OB/GYN - Surgical Tech/LPN

Rochester General Health System
Batavia, New York
Jun 15, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

The OB Surgical Tech / LPN assists the surgical team by acting as the primary scrub person who handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment during surgical procedures. Maintains constant vigilance for the maintenance of the sterile field. Works under the direct supervision of an RN, provides practical nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Performs treatments and procedures within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act of New York. Updates RN with timely information regarding the status of the patient in compliance with hospital policy and regulatory agency requirements.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: United Memorial Medical Center - North Street


SCHEDULE: Evening/Night


Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent: Graduate from an approved licensed practical school of nursing.

Licensure/Certification: Current LPN license to practice in the State of New York. Annual BLS certification required.

Experience/Skills/Abilities: Successful completion of annual clinical, age and job specific competencies and skill verification tools required. Excellent verbal, written, organizational and critical decision-making skills required. Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal with all levels within the organization and community under varied conditions.


* Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, provides direct and individualized nursing care to assigned patients following established nursing policies and procedures and applied scientific principles. Incorporates age-specific, cultural, spiritual needs of the patient and significant other (s.)
* Assists in the patient assessment care process, by observing, collecting and reporting objective and subjective data regarding patient's medical/surgical history, allergies, and medications, physical and psychological status.
* Reports patient condition changes, signs, and symptoms of deviations from normal to the Registered Nurse promptly, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
* Demonstrates effective documentation and communication skills.

o Supports and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team approach.

o Supports the Shared Governance Concept

* Encourages an environment that optimizes patient and environmental safety and by applicable laws, regulations and compliance effort

o Proactively identifying potential and actual patient safety risks, identifying underlying causes and making the necessary improvements through a systems-based approach.

o Operates and maintains equipment utilizing proper procedures, established policies and reporting of malfunctioning Equipment

o Communicates issues of concern and safety in a timely, appropriate manner

* Checks supplies, instrumentation, and equipment needed for surgical procedures and ensures proper operation
* Opens sterile supplies and sets up the table for surgical procedures.
* Provide a sterile field for surgical procedures. Ensures that the members of the surgical team are properly attired and assists the surgeon with draping the patient to isolate the operative site.
* Assists in the maintenance of the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques and informing the surgeon/surgical team of infractions.
* Passes instruments and supplies to the surgeon.
* Counts sponges and sharps with the RN prior to the surgery and before the incision is closed.
* Cleans and prepares the instruments for sterilization.
* Assists in the maintenance of specialty surgical services.
* Prepares the sterile dressing for the patient's incision.
* Orients medical/nursing students and technicians/LPNs to the unit.
* Assists in the development of unit goals and objectives.
* Stocks rooms, may handle meds, sharps and syringes on the OR field.
* Must maintain at least 15 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) per year.