Kaiser Permanente Obstetrical Technician in Honolulu, Hawaii

Under direct supervision, performs variety of duties to assist nursing and surgical team with obstetric procedural cases in manner consistent with quality patient care and operative technique; maintains aseptic technique as appropriate for requested task; prepares surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies; performs scrub duties for variety of obstetric operative procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Takes and records vital signs in patient chart (e.g., temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight)

  • Assists in collection, labeling and proper disposal of specimens as directed by standard procedure

  • Assists with patient transport and positioning as directed

  • Takes messages; runs errands; answers patient call lights and notifies nurse as directed

  • Provides and removes bedpans; measures and records output as directed

  • Provides perineal care (e.g. cleaning) as directed

  • Tests collected urine specimens for sugar, ketones and albumin

  • Assists with labeling and transport of drawn lab work and collected specimens per established protocol

  • Prepares self and immediate area for surgical procedure; ensures cleanliness and orderliness of the operating room area

  • Inspects equipment and supplies prior to use to ensure availability and readiness, according to surgeon's preference

  • Performs surgical preps as indicated per protocol for specific procedure. assists with medication identification and labeling at sterile field under oversight of nurse

  • Observes and reports use of instruments, sponges, and needles on operative field to surgeon or surgical team; inventories other supplies and instruments throughout surgery; verifies correctness of supply and needle count prior to closure of procedure; documents count on operative record

  • Assists surgeon by performing variety of tasks (e.g., draping patients, holding retractors, passing instruments, applying surgical dressings, suctioning and sponging surgical wounds, holding extremities, moving patients) as directed

  • Counts instruments, needles and sponges with registered nurse according to procedure

  • Decontaminates equipment, instruments and supplies as necessary; assists in cleaning rooms, furniture and equipment according to established procedures

  • Additional essential functions as listed in the complete job description

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology training program

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification

  • Demonstrated work knowledge of surgical instrumentation, infection control, sterilization and decontamination equipment and techniques

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, decision making, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, system thinking, teamwork, initiative, detail-orientation and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three months of labor and delivery experience

  • Post high school or training coursework

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST)


TITLE: Obstetrical Technician

LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.