Surgical Technologist, Labor and Delivery, Hospital

Job Summary

A surgical technologist (Scrub Tech) working in labor and delivery will be responsible for providing assistance to an obstetrician during delivery. Some of the job rules that the surgical tech will need to fill in this environment include keeping the delivery room clean and supplied with all the tools and medicines that may be necessary to get through a delivery.

As part of their job role, a surgical technician may need to clean and sterilize instruments in preparation for delivery. The surgical technician may also need to transport an expectant parent who's going into labor into the delivery room. A surgical technician needs to be able to work quickly and make fast decisions because delivery is generally a fast-paced and potentially stressful event.

Specifics

  • Renewable Assignments
  • Shifts available:
    • 7p-7a

Description of Work

  • General Responsibilities:
    • Functions as a Scrub Assistant under the supervision of an RN.
      • Sets up operating room tray, arranging instruments, sponges, sutures, and dressings.
      • Assists surgical team during surgery by passing instruments, sponges, and dressings.
    • Participates as a member of the nursing team. Assists RNs in the orientation of new staff to scrub positions.
    • Reports pertinent events during the course of the shift's activity (i.e., equipment, supplies.)
    • Performs as an interdepartmental messenger, as needed
    • Answers phones and transports patients by wheelchair and stretcher.
  • Delivery Room Assignments:
    • Appropriately utilizes aseptic techniques. Identifies and observes breaks in aseptic technique and reports to RN. Surgically scrubs for OBS and GYN procedures.
    • Sets-up tables and prepares room for OBS procedures in LDR's and delivery rooms.
    • Prepares patient for delivery in LDR's.
    • Cleans instruments and equipment to be returned to CSR for sterilizing(As needed, wraps and labels instruments before sterilization.) Check all sterile equipment for expiration dates.
    • Ensures sufficient sterile supplies and instruments on the unit to meet the needs of the shift
    • Transports stillborn to the morgue, as required.
    • Strips patients' beds and prepares beds, stretchers, and delivery tables for new admissions. Make beds stretchers and delivery tables, as needed by shift.
    • Patient Care Assignments:
    • Receives patient reports and assignments from RN in charge.
    • Makes rounds on assigned postpartum patients.
    • Ensures patient's environment is safe and clean.
    • Answers call lights for postpartum patients, as necessary.
    • Offers oral hygiene to patients, clears overbed tables, and prepares patients for meals.
    • Takes temperatures, as directed.
    • Prepares patient for transport, when needed.
    • For bed-bound patients; bedpan, turn and position when necessary.
    • Make rounds to assure all patients are clean and dry.
    • Place utensils and supplies in a bedside stand, as needed. (eg, discharged patients and transfers.)
    • For new admissions; orients patient, assists the patient to undress, obtains specimens, and takes temperature, pulse, resp, weight, and height.
    • Assists with examinations and procedures, as necessary.
    • Administers enemas, perform an abdominal and perineal shave, as directed.
    • Assists with output measurements.
    • Assists patients with personal hygiene; administers pericare.
    • Provides baby care, as needed.
    • Identifies and observes changes in patient status and reports to RN.
    • Performs point of care blood glucose testing.
    • Provides customer service for patients' families and visitors.
    • Environmental Responsibilities:
    • Stocks labor and Delivery area daily, as directed.
    • Supplies admitting rooms with OB Admission Packs and other needed supplies (monitor paper, belts, speculums, etc.).
    • Makes unoccupied beds and stretchers and assures that there is a pillow for each bed.
    • Maintains non-patient areas in neat and orderly condition.
    • Assures rolling equipment is clean.
    • Reports missing or damaged equipment. Report shortages to RNs.
    • Defrosts and cleans refrigerators.
    • Cleans closet, drawers, and equipment.
    • Cleans infant transporter after each patient use.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Requirements

  • Degree from an accredited nursing program
  • Active/Clear Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state of North Carolina
  • Associate's Degree in Operating Room Technology preferred.
  • Completion of an accredited Operating Room Technician Training Program
  • Successful completion from a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologists, and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist (CST) credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
  • Minimum 1-year work experience in OB/L&D setting
  • Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Active/Clear ACLS (American Heart Association)
  • Experience working with electronic medical records, email, and computer literate
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screening, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other Nationalhcs screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other client/facility screening/application requirements

Benefits

  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program
  • Bonus opportunities throughout the year