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SoutheastHEALTH OB Technician in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

OB Technician

Nursing - Other
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Obstetrics 2W Full-Time



Night ShiftScrubbing for surgical procedures. It entails a thorough grasp of sterile technique to function in the sterile field passing sterile instruments, sutures and other supplies to the surgeonBegin

  • Precepts new hires

  • Gathers instruments and supplies needed for assignments and assists with "opening" of case

  • "Scrubs" and "sets up" the case and assists with gowning and gloving of surgeon and assistants

  • Anticipates needs of surgeons and assistants

  • Maintains sterile technique during procedures and reports any unusual circumstances to surgeon/RN circulator

  • Assists RN circulator with correct identification of specimens and attends to proper disposal/preservation of such

  • Assists in expediting room "turn over" time

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Assists with discharging of patients

  • Hearing screens of newborns

  • Accurate charting of patient data

  • Walking patients, assisting patients up to the bathroom and assists with personal hygiene after delivery

  • Inserting and removing Foley Catheters

  • "Quickly" going to the ER and off unit for emergencies

  • Takes vital signs and reports abnormals to nursing staff

  • Assisting in circumcision

  • Transports patients throughout hospital

  • Observes Hysterectomies and other GYN procedures

  • Interacts effectively and professionally with patients, families, surgeons and peers

  • Follows chain of command for problem solving

  • Seeks assistance from staff when needed

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Reads articles to improve surgical or tech skills and knowledge

  • BCLS required

  • Communication and an attitude of responsiveness is absolutely key to all positions in the per-operative area. A “can-do” attitude is required for the exemplary customer service expected

  • Maintains point-of-care testing competencies

  • Willingness to return to O.R. for yearly training

  • Meets requirements of state regulations of unlicensed assistive personnel

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English