Labor & Delivery Surgical technician

  • Wellforce
  • 295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854 United States
  • Posted: Apr 16, 2019
Part-time Nursing

Job Description

Independently functions in a professional manner as the Delivery Room Technician for peri-operative procedures in Labor & Delivery, surgical scrub for C-sections, D&C's and vaginal deliveries.  Selects and prepares the appropriate supplies and equipment for any of the above cases.  Operates surgical equipment appropriately.  Scrubs on surgical cases, participates in surgery by organizing the instrumentation to the surgeon, participating in surgical counts, and performs related activities under the directions of the surgeon.  When not participating on surgical cases the Delivery Room Technician will assist the circulator, with positioning obtaining needed items during surgery, and assisting in room turnover activities.  The Delivery Room Technician will participate in Labor & Delivery activities related to quality improvement, continuing education, orientation of new personnel and emergency preparedness.
The Delivery Room Technician will maintain current knowledge in area(s) of surgical aseptic technique, peri-operative procedures in Labor & Delivery, surgical scrub for  C-sections, D&C's and vaginal deliveries, pre-operative patient care, support of the labor patient under direct RN supervision, provide patient transportation, the ordering supplies, charge data and order entry as needed.
 
Assists as a surgical scrub
 
Patient prep and draping
 
Handling instruments, equipment and other materials on the sterile field
Prep rooms with appropriate instruments supplies and have standard OR equipment available and in working order.
Cleans and restocks LDR rooms after a patient has delivered and been transported to another area.  Cleans and restocks C-section room after surgery is completed and the patient is transferred to the recovery area. Orders supplies and linen for Labor & Delivery. 
 

Licensed registered nurses, licensed or registered health care providers, and other health care practitioners acting within the scope of their licenses.

The law prohibits hospitals and clinics from employing or retaining the services of any person to perform surgical technology tasks unless the person has either:

  • Successfully completed an accredited educational program for surgical technologists and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential;
  • Successfully completed an accredited school of surgical technology but has not, as of the date of hire, obtained the certified surgical technologist certification, provided that such certification shall be obtained within 12 months of the graduation date;
  • Been employed as a surgical technologist in a surgical facility on July 1, 2012;
  • Successfully completed a training program for surgical technology in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service; or
  • Is performing surgical technology tasks or functions in the service of the federal government, but only to the extent the person is performing duties related to that service.