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Community Hospital OB Tech - Full Time in Grand Junction, Colorado

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Community Hospital reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Meets basic patient care needs and reports to nursing staff by:

  • Responding to signal lights, bells, intercom system, and bed/tab alarms to determine the patients? needs.

  • Giving care and assistance to selected assigned patients in respect to their personal hygiene, grooming activity, comfort, rest, nourishment and other health needs.

  • Ensuring meals are ordered within dietary restrictions and collects food trays, feeds patients requiring help, and documents all nutritional and supplemental intake.

  • Transporting patients or assisting patients to ambulate per physician orders.

  • Turning and repositioning bedfast patients every two hours, alone or with assistance, to prevent skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.

  • Appling compresses, ice bags, ted hose, scds, avis, K-pads as required.

  • Performs hearing screenings of all newborns in accordance with state guidelines.

  • Assist in bathing newborns

  • Completes basic patient data gathering by:

  • Takes, records, and reports to RN or LPN temperature, blood pressure, pulse (O2 saturation) and respiration rates, height and weight, food and fluid intake/output as directed, BG results for both adults and newborns.

  • Follows all Universal Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy.

  • Maintains safe and clean environment within the patient and nursing unit by:

  • Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone. Assists/performs admissions and dismissal of patients.

  • Picks up and organizes/stocks patient rooms prior to end of shift.

  • Maintains therapeutic environment in patient service areas.

  • Reports malfunctioning equipment, removes from use and files work order to assure proper operation.

  • Prepare for surgical procedures by:

  • Establishing and maintaining the sterile field

  • Assisting in anticipating surgeon?s needs with surgical procedures by having appropriate supplies and instruments on hand

  • Collaborating with circulation RN, surgeon, and surgeon?s assistant for any added needs for the procedure

  • Inspecting supplies, equipment and instrumentation pulled for the surgical procedure; marks card appropriately.

  • Caring for instrumentation and equipment during and following surgical procedure; always checking ?blue wraps?.

  • Properly handles instrumentation following procedures by:

  • Disposing of all sharps appropriately

  • Appropriately taking case cart to SPD

  • Communicating with SPD staff for any special care needs or return of instruments for subsequent surgical cases

  • Operating room medication administration will be completed by:

  • Accurately labeling all medications on sterile field

  • Disposing of all medications appropriately

  • The Labor Technician will assist with patient assessment by:

  • Preparing patient?s surgical suite for needed supplies and equipment

  • Maintaining awareness of patient safety needs at all times

  • Continuously maintaining focus on surgical procedure in assigned room

  • Anticipating patient, surgeon, anesthesia, and circulating RN needs

  • Assisting with room turnover, including cleanup of supplies, instrument and equipment returns

  • Maintaining standards of professional care in accordance with Association of Operating Nurses (AORN) standards

  • The Labor Technician will provide expertise by:

  • Assisting with orientation and education of staff and students

  • Demonstrating ability to use critical thinking skills by assessing situation and adapting to changes

  • The Labor Technician will act as a resource by:

  • Demonstrating clinical expertise and contributes to the advancement of professional practices by communicating current research and trends related to a specialty

  • Ensuring patient and surgeon needs are being met through collaboration and use of preference cards

  • Coordinating with Lead technician and materials management buyer on specialty needs to maintain proper adequate par levels and instruments in relation to stock requirements and upcoming surgeries

  • Expanding clinical expertise through appropriate education

  • Maintaining and updating surgeon preference cards correctly

  • . Completes secretarial duties under the direction of professional nursing staff

  • Enters the physicians or L.I.P. orders in patient chart by utilizing Meditech order entry system, Medication Administration Records (MARs), and Meditech nursing module.

  • Prepares charts for admissions, discharges, and transfers.

  • Transcribes medications accurately onto the MAR

  • Obtains medical records as requested.

  • Schedules procedures under order of provider.

  • Assures valuables sheet is complete on each admission.

  • Maintains chart forms availability and breaks down charts after patients have been discharged.

  • Complete Birth Certificates and update information pertinent to state requirements for births in the state of Colorado.

  • Maintains the nursing station and provides clerical and nursing support by:

  • Answers telephone and intercom calls and provides information or relays messages to nursing staff (using pager/tracker system), patients and medical staff.

  • Directs visitors to patient rooms.

  • Schedules doctor?s appointments for inpatients who are being discharged as ordered.

  • Scans all orders to Pharmacy and stamps them as such.

  • Notifies RN?s, LPN?s, and assistants of new orders as appropriate.

  • Assembles admission, transfer and discharge packets as needed.

  • Monitors call system.

  • Assists staff with patients as required.

  • Assists with projects as directed.

  • Performs clerical duties as assigned.

  • Maintains the environment of the nursing unit by:

  • Participates in maintaining a professional, organized, clean department and safe work environment.

  • Supervisor

  • Labor Tech is to notify the department leaders and/or supervisors of any event that may cause processes to negatively affect patient care or processes.

  • For Labor technicians working at Community Hospital, required to take call as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of related experience

OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Current Certified Nurse Assistant (or recent graduate of an accredited baccalaureate program) or current EMS or Surgical Technician certificate.

Current BLS

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