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Chief Sonographer – Mfm – Fairfax, Va Office


This is a Part-time position in Fairfax, VA posted May 12, 2022.

OverviewThe Chief Sonographer leads and manages a team of diagnostic ultrasound sonographers who provide care for pediatric and perinatal patients.

The Chief sonographer works with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive care.Reports To: Practice Director and Corporate Medical DirectorSupervises: SonographersResponsibilitiesPrepares patients for ultrasound examination.Prepares patients for physicians.Explains procedures to the patient prior to the commencement of the testing and provides patient education related to medical ultrasound.Explains procedures to assure cooperation and optimum test results.Ensures the appropriate consent and/or declinations are obtained.Conducts ultrasonic diagnostic procedures and records anatomical, pathological and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician.Assists physician during invasive procedures requiring ultrasound guidance.Maintains patient confidentiality.Maintains patient charts and records, and records and processes sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.Follows universal precautions and OSHA standards.Code appropriate CPT and ICD9 for services performed.Submit completed billing work sheets daily.Notify Patient Service Associate of additional services performed which require authorization.Maintains proper operation of the ultrasound equipment.

Recognizes equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate corrective action.

Coordinates the required maintenance as necessary.Keeps work area clean.Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of ultrasound supplies.Maintain archives/records scans.Oversees and coordinates the ultrasound schedule.Ensures compliance with AIUM ultrasound guidelines.Responsible for orienting new sonographers to practice.Participate in interview process of new employees.Participates in the annual reviews for sonographers at site.Maintains effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.Acts in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner, recognizing an individual’s religious, ethical, and moral opinions/beliefs.Recognizes ethical, legal and professional issues inherent in providing care to pregnant women.Participates in staff development, in-service workshops and educational activities.Performs other assigned duties as directed.QualificationsQualificationsMust possess a current/valid certification in diagnostic ultrasound.Satisfactory completion of one of the following; at least two (2) years in Allied Health Educational Program and one (1) year on-the-job training in ultrasonography, or completion of an approved ultrasonography educational program.At least 2 years supervisory experience.Maintain or be eligible for certification the American Registered Diagnostic Medical SonographerCompletion of a course in ultrasonic technology.CPR Certification required.Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.Skilled in operating ultrasound equipment.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.Ability to effectively communicate.Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.Mednax, Inc.

and its affiliated practices operating as Pediatrix Medical Group (Pediatrix) are one of the nation’s leading providers of highly specialized health care for women, babies and children.

Since 1979, Pediatrix-affiliated clinicians have been committed to providing coordinated, compassionate and clinically excellent services across the continuum of care, both in hospital settings and office-based practices.

Specialties including obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, and neonatology are complemented by 18 pediatric subspecialties and a newly expanded area of primary and urgent care clinics.

The group’s high-quality, evidence-based care is bolstered by investments in research, education, quality-improvement and safety initiatives.Today through almost 8,000 employees in 38 states, dedicated teams including physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, clinical leaders, business and operational experts work together every day to fulfill our mission to take great care of the patient.

We invite you to join the Pediatrix family and help shape the future of health care.Benefits for Full Time employee and qualified dependents:Health Insurance including prescription drugsDental InsuranceVision InsuranceLife InsuranceShort and Long-Term disability optionsEmployee stock purchase program – 15% discount*401k with company match**Long Term Care (LTC)Pre-tax Health Savings Account (HSA)Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Aflac Hospital, Critical Illness and Accident plansIdentity ProtectionEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)*Part Time Regular employee classifications also receive this benefit** Available to part-time regular and part-time casual employees age 21 and overMEDNAX IS AN Equal Opportunity EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status