OB Tech II @ Valley Presbyterian - Van Nuys, CA

OB Tech II

Employment Status:

Full Time (72-80 Hours Per Pay Period)

Job Category:

Allied Health/Clinical


  • Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, the OB Technician assists in patient care with direction from the RN. The OB Technician is responsible for setting up for and scrubbing Cesarean Sections, setting up for vaginal deliveries and other procedures, restocking rooms for delivery or epidural carts after use, and for maintaining equipment and supplies. The OB Tech must perform functions such as answering phones and call lights, greeting visitors, computer order and data entry, assembling of patient charts, and other essential unit secretarial functions.


  • Minimum of recent (1) one year acute hospital experience as a OB Tech or Surgical Technologist

  • Ability to scrub in the L&D OR setting and assist the RN during the recovery of vaginal/cesarean section patients and newborns as required.

  • Must demonstrate technical competence, communication skills and sensitivity for the Antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patient and the newborn.



  • Current Surgical Technologist Certification (CST)

  • Must successfully complete and maintain BLS certification

  • Must successfully complete and maintain LA County Fire Card certification at the time of hire or within the first 30 days of employment

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ( These are the essential job functions for this position. The essential functions of this job include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential function of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others):

  • Assists surgeons, anesthesiologists and registered nurses in the care of patients before, during and after surgery and/or vaginal birth.

  • Scrubs for surgical procedures including but not limited to: cesarean sections and tubal ligations. Attends and assists providers in vaginal deliveries

  • Prepares delivery and/or operating room equipment.

  • Prepares delivery tables while maintaining sterile technique and hands instruments and needed items to the surgeon during delivery and/or surgery.

  • Assists with gowning and gloving.

  • Assists with and will be responsible for the restocking of the operating rooms and sub-sterile areas.

  • Works between all units within Women’s and Children’s Services assisting with basic nursing care to patients. Assists at L&D nursing station and performs clerical and reception duties. Requisitions supplies, equipment, services, stocks patient rooms, and helps assemble delivery tables.
  • Demonstrates proper techniques and body mechanics in lifting, range of motion, and patient transfer while meeting the individual needs of patients and avoiding injury to patients, caregivers, and self.

The following job accountabilities are not unique to this particular job but are common to all jobs at VPH:

  • Complies with VPH policies and procedures on customer satisfaction and service excellence. Demonstrates professionalism and cultural sensitivity in coordinating activities and communicating with all customers, peers, and the community at large. Conducts self in a professional, respectful and courteous manner during all interactions. Works effectively and collaboratively with others toward common goals.

  • Communicates accurately, honestly, supportively and in a timely manner with department and interdepartmental team members. Demonstrates effective business writing and oral communication skills, handwriting is clear and legible.

  • Participates in operational aspects of the department, and maintains/participates in performance improvement activities within the department.

  • Participates in all departmental specific training, Environment of Care (injury/illness prevention, fire safety, hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, utilities management, medical equipment management, safety and security management), infection control (standard precautions, TB Exposure Control Plan, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan).

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and follows safety practices. Understands the importance of safety, including patient safety in the work place. Maintains a safe environment for self and others.

  • Actively participates in the Patient Safety Program, including event reporting. Identifies sentinel events/near misses and responds per defined organization processes. Participates in education activities and process implementation. Demonstrates advocacy for the patient/customer and appropriately acknowledges patients, customers and visitors.

The above statements reflect the essential functions considered necessary to describe the principle content of the job. They are not intended to be a complete statement of all work requirements or duties that may be inherent in the job.


  • Primarily an inside building/office environment, well lighted and ventilated, which may consist of multiple treatment and/or work sites.

  • Fast and continuous work pace with variable workload.

  • Frequent contact with staff and public under a variety of circumstances. Requires ability to communicate clearly (in English) verbally and in writing for effective communication with other staff members, physicians, vendors, community members, patients and patient families, employees and applicants of all socio-economic levels from a diverse cultural and ethnic population.

  • Subject to many interruptions from multiple calls and inquiries and potentially emotional situations involving accidents, injuries, illness and/or death.

  • Handles emergency/crisis situations in accordance with Hospital policy.

  • Answers phones or pages; may carry a beeper/pager, and/or use a two-way radio.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • Potential risk of exposure to hazards from chemicals (toxic and non-toxic), flammable materials, gas or electrical or radiant energy or equipment with/without moving parts.


Key for Physical Demands


66 to 100% of the time


33 to 65% of the time


0 to 32% of the time

Patient Care

  • Continuous standing/walking and occasional/intermittent sitting.

  • Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching between waist and shoulder level to handle/operate medical equipment/devices.

  • Frequent reaching above shoulder level and overhead.

  • Frequent forward bending, twisting, squatting and kneeling; occasional climbing.

  • Occasional repositioning and transferring patients weighing up to 200 pounds between bed, chair, and gurney.

  • Occasional lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Occasional/intermittent pushing of gurneys, wheelchairs, bed and other medical equipment over tiled and carpeted surfaces.

  • Continuous use of near vision to read medical equipment such as monitoring devices and reading documents and computer screens; hearing and verbal communication to interact with patients, co-workers, and other customers.

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