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Under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN), the OB Technician is responsible for providing assistance to nursing staff, performing patient care activities as delegated by a RN, and maintaining patient care supplies.
This position will support the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of Mary Washington Healthcare and must demonstrate a commitment of quality service to our patients, the public and our co-workers.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Maintains and prepares the Operating Room for surgical procedures. Obtains and sets up sterile field with appropriate instruments, supplies, and equipment.
Performs under the direction of the physician during operative procedures to prepare the patient's abdomen, drape the sterile field, and pass instrumentation.
Performs appropriate instrument counts with RN circulator.
Operates stapling device at the request of, and under the direct supervision of, the physician approximating skin closure.
Maintains a safe and orderly environment.
Follows aseptic technique when opening sterile supplies and maintains highest standard of sterile techniques during procedure.
Prepares instruments for terminal sterilization after use. Performs patient support duties under the direction of a RN, which may include, but are not limited to: Performs venipuncture and starts IVs; Obtains vital signs, weights, and/or blood glucose; Collects, labels, and transports specimens; Assists with ambulation, toileting, and/or bathing and linen changes; Inserts foley catheter and monitors input/output; Assists with newborn screening, and provides oral feeding and diapering to babies, as appropriate
Documents all care provided to the patient in the medical record.
Prepares the delivery table and attends deliveries.
Performs clerical duties which may include, but are not limited to: order entry, patient charges, registration of newborns, answering telephone, and opening the door for visitors.
Communicates patient needs to nursing staff.
Prepares room for circumcision, and prepares the instruments for sterilization after use.
Orders and maintains appropriate amounts of patient care supplies for the department.
Stocks patient rooms per established par levels.
Assists with patient transports, as needed.
Collaborates with the health care team by participating in the coordination of services, and contributes to the continuous Performance Improvement process.
Maintains own Competency Notebook with current Human Resources requirements. Participates in educational programs and clinical experience to broaden individual knowledge base.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA), Scrub Tech training, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) required.
AHA BLS certification required.
NRP certification required within 6 months of hire.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.