The Labor & Delivery Unit is a 12 unit labor suite with three operating rooms that function both as a delivery suite for high risk deliveries as well as surgical suite for a variety of obstetric surgical cases including: cesarean sections, tubal ligations, cerclage placements and other outpatient procedures. Additionally, we will soon be performing fetal surgery which will utilize laparoscopy, cystoscopy and other minimally invasive procedures.
We provide patient care for our most complex and fragile patients as well as to patients who prefer low intervention birth. We have a robust midwifery practice that also promotes underwater birth. OHSU also has a specialized program coordinated by our maternal fetal medicine providers, neonatologist, pediatric surgeons and specialty care coordinators who help coordinate care so our families have all the cutting edge care at their fingertips. It is truly an exciting place to work
The ST performs the delegated duties that ensure that the OR environment is safe, that equipment is cleaned and functions appropriately, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. The ST possesses expertise in the application of sterile and aseptic technique; he/she combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to safely facilitate invasive and/or diagnostic procedures. The ST has the ability to manage stressful/unusual situations in a positive manner, and embraces the OHSU Core Competencies (Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, Service Orientation, Teamwork) into his/her practice.
Surgical Technologists (ST) are an integral part of the team providing surgical care to patients. Surgical Technologists function in the role of scrub person. Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of the surgeon and the R.N. to ensure that the O.R. environment is safe, equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Must possess expertise in the theory and application of surgical technique, human anatomy, and surgical procedures, implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate safe care of the patient during invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The surgical technologist role requires extended periods of standing, lifting heavy instrumentation, and potential exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens.
The ST also maintains the unit by stocking delivery rooms, maintaining surgical equipment, managing inventory and additional duties as delegated.
ST's on the L&D unit may also be required to do the following: take and record vital signs; newborn weight measurement; phlebotomy; help with transportation and other duties delegated by a registered nurse.
Orientation: 2-4 weeks
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