OB Technician Job Description

OB Technician Job Description

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OB technician provides subject Matter Expertise in at least one Unit Operation or Technique within Maintenance and Clean Utilities Operation.

OB Technician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective OB technician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included OB technician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist the Labor & Delivery team in the care of patients, equipment and supplies
Assist with, or perform, according to scope of practice, patient care activities/treatments, according to departmental policies, procedures, and protocols
Demonstrate ability to assume responsibility and accountability as a surgical and obstetrical support person under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse
Demonstrate ability to maintain adequate supply levels and room readiness
Demonstrate ability to function as unit secretary
Demonstrates cooperative participation as a member of the nursing team
Reports pertinent events during the course of the shift’s activity , equipment, supplies
Performs the duties of a messenger for interdepartmental needs
Appropriately utilizes aseptic techniques
Cleans instruments and equipment to be returned for sterilizing

OB Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for OB Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, CNA, HCP, C.N.A, NRP, AHA

Education for OB Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the OB technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Technical, Allied Health, Associates, Graduate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Surgical Technology, Nursing, Surgical Technologist, Performance

Skills for OB Technician

Desired skills for OB technician include:

Medical terminology
Basic nursing and medical terminology
Computer systems and software used in functional area
Operation and maintenance of common equipment and supplies located in the unit
Procedures regarding infection control and health and safety
Role in emergency response
Unit practices
Anatomy and physiology
Computer systems and sterile technique

Desired experience for OB technician includes:

Two (2) years experience as an Obstetrical Technician plus the demonstrated ability to perform and under general supervision frequently do perform the most complex techniques and procedures of the classification in accordance w/ the specifications set by the department head
The senior level classification for Obstetrical Technician shall apply only to Obstetrical Technicians assigned by the Employer to direct and check the work of one (1) or more Obstetrical Technicians
Refer to the position specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement
Knowledge/Professional Licensure/Registration/Certifications
PreviousOB related experience preferred
Completion of accredited surgical technologist program or an equivalent combination of education and directly related work experience

OB Technician Examples


OB Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of OB technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for OB technician
  • For bed bound patients
  • Place utensils and supplies in bedside stands as needed
  • For new admissions
  • Measures and records first void specimens on all post partum patients
  • Stocks admitting rooms with OB Admission Packs and other needed supplies
  • Reports missing or damaged equipment
  • Assisting provider with instrumentation, retracting
  • Assists team during delivery or operation/procedure by arranging, inventorying and maintaining sterile set up as indicated, for procedure, and passes items as needed
  • Also, assists in preparation of labor and delivery/surgical suite, moving patients, and in cleaning
  • Perform specific surgical, unit, and patient care functions for obstetrical patients
Qualifications for OB technician
  • Recent experience as an obstetric (OB) scrub technician or a surgical technologist in an acute care facility
  • CNT certification preferred
  • At least 1 year experience as Scrub Technician, with OB experience
  • Ability to lift, turn and position patients, required
  • Phlebotomy (Preferred)
  • Completion of a formal Certified Nursing Assistant education program or must be currently enrolled in an accredited BSN program with completion of second semester of nursing program

OB Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of OB technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for OB technician
  • Completes counts accurately, instruments, sponges, sharps for all Cesarean sections 100% of the time
  • Participates in sponge, needle and instrument counts
  • Performs assisting functions for surgeon, as directed, including but not limited to holding retractors and suctioning operative field
  • Maintains aseptic technique and sterile field
  • Passes specimens from sterile field to circulating nurse
  • Assists with cleaning and restocking of operating rooms and LDR rooms
  • Transcribes physician orders as needed
  • Manages the physical environment of the unit
  • Appropriately utilizes resources related to clerical duties
  • Maintains and communicates with staff and visitors
Qualifications for OB technician
  • Candidates must meet registry requirements and be certified as an RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) within twelve (12) months of hire or the position will be forfeited
  • Must be certified as an OR Tech
  • One year of hospital PCT experience highly preferred
  • Completion of a Licensed Practical Nurse Program or Completion of a Surgical Technology Program plus a Certified Nurse’s Assistant certification
  • At least one year of OB scrub tech or LPN experience required
  • Either Registered Surgical Technician with WA State Department of Health plus Certified Nurse Assistant licensure and AHA-BLS orWA State Licensed Practical Nurse and AHA-BLS

OB Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of OB technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for OB technician
  • Compiles daily/monthly statistical reports as indicated
  • Assists in keeping the unit appropriately stocked
  • Provides nursing care under the direction of the RN in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization
  • Assists physician during delivery, treatment, examination and surgical procedures as directed and under the direction of the RN
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care under the direction of the RN
  • Prepare Operating Room/Labor and Delivery Room (OR/LDR) for surgery/delivery
  • Provide technical service and assists in OR/LDR as assigned or directed
  • Be responsible for assisting in the planning, coordinating and providing high quality, individualized patient care using the components of the nursing process
  • Setting rooms up to prepare for delivery, set up and stock triage, patient rooms.and assisting in other task on unit as deemed necessary by the charge nurse
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, adolescent, adult, geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development
Qualifications for OB technician
  • Teamwork and problem solving to achieve goals
  • Current STABLE preferred
  • Current registration as surgical technologist in the State of Washington
  • One year experience as a certified nursing assistant, or scrub tech desired
  • Will consider internal candidate and will train if necessary

OB Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of OB technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for OB technician
  • Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians utilizing courteous verbal and written communications skills
  • Performs essential unit specific tasks under the direction of RN, height and weight measurement
  • Makes 911 calls for OB Emergencies Stat C/S, OBERT, NICU Alert, PP Hemorrhage
  • Adds and moves patients in OB Information System ( OBIS)
  • Performs duties related to admission/discharge/transfer using the Soarian system including initial registration of emergency patients ( quick-reg)
  • Prints records as requested by physician and nursing from MMF
  • Print records as requested by physician from Access Anywhere and Centricity Systems
  • Assists in precepting of new OB Triage employees
  • Actively participates OB Triage and VIT teams, councils and committees
  • Assists with records, reports, forms, and chart preparation/assembling
Qualifications for OB technician
  • Of practice
  • Education Completion of an ORT program
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Ability to collect, interpret and report data and information related to patient care
  • Experience 1-2 years healthcare setting with acute care preferred
  • Employees supervised None
  • Prefer scrub tech certificate, or minimum of one year scrub tech experience

OB Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of OB technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for OB technician
  • Scrub for cases according to established standards of sterile procedure, dons sterile gown and gloves, assists surgeon with same
  • Pass instruments, sponges, sutures and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assist during procedure by holding retraction devices and act to anticipate and respond to surgeon’s needs during course of surgery as determined by accepted standards of practice
  • Receive surgical specimens, properly identify and preserve specimens during procedure and notify circulating nurse of source of material
  • Clean Operating Room by removing drapes, replacing hamper and trash bags, disposing of used supplies and cleaning and returning instruments, supplies and equipment to appropriate storage areas
  • Assist in maintaining updated surgeon preference sheets per case as needed in collaboration with the circulating nurse
  • Implement sterile techniques in preparing delivery tables
  • Maintain unit inventory supplies by ordering, receiving and restocking as needed
  • Function as a scrub person during operative and other invasive procedures by
  • Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure
  • Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure
Qualifications for OB technician
  • Current registration as a Surgical Technologist (ST) in Washington State as per RCW 18.215 required
  • Current WA State MA-Phlebotomist Licensure or current WA Medical Assistant-Registered Licensure required within 60 days from date of hire into the position required
  • Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program, or formal training in military, preferred
  • Surgical Technician, Obstetric Technician, or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) experience preferred
  • Required certified surgical technician with 2 years OB experience
  • LNA-NH State or Certified Surgical Technician with NH Medical Technician License

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