Lead OB Technician (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Facilities, Food Services, Housekeeping, Nursing Assistants and Technicians
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 17695
FTE: 1

United Health Workers

1.0 FTE, 10 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Under medical supervision, the Lead Obstetrical (OB) Technician functions as a lead member of the patient care support team. The Lead Obstetrical Technician facilitates the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures; ensuring that the operating room or Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) is safe, the rooms are properly stocked with supplies, that equipment functions properly, and that the procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse (RN), performs routine patient care duties such as collecting, recording and reporting patient data in a timely and accurate manner. The Lead Obstetrical Technician trains and coordinates the work of others and works closely with the assigned supervisor to ensure effective functioning of the unit.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • In coordination with the Patient Care Manager or Assistant Patient Care Manager, is partially accountable for work product of others including assigning work, assessing workflows and making recommendations for improvements, checking work for timeliness and accuracy, establishing work standards, scheduling work, and providing input to management actions.

  • Responsible for leading and coordinating the technical tasks of a multi-faceted patient care unit to ensure both a smoothly functioning unit and good patient relations. Functions as the lead source person with regards to department/hospital policies and procedures.

  • After documented instruction and competency evaluation: sets-up and scrubs for procedures; vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, postpartum tubal ligations, cervical cerclage, dilatation and curettage, dilatation and evacuation, emergency abdominal hysterectomies, amnio infusion and any other specialist procedure for the obstetric patient

  • Practices aseptic technique according to established standards of care and infection control policies.

  • Assures the C-Section rooms are ready for emergency procedures.

  • Removes instruments from Labor and Delivery Room (LDR) and/or C-section room, rinses, counts and soaks instruments in appropriate containers.

  • Maintains a clean, safe and functional work environment.

  • Restocks operating rooms and LDRs with supplies as required.

  • Assures replacement or repair of malfunctioning equipment and instruments.

  • Sets up and maintains oxygen therapy equipment. including changing tanks.

  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies in utility rooms as assigned.

  • Assists with treatments and procedures.

  • Handles specimens and medications using correct technique and according to the departmental policy and procedure.

  • Assists with transfer of patients from Labor & Delivery if transport team is not available.

  • Supports the development of unit/team goals and actively participates in unit staff meetings, in-services, and educational programs as required.

  • Orients, trains and coordinates the work of others and works closely with the assigned supervisor to ensure the efficient functioning of the unit.

  • May be assigned small projects under the direction of the management team

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to perform work-lead responsibilities such as training and orienting new employees, assigning and reviewing work for completeness and accuracy, scheduling work, and other coordinating and support duties for a supervisor/manager.

  • Ability and willingness to be taught/learn new skills.

  • Ability to be a team player.

  • Ability to be flexible in assignment and able to work different shifts if required.

  • Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and stressful situations.

  • Ability to learn and evaluate new equipment and procedures quickly.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

  • Ability to problem-solve effectively using appropriate resources. Is productive in workflow, skills and organization.

  • Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the individual taking into consideration age, culture, and developmental issues.

  • Ability to provide care as needed and as described in the department's policies and procedures.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • Knowledge of basic nursing and medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of location, operation and maintenance of common equipment and supplies located in the unit.

  • Knowledge of role in emergency response and of general safety procedures e.g.patient precautionary care during delivery and surgery

  • Knowledge of unit practices, and procedures regarding infection control and health and safety.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $74,172.80 to $83,210.40

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.