Maternal & Child Health Technician, Labor and Delivery Days
- Job Title
- Maternal & Child Health Technician, Labor and Delivery Days
- Job ID
- Washington, DC 20060
- Other Location
Maternal & Child Health Technician: Full-Time -07:30 am to 8 pm, with every other weekend required
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Maternal & Child Health Technician for Labor & Delivery who will embrace our rich and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Under the direction of the RN, performs the following nursing care activities according to established guidelines: surgical preparations; assisting patients to the bathroom and/or out of bed; Foley catheter insertion or discontinuation, measuring and recording of intake and output and vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, height, blood pressure, pain) in a timely manner in the electronic medical record (EMR) and communicates findings as appropriate to RN; applying non-sterile dressings; obtaining specimens; blood draws, finger sticks, inserts intravenous lines/saline locks, performs PKU’s, CCHD (critical congenital heart disease) and hearing screenings, ambulating, turning, positioning and transporting patients; providing mouth care and exercise to patients.
- Records observations of the patient’s condition, the care provided, and the patient’s responses. Reports to the Team Leader or Charge Nurse all observed changes and/or abnormalities in the condition of patients to whom assigned.
- Observes, documents, and monitors vital signs. Measures and records intake (fluid/food) and output (bodily functions/bodily drainage). • Collaborates with the Unit Secretary to ensure appropriate recording of labor statistics.
- Practice appropriate infection control procedures, and maintains a safe, clean, comfortable aseptic environment; include cleaning equipment (including isolettes, bassinets, and warmers) used in patient care, stocking rooms, and supply carts /cabinets, checking for and removing expired supplies. Performs personal hygiene activities for the patients to include peri-care, grooming, bed making, cleaning, and tidying bedside stand and over-bed table.
- Collects specimens, including venipuncture, properly labels all specimens, and assists nursing staff with proper requisitioning.
- Feeds patients including transitional and normal newborn babies (excluding special feeding situations); serves meals, snacks, fresh ice, and water.
- Assists in the admission and discharge of patients, including but not limited to patient orientation to the room and the unit; preparation of units, patient rooms, and beds; processing patient valuables; stocking the patient’s room.
- Responds to the patient’s requests (including call bells) and direct as necessary to the nurse.
- Performs a variety of transport/delivery activities related to the care of patients when such service is not available. Transports patient care equipment from one area to another, including assisting with the placement and assembling of such equipment.
- Checks unit equipment and reports malfunctioning and assists in maintaining adequate levels of supplies/equipment. Collaborates with the Unit Secretary to ensure the ordering of materials and supplies.
- Prepares patients, supplies, and equipment for labor and delivery of surgical cases and procedures (i.e. circumcisions) in postpartum, neonatal ICU, and nursery in a timely manner. Transport and collect instruments from sterile processing, clean and package instruments, and reset rooms after use, ensuring sterility and availability of instruments and packages.
- Controls traffic flow in labor and delivery sterile areas and observes persons entering labor and delivery surgical areas for proper attire.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered all-inclusive.
- Knowledge of proficiency in providing direct patient care.
- Ability to use patient care equipment safely and effectively; for example, pulse oximeter, dinamapp, sequential compression device, glucose monitor, hearing screening machines, etc.
- Ability to document direct patient care on appropriate forms.
- Basic knowledge of fundamentals of anatomy, sterilization procedures, aseptic techniques, medical terminology, and care of instruments in the obstetrical service.
- Maintain knowledge of obstetrics instruments and surgical supplies.
- Ability to adhere to strict policies and procedures involving safety hazards and the handling of materials according to the Hospital’s policies and procedures.
- Exceptional customer service skills are essential.
- Competence in Baby-Friendly USA practices and demonstrate the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively implement the care practices included in the infant feeding policy.
- Assists during the following obstetrical surgical procedures: cesarean section, Dilation & Curettage (D&C), tubal ligation, and cerclage placement and removal.
- High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
- 2+ years of experience as a Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, and/or Scrub Technician experience in an acute care patient setting.
- Successful completion of a hospital- or school-based training program for Operating Room Technician (ORT) or Labor and Delivery Scrub Technician.
- Completion of an approved phlebotomy course is preferred.
- Current American Heart Association BLS certificate
- Current certification as CNA, EMT, or PCT in the District of Columbia, or a Nursing Student (RN Program) with completion of at least one year of clinical rotation.
At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
- Work-life balance
- Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
- Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, and sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
- 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent children
Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.
- Required Skills
• High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
• 2+ years of experience as Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant and/or Scrub Technician experience in an acute care patient setting.
• Successful completion of a hospital- or school-based training program for Operating Room Technician (ORT) or Labor and Delivery Scrub Technician.
• Current American Heart Association BLS certificate