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CommonSpirit Health OB Technician in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities.


Minimum 36 hour requirement for every 6 weeks with 24 of those hours on the weekend.


  • Assists in the admission, discharge, and transfer process as directed by the RN. Takes patient age, physical abilities, and/or developmental needs into account when communicating patient needs.

  • Sets up tables, instruments, and supplies required for cesarean sections, vaginal deliveries, and circumcisions. Maintains sterile technique.

  • Responds to patient calls, anticipates patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort through regular rounds, environmental maintenance and other appropriate safety measures. Bases care on patients’ age, physical abilities, and/or developmental needs into account when communicating patient needs.

  • Maintains appropriate stock and equipment inventories in the department and patient rooms and appropriately charges/credits them.

  • Assists in the preparation and draping of patient and operative area. Prepares, passes, and maintains a correct count of instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies utilized during the operative procedure.

  • Maintains surgical instruments by insuring proper washing, packaging, sterilization, and storage on unit.

  • Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in unit meetings, inservice programs, continuing education, programs and fulfills yearly requirements as stated by policy. Assists in the orientation of new staff and participates in unit Quality Improvement activities.

  • Complies with internal and external regulations, policies, and procedures. Participates in achieving nursing division goals and supports the Shared Governance structure.



Required: BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Preferred: High School Graduate or Equivalent. Completion of Surgical Tech Program or Nurse Assistant training, or Current Student in Nursing School program, or equivalent experience.


Preferred: Six months previous experience in OR/L&D or six months experience in an acute care hospital or skilled care facility in the acute care area.

Preferred: Certification as a Surgical Technologist.


Knowledge of instruments and their use; instrument sterilization techniques. Ability to take vital signs of mother and fetal heart tones. Ability to provide comfort to patient. Good oral and written communications skills. Job requires continuous reading skills, verbal communication skills, and written communication skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-125759

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Labor And Delivery Services

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs

Shift Varied

Standard Hours Must be able to work varying days of the week, rotating day shift and night shift

Work Schedule 12 Hour