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Natividad is currently seeking to fill one permanent full time Obstetrical (OB) Technician position in the Labor & Delivery Department. Under close supervision, the incumbent will assist surgeons and nurses in specialized patient care and treatment in the Labor and Delivery Unit.
Examples of Duties:
Assists surgeons and registered nurses in obstetrical operations, including cesarean sections, D&C's, BTL's, etc., by performing scrub nurse duties which include selecting and passing appropriate sterile instruments as needed
Performs operating room duties, including transporting, positioning, draping and skin preparation of patients according to A.O.R.N. standards
Collects, prepares and stores specimens obtained during surgery and newborn delivery and logs according to policy
Facilitates the use of solutions and medications on the surgical field by appropriately preparing them according to physician's orders and preparing documentation
Maintains a record of items used in each surgical procedure and participates in surgical counts per policy
Disinfects operating room and labor and delivery room, surgical instruments and equipment and prepares for sterilization; prepares room for next procedure/delivery
Participates in the requisitioning, storing and issuing of supplies ensuring outdated supplies are discarded and equipment is in working order at all times
Performs duties of a nursing assistant, including monitoring and recording patient vital signs, assisting patients with personal hygiene, meds, back rubs, etc.
Performs a variety of clerical duties, including receptionist functions, transcribing orders, assembling discharge charts, answering phones and entering data in computer
Minimum qualifications include completion of a training program as an Obstetrical Technician or one year of experience assisting physicians in obstetrical surgeries and deliveries in an acute care hospital. The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of aseptic techniques and methods; utilization and maintenance of surgical instruments and equipment; gowning, scrubbing, and gloving procedure; utilization and maintenance of Labor and Delivery instruments and equipment; and universal precautions for handling blood and body fluids.
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.