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Providence Unit Secretary/OB Technician 12 in Mission Hills, California


Providence is calling a Unit Secretary/OB Technician 12 (Full-Time/Night Shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

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We are seeking a Unit Secretary/OB Technician 12 who will prepare OR/LDR for surgery/delivery using appropriate techniques. Provide technical service and assists in OR/LDR as assigned or directed; provides personal care assistance to patients under supervision. Provide patient care over 50% of the time. Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age specific patient population (e.g. infants, adolescents, adults,) and participates in related continuing education. Attend nursing station; requisitions and maintains supplies, equipment, and services as directed. The position reports to the Nurse Manager.

In this position you will:

  • Prepare rooms with appropriate instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment.

  • Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies.

  • Assist the surgical team during operative procedures.

  • Open sterile supplies and sets up for procedures.

  • Maintain aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.

  • Clean and prepare rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning. Monitors and restocks room supplies.

  • Drape patients for surgical and obstetrical procedures.

  • Obtain and document patient vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respirations, pulse, intake and output.

  • Under direction of the Registered Nurse, provides assistance to patients with activities of daily living (perineal care, bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and transportation) and performs clipping prior to surgical procedure.

  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information.

  • Requisitions supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair services, and prepares related forms. Keeps stock and equipment inventories. Maintains temperature logs on refrigerators and warmers. Maintains temperature and humidity logs for operating and delivery rooms.

  • Attend nursing station and answers the telephone and call lights.

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings.

  • Attend meetings as required.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).

  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Completion of Surgical Technologist training OR Experience as OR Tech, Nursing Assistant.

  • Experience as OB Tech.

About the hospital You will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-ned patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Surgical Techs

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 280350