The Obstetrical Surgical Technician is a member of the Obstetrical healthcare team who provides technical support to the obstetrician/surgeon and registered nurse in the operating and delivery room settings. This position assists in the preparation of supplies and equipment for surgical and delivery procedures and provides the appropriate instrumentation necessary for the obstetrician/surgeon to perform these procedures. The OB Surgical Tech is responsible to maintain current knowledge of trends in the operating room, including new products, procedures, and physicians techniques. Provides assistance in the maintenance of aseptic cleaning of the Operating Room pre and post procedure, and maintains a par level of supplies within the Family Birth Center. Performs indirect and direct patient care of the neonate, and female patients under the direct supervision of a RN. Provides patient care support, maintenance of nursing unit, housekeeping and dietary tasks, and clerical support for the nursing unit.
High School Diploma or GED
Graduate of an approved operating room technician program preferred.
3 years Surgical Scrub Tech experience preferred
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Ability to create and maintain a sterile field
Knowledge of specialized instrumentation and equipment for various surgical procedures
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure materials
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Basic understanding of medical terminology
Surgical technology certification preferred