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OB Tech

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Physical Location

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Posted Date


Schedule Type


Dept. Name

MRC MBC Labor and Delivery

Hours Per Week



Mercy L113 Service Wkrs


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 54080
  • The OB Technologist participates in providing care to patients undergoing surgical intervention in collaboration with other members of the surgical team and under the direction of a registered nurse
  • Participates in services to support patient care and unit function: assists with room set up and turnover, restocking and supply maintenance in patient care areas, including operating rooms in the Birth Center
  • Other tasks as delegated by the RN
  • Stocks supplies in the OR and Labor and Delivery suites, including triage
  • Assists with set up and take down of OB procedures and surgical rooms as needed
  • Maintains equipment in OR, delivery suites, and triage
  • Assures safe, clean OR/procedure environment and participates in room preparation (including triage and labor rooms) and turn-over as needed
  • Transports and picks up of instruments to and from sterile processing
  • Maintains established par levels of sterile instruments, packs and supplies in OR and L and D suites
  • Monitors expiration dates on equipment and supplies on unit
  • Keeps current in hospital regulations and policies
  • Contributes to effective teamwork and coworker relationships
  • Scrubs for all C/S in Labor and Delivery
  • Plans and organizes for surgical procedure needs
  • Preference cards are used and updated to prepare for current and future cases
  • Age appropriate needs are assessed and appropriate interventions identified
  • Preparations for procedure are made in a timely and effective manner
  • All appropriate supplies for procedures are obtained and restocked
  • Follows proper policies and procedures relating to operative/procedural care of patients
  • Follows aseptic technique standards of practice, policies and procedures
  • Maintains and assures correct counts, and pause for cause with every new procedure
  • Maintains an orderly room environment in accordance with department standards
  • Handles specimens per policy/procedure, assures proper labeling by RN of specimens
  • Implements all safety measures for all patients, self and co-workers
  • Maintains competency of required skills and knowledge
  • Performs specialty assignments in accordance with unit objectives


  • High school graduate
  • Completion of Accredited Surgical Technologist Program
  • Completion of an LPN program in addition to completion of the Surgical Technology Program for LPNs in Labor and Delivery if hired prior to 2005



  • New hires are expected to have completed the required clinical experience in an accredited Surgical Technologist Program


  • Possess knowledge of the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques, human anatomy and physiology, use of tools and technologies for OB surgical procedures
  • Strong clinical knowledge base of operating room
  • The ability to establish effective relationships and demonstrate positive teamwork with health care team members, physicians, managers and leaders
  • Demonstrated strong organization skills and time management in OR and on unit


  • Current BLS certification
  • CST certification within 6 months of hire

Work Schedule

  • 20 hours a week
  • Evening and Night rotating shifts (8 hour shifts)
  • Every 3rd weekend rotation (12 hour Night WE shifts)
  • SEIU
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

Surgical Services-Tech&Support