OB Technician - (0.9 FTE, Days)
United Health Workers
0.9 FTE, 12 Hour Day Shifts
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
Under medical supervision the obstetrical (OB) technician facilitates the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures; ensuring that the operating room or Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) is safe, the rooms are properly stocked with supplies, that equipment functions properly, and that the procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse (RN) the OB technician performs routine patient care duties such as collecting, recording and reporting patient data in a timely and accurate manner. The OB Technician provides for, and/or assists patient/family with Activities of Daily Living such as eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet.
• After documented instruction and competency evaluation: sets-up and scrubs for cesarean sections, post-partum tubal ligations, cervical cerclage, dilatation and curretage, and emergency abdominal hysterectomies.
• Practices aseptic technique according to established standards of care and infection control policies.
• Assures the C-Section rooms are ready for emergency procedures.
• Removes instruments from Labor and Delivery Room (LDR) and/or
• C-section room, rinses, counts and soaks instruments in appropriate containers.
• Maintains a clean, safe and functional work environment.
• Restocks operating room suites and LDRs with supplies as required.
• Correctly checks and stocks epidural carts and anesthesia machines.
• Assures replacement or repair of malfunctioning equipment and instruments.
• Sets up and maintains oxygen therapy equipment.
• Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies in utility rooms as assigned.
• Performs and/or assists with Treatments and Procedures.
• Performs routine patient care duties such as collecting, recording and reporting patient data in a timely and accurate manner.
• Provides for, and/or assists patient/family with Activities of Daily Living such as eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet.
• Supports the development of unit/team goals and actively participates in unit staff meetings, in-services, and educational programs as required.
• Follows House and Telephone Standards as established by the Medical Center.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent, successful completion of a hospital’s Obstetrical Technician’s Training Program.
Experience: Six (6) months of directly related work experience.
License/Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Ability and willingness to be taught/learn new skills.
• Ability to be a team player.
• Ability to be flexible in assignment and able to work different shifts if required.
• Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations.
• Ability to learn and evaluate new equipment and procedures quickly.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
• Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
• Ability to problem-solve effectively using appropriate resources. Is productive in workflow, skills and organization.
• Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.
• Ability to provide care as needed and as described in the department’s policies and procedures.
• Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.
• Knowledge of basic nursing and medical terminology.
• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
• Knowledge of location, operation and maintenance of common equipment and supplies located in the unit.
• Knowledge of role in emergency response.
• Knowledge of unit practices, and procedures regarding infection control and health and safety.
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