today
to address various fetal anomalies and conditions diagnosed
Requires knowledge about the ultrasound appearance of recognized
complications that can follow invasive and non-invasive fetal
Requires thorough knowledge of the imaging standards that are
required to document either improvement or worsening of the fetal
condition after fetal therapy is initiated.
Requires knowledge about physiology of fetal development and the
ultrasound examination that is required to assess these
Bachelors degree, and successful completion of an approved
curriculum in diagnostic ultrasound.
Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience in diagnostic
Day Shift, Full Time (40 hours)
JHH 600 N. Wolfe Street
Must be proficient in high-resolution two-dimensional ultrasound
Must be proficient in the pulse wave and color Doppler examination
of the entire fetal circulation beyond what is required in
obstetric ultrasound (renal arteries, organ specific perfusion,
coronary arteries, fetal vessels of fetal tumors, etc.).
Must proficient in structural, functional and specialized fetal
echocardiography required for diagnosis of fetal cardiac anomalies,
monitoring of fetal heart function or rhythm.
Must be proficient in first trimester echocardiography.
Must be proficient in obtaining additional views that go beyond the
OB standard ultrasound examination and the application of several
imaging protocols (ISUOG (International Society for Ultrasound in
Obstetrics & Gynecology) protocols of fetal neurosonography,
echocardiography and monitoring of multiple pregnancies. Using
two-dimensional ultrasound or three dimensional acquisition and
Must be able to provide ultrasound guidance for invasive fetal
procedures, as well as intraoperative monitoring of fetal wellbeing
for complex fetal surgeries including fetoscopic spina bifida
repair, fetoscopic tracheal occlusion or open fetal surgery.
Must be able to synthesize the information gained during the
ultrasound examination and present it in the logical fashion to
fetal therapy attending physician in a manner that is relevant to
the specific fetal conditions and clinical context (i.e.
pre-treatment, post treatment).
Must be able to generate ultrasound reports that capture essential
findings even in the most complex conditions.
The fetal therapy sonographer will work in the Center for Fetal
Therapy, Labor & Delivery and the operating room. The patient
population includes 90% complicated pregnancies with fetal
anomalies that are referred for evaluation for fetal therapy. This
is in contrast to many obstetric ultrasound units where this
proportion is -10-15%.
Required Licensure, Certification:
Current and active registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS)
in obstetrics and fetal echocardiography. Certified in first
trimester screening with both the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF)
and the Society of Maternal FetalMedicine (SMFM).
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials,
radiation, and pharmacological agents with little likelihood of
harm if established health precautions are followed.
Johns Hopkins is a Smoke Free campus.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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