OB Surgical Tech - Certified:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Durango Colorado

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating  from The LeapFrog Group,  Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology  with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing.  Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite.  Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at: http://www.mercydurango.org/

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 124599

Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams - [email protected]

Clinic/Department: 6052 MRMC FAMILY BIRTH CENTER 


Schedule: Per Request Needed

Shift: Variable

Position Summary

Assists in smooth daily operations of the Labor & Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum unit. Assists with vaginal deliveries under the direction of a Registered Nurse and provider and within scope of practice. Functions as a Scrub Tech for surgical procedures. Maintains supplies and equipment on the unit. Assists with maintenance of Point of Care Testing and High Level Disinfection equipment. Performs clerical and business support tasks as assigned. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School graduate or GED

  • Completion of a Surgical Tech program

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • One-year patient care experience preferred

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Basic computer skills


  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

  • Current Colorado Surgical Technologist Registration for associates working in Colorado

  • Certification in Surgical Technology from the National Board Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) or

  • Certification as a Tech in Surgery from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Assists with safe and appropriate delegated patient care tasks which are directly supervised by a Registered Nurse and provider. *

  • Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving daily patient and family goals. *

  • Functions as a Scrub Tech for surgical procedures. Demonstrates appropriate skill to scrub a variety of cases. *

  • Verifies surgical procedure with circulator, provider and other team members. *

  • Sets up sterile table with instruments, supplies, equipment, and medications/solutions needed for procedure. *

  • Prepares solutions used during surgical cases. Follows regulatory standards related to surgical procedures. *

  • Prepare back table and mayo stand anticipating needs of the surgeon and through the use of the surgeon’s preference card. *

  • Provides supplies or equipment upon request for the provider, nurses and/or anesthesia provider. *

  • Effectively communicates with provider and nursing staff, anticipating possible problems or complications that could arise. *

  • Adjusts quickly and prepares for emergency, emergent cases, staffing and patient volumes that change work flow. Maintains efficiency under stress and with irregular working hours. *

  • Assist with draping sterile field; drapes and covers procedure and instrument tables. *

  • Performs appropriate counts with circulator prior to the operation, before incision is closed and as needed. *

  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique during procedure by checking package integrity, indicators and opening procedures. *

  • Prepares and sterilizes supplies and equipment used in procedures. Disposes of sharps/contaminated materials appropriately. *

  • Reviews and replaces supplies in the surgical case following a procedure. *

  • Assists with terminal cleaning of operating room. Puts equipment, supplies and instruments away as required. Assists in prepping room for the next patient. *

  • Holds retractors or instruments, sponges or suctions operative site, applies electrocautery to clamps on bleeders, cuts suture material, connects drains to suction apparatus and applies dressings to a wound. *

  • Demonstrates understanding of hemostatic products. *

  • Uses aseptic technique in application of dressings. *

  • Collects specimens as directed by RN. Assures proper handling of specimens from deliveries and surgical procedures. *

  • Assists with maintenance of Point of Care Testing equipment and performs control tests. *

  • Assists with maintenance of High Level Disinfection equipment and follows policy and procedures to assure safe practice. *

  • Responds to patient’s call lights promptly and notifies appropriate personnel of patient’s needs. *

  • Gives accurate report to oncoming shift. May perform documentation including vital signs, input/output, nutritional intake, and other patient care performed. *

  • Assembles admission chart packets and forms. Retrieves up to date records as needed and duplicates and releases patient records per policy. *

  • Assists with greeting and overseeing the flow of visitors on the unit. *

  • Performs other clerical and business support tasks, as assigned. *

  • Greets, directs, informs, and schedules patients via phone or in person; ensures completion and communication of all patient intake information. *

  • Ensures that work environment, equipment/supplies are clean, functioning properly and orderly throughout the workday. *

  • Responsible for acquiring, maintaining and stocking supplies and equipment. *

  • Cleans and transports instruments to sterile processing department. *

  • Maintains ready rooms for laboring patients including suction, oxygen, warmer, EFM monitors, delivery carts, crib supplies and other necessary equipment and supplies. *

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *

  • Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice. *

  • Assists in training other OB Techs, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 


Basic Qualifications