Obstetric Technician, Obstetrics Gyne Unit, St Joseph Hospital, Chicago

Requisition ID: 49667

Location: Presence St Joseph Chicago

Location Address:
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL  60657 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Night



The Obstetric Technician (OB) Technician is responsible for collaborating with the Registered Nurse as a partner in care, treatment and education of patients.  Provides basic nursing care to patients in a team environment under the direct supervision of the nurse, performs as a surgical technician for all surgical procedures performed in the Mother/Baby unit, and provides clerical support.



  1. Provides direct patient care as assigned by registered nurse.  Observes patients while performing delegated tasks and reports any changes in patient's condition. Performs routine procedures (i.e. vital signs, I&Os, weights).
  2. Assists the surgical team in the Operating Room by performing scrub responsibilities. Demonstrates knowledge of instrument processing and prepares instrument trays for sterilization. 
  3. Assists in enforcing the use of aseptic and sterile technique by all team members.
  4. Assists in room preparation for vaginal and surgical deliveries. Assists physician and nurse at vaginal deliveries.
  5. Maintains all rooms with supplies and placing orders as stock needs to be replaced, keeps all rooms clean and neat, and monitors the expiration dates of supplies.
  6. Assists with obtaining specimens, identifying and labeling specimens, and transporting specimens according to procedures.
  7. Transports patients with in the unit and off the unit. 
  8. Assists the staff in unit receptionist duties; answering phone calls, monitoring unit access, entering data into the computer, etc.
  9. Supports the patient/family and staff in the care of patients who may be experiencing a difficult delivery or fetal death.   


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience                                                              

High School diploma or GED required.


Computer Skills                                                          

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Surgical Technician required.



Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Presence Health Network
Full time
Chicago, Illinois 60657, US