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OB Tech

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Allied health professional working as a part of the interdisciplinary care team in the delivery of the patient s plan of care, including assisting with OB procedures, providing hands on patient care and reporting pertinent information to the appropriate team members. Perform a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties for patients across the age continuum. Assist providers with vaginal deliveries, assisting physicians and maintaining a sterile field during surgical procedures such as cesarean sections and circumcisions, through consistent application of aseptic techniques.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technology program required.
        • Completion of first clinical rotation as Nursing Assistant preferred.
        • Successful completion of the 75-hour state approved course for Nurse Assistant required.
        • Will consider high school students 16 years or older who have completed the above requirements.
        • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirement.
        • Experience
          • No previous experience required.
          • One year of operating room experience preferred.
          • License/Certifications
            • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
            • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Certification preferred.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Ability to perform mathematical computations.
              • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions and complete reports.
              • Must be able to collect, record and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Not necessary for the position (0%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Kneeling
                        • Sitting
                        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                          • Balancing
                          • Carrying
                          • Crouching
                          • Distinguish colors
                          • Grasping
                          • Lifting
                          • Pulling/Pushing
                          • Reaching
                          • Repetitive Motions
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Standing
                          • Stooping/bending
                          • Twisting
                          • Walking
                          • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                            • Fingering/Touching
                            • Hearing
                            • Seeing/Visual
                            • Job Hazards
                              • Not Related:
                                • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                • Electrical Shock/Static
                                • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                                • Rare (1-33%):
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                    • Essential Job Functions
                                      • Essential Functions I
                                        • Assist with the maintenance and stocking of supplies, checking for outdated supplies.
                                          • Assist in stocking the nursery supplies.
                                          • Assist in monitoring refrigerator temperatures and warming device temperatures.
                                          • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests to ensure effective communications.
                                            • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
                                            • Communicates feedback from patients and visitors regarding their hospital experience to the appropriate staff.
                                            • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
                                            • Communicates with other members of the health care team (food service, secretaries, housekeeping, etc.) as indicated.
                                            • Actively participates in report process.
                                            • Consistently recognizes and utilizes measures to provide for safe, efficient, patient care and work environment.
                                              • Answers Call Lights in a timely manner and response to the patient request and/or relays request to appropriate resource when necessary.
                                              • Performs other duties as delegated/under the direction of the professional staff.
                                              • Assures coverage of all duties when self or other staff are off the nursing unit.
                                              • Assists other team members when own work is complete.
                                              • Appropriately reports incidents.
                                              • Utilizes Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions infection control techniques correctly and consistently.
                                              • Adheres to policies and procedures.
                                              • Maintains patient nutritional status by completing all intake/output activities in a timely and accurate manner to promote customer satisfaction.
                                                • Feeds patients as necessary.
                                                • Records liquid and solid intake.
                                                • Records intake accurately for calculation of calorie count.
                                                • Records output.
                                                • Documents all data collected, in Cerner and/or on worksheets, accurately, completely, and in a timely manner to provide an accurate record of patient activities and response to activities.
                                                  • Documentation is completed in an ongoing basis prior to end of shift.
                                                  • Documentation reflects care delivered.
                                                  • Provides housekeeping activities to contribute to a safe, efficient, effective and sanitary patient care environment.
                                                    • Keep rooms neat and tidy, free of clutter.
                                                    • Removes trash and soiled linen from room each shift and as needed.
                                                    • Maintains patient environment, such as spills and room temperature, or actively utilizes Integrated Services team to do so properly.
                                                    • Distributes linens to servidors per par levels.
                                                    • Straightens and restocks patient care areas per par levels.
                                                    • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail.
                                                    • Monitors Nourishment Center supplies and maintains a sanitary environment.
                                                    • Assist in setting up sterile procedures outside of the operating room.
                                                      • Assist in setting up vaginal delivery table.
                                                      • Assist in setting up for cesarean sections.
                                                      • Performs preoperative preparation.
                                                        • Reviews physician preference list before operative procedure and assembles supplies and equipment needed for procedure.
                                                        • Opens sterile supplies using sterile technique.
                                                        • Transfers medications and solutions to the sterile field according to policy.
                                                        • Communicates clearly and collaborates with other members of the perioperative team to prepare operative procedure.
                                                        • Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the first scrub role in complex cases.
                                                        • Functions as scrub person during operative procedure by preparing, monitoring, and maintaining a sterile field.
                                                          • Completing surgical scrub according to policy.
                                                          • Performs scrub duties in an accurate, concise and timely manner.
                                                          • Wears appropriate personal protective apparel (PPA) and follows standard and policy for attire in the operating room.
                                                          • Organizes and maintains sterile instruments and supplies in organized manner.
                                                          • Performs counts according to facility policy and procedure during procedure and hand-off situations.
                                                          • Assisting with draping sterile field according to standard.
                                                          • Watches progress of the operation and anticipates needs of team members.
                                                          • Disassembles instruments and equipment, transports to processing department.
                                                          • Assists with cleaning room and prepares for subsequent procedure.
                                                          • Applies base knowledge and principles during operative procedure (Intraoperative Surgical).
                                                            • Base knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology and pharmacology for optimal surgical patient care.
                                                            • Principles of computer science, electricity and robotics as needed for surgical patient care.
                                                            • Principles of sterile technique during the surgical procedure.
                                                            • Follows policy and procedure for Intraoperative Surgical procedures.
                                                              • Participates in surgical time-out, fire risk assessment, and case summary for each operative procedure.
                                                              • Identifies labels and handles specimens including hand-off situations and disposition of specimen.
                                                              • Demonstrates collegiality and leadership qualities.
                                                                • Demonstrates awareness of, and participation in performance improvement activities.
                                                                • Reports potential performance improvement problems, to coordinators, core nurse and service leader, assists in problem solving.
                                                                • Maintains compliance with department call requirements, adjusts hours to meet patient services.
                                                                • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
                                                                  • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs. ..... click apply for full job details

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