Working in conjunction with the Maternal-Child Director, Clinical care supervisor, and RN/LPN, the OB surgical tech performs a variety of care needs for patients in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Newborn Nursery, and Level 2 within the framework of the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act and the National Patient Safety Goals. The CNA work is reflective of CCMH mission, vision and values. The CNA will integrate departmental goals for improvement across the care continuum. The OB tech role is an extension of a certified CNA. Candidate must have at least one year of acute care experience, or a current nursing student with CNA certificate and/or first year of basic nursing skills completed. Assists in patient care activities as the primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. Has an understanding of the procedures being performed. Maintains the sterile field during surgical procedures.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Assist with basic patient care and Daily activities according to patient plan of care, including ambulation, dressing, activities of daily living, vital signs and patient safety.
Able to multi-task and critically think
Demonstrate initiative in completing delegated tasks within scope of practice
Sets up Delivery table as directed by the RN assures clean/sterile technique as deemed necessary
Will be available at time of labor and delivery to assist RN with patient care needs
Break down and clean up after delivery assure that all instruments are accounted for and sharps are disposed of properly
Set up newborn warmer for delivery and assure RN has rechecked area.
Is available to assist Transitional nurse at time of delivery if necessary
Clean and restock infant warmers, isolettes, and cribs as necessary
Appropriately handle and bag blood and body fluids
Performs newborn baby bath under the direction of the RN/LPN
Performs Hearing Screens on newborns prior to discharge
Understand breastfeeding and bottle feeding basics to support families with their feeding preferences
Available to bottle feed infants if necessary
Can perform basic care tasks for Level II RN staff as directed
Clean and maintain breastfeeding pumps and supplies
Maintain inventory par levels in OB OR CS room, Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Postpartum both in stock areas and in patient rooms
Attend to babies in the nursery upon request of families and is dependent on department activity
Observes patients and reports unusual conditions and/or reactions to RN/LPN
Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
Maintains a clean and safe environment.
Performs routine cleaning tasks
Documents according to policy.
Alerts staff when supplies are needed and replenishes stock.
Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills
Performs Unit Secretary job duties as outlined in job Unit Secretary Job description
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Escorts families out of the department at the time of discharge,
Scrubs for CS deliveries as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requires shift work.
Completes CNA2 training once hours required are met and next class is available.
Performs “on-call” duties.
Orients new personnel to job duties.
Maintains professional standards related to clinical practice, staffing and continuing education.
Required to take call.
Identifies and assures that physician preferences for surgical supplies, equipment, and instruments are ready for each case.
Maintains principles of aseptic technique.
Performs technical skills in accordance with hospital policy and procedure.
Orients new personnel to job duties.
Education: High school graduate or GED, completion of nurse’s aide certification.
Certification: Currently certified in the State of Wyoming.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy. Completes CNA2 program when hours met and class scheduled per unit needs as approved my manager. Completes scrub training within 12 months of hire. NRP within 12 months of hire.
Certifications Recommended: 20 hour Breastfeeding class within 12 months of hire.
Experience: Previous CNA experience preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination.
Interpersonal Skills: Good interpersonal skills needed in dealing with nursing staff, physicians, patients, families and other members of the health care team.
Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to use appropriate body mechanics in lifting, positioning and/or transferring patients. May require standing or walking for long periods of time.
Essential Mental Abilities: Knowledge of basic patient care procedures. Able to read, write and understand English.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Sufficient vision, hearing and speech to perform duties.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASKS THAT INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks. Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.