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Northwell Health Labor & Delivery Tech - Cert in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 002RAU

Job Description

Functions as Scrub Assistant. Sets up tables and prepares room for obstetric procedures. Ensures sufficient sterile supplies and instruments on the Unit. Performs transport duties.

Responsibilities Include:

  • General Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a Scrub Assistant under the Supervision of an RN.- Sets-up operating room tray, arranging instruments, sponges, sutures, and dressings.- Assists surgical team during surgery by passing instruments, sponges, and dressings.

  • Participates as a member of the nursing team. Assists RN's in the orientation of new staff to scrub position.

  • Reports pertinent events during the course of the shift's activity (i.e., equipment, supplies.)

  • Performs as an interdepartmental messenger, as needed.

  • Answers phones and transports patients by wheelchair and stretcher.

  • Delivery Room Assignments:

  • Appropriately utilizes aseptic techniques. Identifies and observes breaks in aseptic technique and reports to RN. Surgically scrubs for OBS and GYN procedures.

  • Sets-up tables and prepares room for OBS procedures in LDR's and delivery rooms.

  • Prepares patient for delivery in LDR's.

  • Cleans instruments and equipment to be returned to CSR for sterilizing. (As needed, wraps and label instruments before sterilization.) Check all sterile equipment for expiration dates.

  • Ensures sufficient sterile supplies and instruments on the unit to meet the needs of the shift.

  • Transports stillborn to the morgue, as required.

  • Strips patients' beds and prepares beds, stretchers and delivery tables for new admissions. Make beds stretchers and delivery tables, as needed by shift.

  • Patient Care Assignments:

  • Receives patient report and assignment from RN in charge.

  • Makes rounds on assigned post partum patients.

  • Ensures patient's environment is safe and clean.

  • Answers call lights for post partum patients, as necessary.

  • Offers oral hygiene to patients, clears overbed tables and prepares patients for meals.

  • Takes temperatures, as directed.

  • Prepares patient for transport, when needed.

  • For bed bound patients; bed pan, turn and position when necessary.

  • Make rounds to assure all patients are clean and dry.

  • Place utensils and supplies in bedside stands, as needed. (i.e., discharged patients and transfers.)

  • For new admissions; orients patient, assists patient to undress, obtains specimens, and takes temperature, pulse, resp, weight and height.

  • Assists with examinations and procedures, as necessary.

  • Administers enemas, perform abdominal and perineal shave, as directed.

  • Assists with output measurements.

  • Assists patients with personal hygiene; administers pericare.

  • Provides baby care, as needed.

  • Identifies and observes changes in patient status and reports to RN.

  • Performs point of care blood glucose testing.

  • Provides customer service for patients' families and visitors.

  • Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Stocks labor and Delivery area daily, as directed.

  • Supplies admitting rooms with OB Admission Packs and other needed supplies (monitor paper, belts, speculums, etc.).

  • Makes unoccupied beds and stretchers and assures that there is a pillow for each bed.

  • Maintains non-patient areas in neat and orderly condition.

  • Assures rolling equipment is clean.

  • Reports missing or damaged equipment. Report shortages to RNs.

  • Defrosts and cleans refrigerators.

  • Cleans closet, drawers and equipment.

  • Cleans infant transporter after each patient use.

  • Performs related duties, as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Associate's Degree in Operating Room Technology, preferred.

  • Completion of an accredited Operating Room Technician Training Program, required.

  • Successful completion from a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technologist, and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist (CST) credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), required.

A person may be employed or contracted with to practice surgical technology during the 12-month period immediately following successful completion of a surgical technology program, but may not continue to be employed beyond that period without documentation that the employee holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential required.

Must be and remain in good standing with NYS regulations, required.