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Sonographer, OB/GYN

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Washington, DC

Posted Date 5/17/2024

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) was incorporated in July 2000 as a not-for-profit, physician-led practice group. The organization functioned as an independent organization in support of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences as a multi-specialty physician practice group. The GW MFA has grown to become the largest independent academic physician practice in the Washington, DC metro region with 375 physicians and 100 APP providers. In 2018, the MFA bylaws were revised to allow The George Washington University to serve as the sole corporate member while the MFA retained independent 501c3 status. The purpose of the change was to ensure alignment between the MFA and The George Washington University.

MFA physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, MFA providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers preserving the rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a closely integrated alliance with The George Washington University and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) which is separately owned and operated by Universal Health Services (UHS), the GW MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals.

The GW MFA’s leading healthcare presence in the DC metro region is complemented by a network of community-based practices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Given its geographic location in central NW Washington, DC, and proximity to more than 175 resident embassies, the MFA continues to evolve its international clinical outreach.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is hiring for a Full Time Lead Sonographer! When you choose to work for us, you choose to help improve people's healthcare experience daily. We seek qualified professionals from all backgrounds and disciplines to join our family of physicians and staff.

Position Summary

Perform high-quality obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound examinations and procedures.  Become well-trained in the use and daily maintenance of the ultrasound imaging and recording system used in the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • For gynecologic ultrasound examinations and procedures: Sets up ultrasound and procedure equipment; positions patient appropriately; operates ultrasound with or without physician guidance when appropriate (including but not limited to SIS)
  • For obstetric ultrasound examinations and procedures: Sets up ultrasound and procedure equipment; positions patient appropriately; operates ultrasound with or without physician guidance when appropriate (including but not limited to, amniotic fluid assessment, fetal viability, limited – detailed – and complete obstetric ultrasound, biometry and fetal wellbeing assessments, fetal Doppler studies, fetal echocardiograms, CVS, amniocentesis, first-trimester screening). Processes and labels samples for laboratory submission.
  • Generates reports on examinations and procedures and ensures that they are sent to the referring physician.
  • Submits billing for patients with appropriate codes for diagnoses and procedures.
  • Demonstrates techniques and procedures to students and residents as assigned through the Department of OB/GYN.
  • Performs decontamination on equipment.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program


  • Current and valid certification in Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) to perform first-trimester nuchal translucency for risk assessment must be obtained within one year of hire. 

  • Current and valid certification in OB/GYN with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as an Ultrasound Technologist.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand, walk, and reach above the shoulder frequently in a clinical setting.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and carry or push and pull up to 100 lbs. as part of the role
  • Regularly exposed to healthcare settings that may require personal protective equipment
  • Requires manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment.
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