Tri-City Medical Center


    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/10/2018 7:19 PM)
    FTE Status
    PD .2
    Cost Center/Dept
    7400 - Labor & Delivery
    Work Schedule
    variable: 4 shifts; 2 weekend shifts
  • Overview

    Position Summary

    The staff Obstetric Technician (OB Tech) at Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) is a paraprofessional caregiver within Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Services. 


    Major Position Responsibilities:

    • The responsibilities of the OB Tech include preparing the Obstetric Operating Room (OBOR), assisting the surgeon in a scrub role for Surgical Procedures e.g.  Cesarean Sections, Tubal Ligations, Cerclage, Hysterectomy, and D&C. 
    • The OB Tech is able to function as an assistant to the surgeon when necessary until another physician is available. 
    • Maintains knowledge of location of supplies and is responsible for inspection/cleaning of all vaginal and surgical instruments ensuring proper sterilization and effectiveness. 
    • Responsible for ordering instruments as necessary to maintain quality control. 
    • Is responsible for updating and maintaining physician preference cards and sutures for vaginal and surgical purposes. 
    • Is responsible for set-up and clean-up of surgical suites (OB OR’s) and Labor & Delivery rooms including restocking of supplies and maintaining safety equipment. 
    • Maintains utility and equipment areas including but not limited to warmers, autoclaves, patient care areas. 
    • Assists with vaginal deliveries by setting up delivery tables, assisting the RN and OB as directed. 
    • Is responsible for taking blood draws and specimens to lab and preparing lab draw kits for admissions. 
    • Assists with transfer of patients/transporting from ED to L&D. 
    • Is responsible for basic patient care including vital signs both adult and infant, pericare, linen changes, and assisting mothers as directed by the RN. 
    • Assists pediatricians with circumcisions including room set-up, verification of consents and clean-up. 
    • Assists with the delivery of care for the patients experiencing the birth of a child under the direct supervision of the RN and is aware and sensitive to the patient’s rights as identified within the institution.


    Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

    Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.




    Level I

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Completion of OR Tech training program preferred
    • Minimum 6 months experience in an acute care facility preferred.

    Level II

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Completion of OR Tech training program preferred
    • 3-5 year experience at a high census (200-300 deliveries per month) L&D setting including surgical expertise required.
    • Experience in training/orienting new staff to L&D area



    • Level I and II High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of OR Tech training program preferred.



    • National Certification as Surgical Tech and/or Sterile Processing Tech desirable.
    • Current BLS Certification


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