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Sonographer

Department: Medical

Reports to: Nurse Manager

           

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The volunteer sonographer provides limited obstetrical ultrasound services to PRC clients in compliance with PRC medical policies and procedures under the leadership of the nurse manager.  The volunteer sonographer adheres to AIUM, AWHONN, & ACOG guidelines when performing limited obstetrical ultrasounds to clients at the PRC.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain current knowledge of evidence based methods, principles, and practices related to women’s reproductive health and maternal/fetal health

  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices in limited OB ultrasound within the PRC setting

  • Provide appropriate client education regarding the procedure, its purpose, and its limitations

  • Perform limited OB ultrasounds per Medical Director’s standing orders

  • Assess ultrasound results and understand implications for client care on the basis of exam findings

  • Assist client in forming discharge plan and offer educational handouts/referrals to appropriate agencies

  • Follow PRC policies and standing orders for any clinical findings indicating concern for the viability of the pregnancy or health of the mother, including ectopic/miscarriage handouts and notification to Nurse Manager/Medical Director

  • Documents ultrasound findings in client’s medical record according to PRC policies and procedures and charting guidelines

  • Completes U/S Report and Care Plan for client, and follows PRC policy for transmitting U/S Report and Images to the Medical Director for review

  • Provides follow-up with U/S clients to learn if they have successfully accessed prenatal care or made an outcome decision regarding pregnancy

 

 OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

The nurse commits to a consistent number of volunteer hours per week and is usually scheduled on the same days, and at the same time each week to ensure nurse coverage for all shifts. The volunteer is urged to notify the nurse manager as soon as possible if unable to cover the assigned volunteer time.

  • One shift per week (One year commitment unless otherwise discussed with Nurse Manager)

  • Three Volunteer In-Service Meetings per year