Labor and Delivery Technician

at University of Utah
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Overview

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Hospitals and Clinics is embarking on a new program to attract and retain qualified employees. The program provides a signing bonus for new hired employees at a 0.50 FTE or greater.

The first installment is paid out upon hire within the first 30 days.
The second installment is paid out after nine (9) months of employment.

In order to qualify:

The applying candidate must be an external candidate.
Must start position before September 30, 2022.
If, at any time during the first nine (9) months of employment, an eligible employee drops below a .50 FTE, all future bonuses are forfeited, regardless of whether or not they later return to an FTE above .50.
If an eligible employee terminates from the organization and is subsequently rehired, they must have been separated from the organization for a period of at least 3 months before becoming eligible once again for the program.

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As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for a variety of important functions on Labor & Delivery and in OB Emergency Services. This position provides assistive care to patients. The certified incumbent facilitates the efficient delivery of patient care, supports the professional role of the licensed staff, and provides support and assistance as directed by licensed staff in rendering basic healthcare to the patient including assisting with surgical procedures in the OR as the first assist to the physician. This position also assists with clerical functions as a multi-skilled auxiliary worker. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures such as recording temperatures, pulse rate, blood pressure and responses to standardized medical history questions.
Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to a licensed staff member.
Performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waved Lab tests as identified by department and reports results to the appropriate personnel. May perform patient phlebotomies in accordance with clinic procedures and physician orders after specialized training.
Performs additional skills such as suture removal, straight catheterization and injections (IM, Subq and intra-dermal).
Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested and assists with procedures.
Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies, stock levels and restock set levels of items and necessary equipment repairs.
Answers telephones, forwards telephone messages and under the direction of licensed staff schedules appointments, procedures and diagnostic tests.
Assist in post-partum hemorrahage situations by obtaining postpartum hemorrhage cart, Quantify blood loss, prepare the OR for an emergency hysterectomy, obtain blood from blood bank, scrub the hysterectomy as the attending physicians first assist.
Assist with all operating room procedures (cesarean sections, tubal ligations, dilation and evacuations, 4th degree lacerations, all multiple birth deliveries, hysterectomy).

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
Demonstrated phlebotomy skills.
Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in the specific clinic's specialty skills within six weeks of hire. Specialty skills may not be performed until after the new hire completed basic competency testing.
Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood, used needles and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.
Ability to withstand the physical demand of being on your feet for long periods of time, of moving and lifting patients and of reaching for and handling equipment.
This position has the authority to identify to operating room staff when there is a break in the sterile field and to take appropriate corrective measures. This requires good interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.
Representative challenges for the incumbent include maintaining a fast/rapid pace as well as working for multiple surgeons and anticipating their individual needs and preferences.
Ability to ensure the proper care, maintenance and coordination of surgical instruments and supplies.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

Completion of a medical assistant program, Certified Nursing Assistant with 1 year healthcare experience, or current certification as an Advanced EMT or Paramedic in the State of Utah.
Completion of in-house surgical technician training.

Licenses Required

Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.
Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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