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OB Technician - .9 Day/PM

Req #:  186102
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Position Requirements:
~High School diploma or equivalent.
~CPR Certification
~Certified Nursing Assistant, or 5 years experience as an Nursing Assistant in a hospital setting or
~Previous experience as a surgical technician for at least 1 year.

~Knowledge of basic computer keyboard functions is preferred.
~Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
~Courteous and professional interpersonal skills.
~Demonstrates responsible and ethical behaviors consistent with the Advocate values (Equality, Compassion, Excellence, Partnership, Stewardship).
CPR certification. ~Ability to rotate shifts to provide coverage
~Exposure to various contagious disease, radiation, chemicals, caustic materials, electrical equipment and hazards associated with their use.
~Demands which require walking, standing, bending and lifting throughout the day.
~Ability to lift 50lbs. or more may be required.
~registry rotates shift

Purpose:
To provide quality care to patients in a manner which is patient focused, technically appropriate and cost effective. The OB Tech works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse in accordance with accepted standards of practice, within the guidelines of the Illinois Nursing Practice Act and the Mission and Philosophy of Advocate Healthcare and Trinity Hospital.

The OB Tech works in collaboration with the RN as a partner in the care, treatment and education of patients. The OB Tech recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients of various age groups and provides care in a manner that is age appropriate. The OB Tech strives for patient centered care which assures the patient is treated holistically with dignity and respect.

Provides basic nursing care to patients in a team environment under the direct supervision of the nurse.

Performs as a scrub technician for all surgical procedures performed in the Maternal/Child unit.

Provides clerical support as needed.


Accountabilities:
Performs cleaning tasks.
Processes therapeutic and diagnostic orders.
Ensure accurate maintenance of the patient's medical record.
Computer skills
Provides general patient care duties that are specific to the patient population served, under the direction by the Team Leader
Participates in the Admission/Discharge/Transfer process of all patients under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, or designee
Perform tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient.
Contribute to the patient plan of care through the documentation and/or communication of patient needs, problems and outcomes to other health care providers
Perform tasks related to maintaining the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations.


Addendum:
ADDENDUM TO JOB DESCRIPTIONS RELATED TO PATIENT SAFETY

Report patient safety events and near misses in timely fashion

Adhere to all behavioral and procedural patient safety practices

Promote culture of safety through identifying threats to patient safety and intervening to prevent patient harm

Communicate openly and promote team work

Report intimidating behavior and other threats to patient safety promptly