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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Surg Tech - L&D part time day shift in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Pontiac, Michigan


16401_10670 OB Delivery - OA

Expected Weekly Hours:



Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

I Accountability Objectives:

Functions as a member of the Labor & Delivery team, providing perioperative, clinical, environmental, and transportation support under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Responsible for prompt and effective problem resolution related to supplies and equipment, which impact patient care. Utilizes AST standards; Operating Room (OR) standards; policies and procedures in performing duties related to functioning independently as scrub tech in cesarean section deliveries. Supports SJMO Core Values and beliefs during interactions with patients and co-workers.

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A. Education

Graduate of an approved Surgical Technologist program or equivalent work experience.

B. Licensure / Certification

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

  • AST Certification recommended.

C Special Skill / Aptitudes

  • Ability to comprehend and demonstrate competency in department knowledge, aseptic techniques and universal precautions specific to the operating room.

  • Ability to lift, bend, push and pull a minimum of 50 pounds. Ability to walk and stand for up to 100% of work time.

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills necessary in order to interact in an effective manner with patients, families, physicians and to collaborate within a team, with other unit teams and various levels.

  • Must be able to prioritize effectively, handle tasks/assignments concurrently and accurately with numerous interruptions and manage time.

  • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

D. Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years working experience as a Operating Room or Labor & Delivery Scrub Tech required.

  • In addition, minimum of 6 months working experience as direct caregiver performing activities of nursing assistant/medical assistant.

III Duties / Responsibilities:

Applies the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner to provide optimal patient care. Maintains highest standard for sterile technique and corrects any breaks in technique. Participates in general cleaning, stocking and maintenance of equipment in L&D. Maintains a clean and safe environment, in accordance to policies/procedures, LEAN concepts/resource management, and regulatory/ compliance agencies. Assists in setting up the OR with supplies and instruments. Arranges supplies and instruments for efficient use during obstetrical procedures. Anticipates future supply and instrument needs of the unit. Prepares and transports instruments to/from CSPD for sterilization. Assists with transport and positioning of patients during all phases of obstetrical care, admission to discharge home. Anticipates the needs of the surgeon when passing instruments, sponges, sutures, etc. during obstetrical surgeries and procedures. Anticipates the needs of the surgical team and assists efficiently within the sterile field as directed by the surgeon. Maintains an accurate count of sponges, needles, and instruments and is jointly responsible with the circulating RN for ensuring counts are complete prior to the procedure and before the incision is closed. Assists with the collection, handling, transport of laboratory specimens, including blood work, cord gases, meconium stools, glucometers, urinalysis and placentas. Performs waived testing quality controls as appropriate. Supports L&D Team during normal vaginal delivery and fetal demise, including setup of room. Functions as an assistant during delivery and provides basic patient care actives such as showering, toileting and infant care post-delivery under the direction of the RN. Performs environmental maintenance duties within the department to facilitate patient care and room turnover including: cleaning stretchers in Triage, stripping dirty LDR room for EVS cleaning, and other similar duties Acts as a relief HUC when assigned, prioritizing/managing intercom requests, telephone calls and customers to/from the department. Performs basic Cerner and HUGs functions such as admitting newborns and transferring patients throughout the department to aid in patient care/flow. Carries team pager and phone. Responds appropriately during patient emergencies not limited to Fire, Precipitous delivery, OB Class I or II, OB Rapid Response/Trauma calls, Code Pinks, Security threats, external disasters and weather alerts. Participates in the orientation and education of all operating room staff, including students and entry level L&D Scrub Techs. Serves as a unit liaison and resource for other ancillary departments including EVS, CSPD, Clinical Engineering, B&G, Lab, Admitting, etc. Engages in handoff to the incoming L&D Scrub Tech. Maintains emergency preparedness of unit. Active team participant for culture of safety. Reports unit problems and discrepancies immediately for problem resolution. Performs various other activities as assigned. Additional duties may include non-clinical duties consistent with meeting the overall needs of the patient and the care team. Engages in unit projects and metrics. Maintains department logs as assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.

III Duties / Responsibilities:

17 Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.

  • Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.

IV Dept/Unit Specific:

Not Applicable

V Working Conditions:

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This section describes the anticipated typical means of accomplishing the essential functions of the job.

  • Should you be unable to accomplish any function, or to perform it in the manner described, you may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Idaho Human Rights Act.

  • Your request for reasonable accommodation should be accompanied by a description of how you propose to perform the essential function.

  • In a typical day, the colleague may sit for 10%, stand for 70%, and walk for 15% of the day; regular bending/stooping (50-75% of work time).

  • Position requires the use of hands for simple and firm grasping and fine manipulating.

  • Position requires high level of mental concentration to attain established deadlines. Working environment includes frequent interruptions.

  • Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals.

  • Working in a surgical environment may result in exposure to blood-borne pathogens, communicable diseases, and hazardous substances. Exposure is limited when established safety procedures and policies are followed.

  • Working weekends and holidays is necessary to meet staffing needs. Work on different shifts may be assigned as necessary to meet staffing needs.

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Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

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