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OB Tech II

Company: Tri-City Medical Center
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community's needs.

Position Summary:

The staff Obstetric Technician (OB Tech) at Tri-City Medical Center (TCMC) is a paraprofessional caregiver within Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Services.

Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
  • The responsibilities of the OB Tech include preparing the Obstetric Operating Room (OBOR), assisting the surgeon in a scrub role for Surgical Procedures eg. Cesarean Sections, Tubal Ligations, Cerclage, Hysterectomy, and D&C.
  • The OB Tech is able to function as an assistant to the surgeon when necessary until another physician is available.
  • Maintains knowledge of location of supplies and is responsible for inspection/cleaning of all vaginal and surgical instruments ensuring proper sterilization and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for ordering instruments as necessary to maintain quality control.
  • Is responsible for updating and maintaining physician preference cards and sutures for vaginal and surgical purposes.
  • Is responsible for set-up and clean-up of surgical suites (OB OR's) and Labor & Delivery rooms including restocking of supplies and maintaining safety equipment.
  • Maintains utility and equipment areas including but not limited to warmers, autoclaves, patient care areas.
  • Assists with vaginal deliveries by setting up delivery tables, assisting the RN and OB as directed.
  • Is responsible for taking blood draws and specimens to lab and preparing lab draw kits for admissions.
  • Assists with transfer of patients/transporting from ED to L&D.
  • Is responsible for basic patient care including vital signs both adult and infant, pericare, linen changes, and assisting mothers as directed by the RN.
  • Assists pediatricians with circumcisions including room set-up, verification of consents and clean-up.
  • Assists with the delivery of care for the patients experiencing the birth of a child under the direct supervision of the RN and is aware and sensitive to the patients' rights as identified within the institution.


  • 3-5 year experience at a high census (200-300 deliveries per month) L&D setting including surgical expertise, required.
  • Experience in training/orienting new staff to L&D area


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of OR Tech training program, preferred.


  • National Certification as Surgical Tech and/or Sterile Processing Tech desirable.
  • Current BLS certification, required upon hire; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Keywords: Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside , OB Tech II, Other , Oceanside, California

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