Under direct supervision, the OB Technician is responsible for assisting with the preparation of the vaginal and C-section deliveries; surgically assists physicians with C-section delivery procedures and functions efficiently and effectively in obstetrical emergencies. She/he anticipates the needs of the physicians prior to and during the procedures and assists in the clean-up of the room and instruments after the procedures. The Tech also assists the RN/LPN with direct patient care. All clinical care shall be done under the direction of the RN who has determined appropriate tasks for delegation. Performs clerical duties as needed and all other duties as assigned.
Education: High school graduate or G.E.D., and ORT or equivalent preferred. Registration as Surgical Assistant or Surgical Technologist with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies pursuant to C.R.S. 12-43.2-101 required prior to working. CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. NRP required within 6 months of employment. Bi-annual attendance of NRP and CPR required.
Experience: 1 year of scrubbing experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Clinical knowledge of sterile techniques and aseptics, ability to actively use this knowledge before and during the surgical procedure. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient. (See "Competency Assessment" policy)
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.
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