This position provides patient care of a technical nature under supervision of a licensed nurse. The Labor and Delivery Scrub Tech performs multiple functions as a Surgical Technologist and Unit Clerk to support in the day-to-day operations of OB Services Department.
A) The Labor and Delivery Scrub Tech is responsible for supplying the operating room, with
the proper supplies, equipment, and instrumentation that’s needed for a specific surgery. During the procedure the primary responsibilities of the Tech is to maintain the sterility of the surgical field, to anticipate the needs of the surgeons, passing instruments in a timely fashion. Under direct supervision the Tech may be asked to perform the following duties such as, but not limited to, sponge or suction, hold retractors or instrument placed by the surgeons, applies electrocautery to clamps on bleeders, irrigation to the operative sight, cuts suture material, connects drains to the suction apparatus, applies dressings to the wound. Once the procedure is completed it is the responsibility of the Tech to care for the instrumentation & equipment and prepare for the following case.
When acting as the second assisting Tech he/she may perform all the duties listed above with the direct supervision of the surgeon.
This position will provide any assistance needed to expedite the room turnover thereby, providing optimum customer service to the surgeon, patient, anesthesiologist, and co-workers.
The Labor and Delivery Scrub Tech is responsible for ordering and supplying the Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms (LDRs) Antepartum rooms, and Labor Assesment Department (LDA) the proper supplies, equipment, and instrumentation needed for out patients, Antepartum patients, and labor patients. When available the
Labor and Delivery Scrub Tech will assist with deliveries. Under direct supervision of the Nurse or Physician,
the Tech may be asked to (but not limited to) provide assistance to the L&D Nurse and OB Physician
during delivery by providing assistance with vacuum deliveries, positioning patient for pushing and
delivery, hold retractors or instruments placed by the physician, obtain extra needed supplies, fill out baby
bands and or obtain security sensor for baby.
Once the procedure is completed the Tech may be asked to assist with cleaning and
repositioning of patient. The Tech is responsible for the instrumentation, equipment and restocking of
B) The Unit Clerk responsibilities include performing clerical duties, acts as unit receptionist, coordinates
unit/patient schedules and activities, proper use of computer and telephone and maintains an orderly and
efficient nurses station.
This position is often the first contact for patients and or family members arriving to or calling the Labor and Delivery unit.