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OB Tech - Birth Place


OB Techs don’t just assist during deliveries. They make a positive difference for mothers, infants, and families every day. OB Techs provide service-oriented patient care with an emphasis on safety and comfort, and assist the delivery team by setting up and breaking down delivery tables, stocking and sorting supplies, passing instruments, and other important tasks.

Our patients face many challenges and stresses, even with a healthy pregnancy. As an OB Tech, you will help the patient with pericare, toileting, transport, and various comfort measures, as well as maintain a clean, healthy environment for deliveries and recovery.

UPMC Horizon is currently hiring a Full Time OB Tech to support the Birth Place at our Shenango Valley (Farrell, PA) location. 

Located at the Shenango Valley hospital campus, our Birth Place offers advanced maternity care in a comfortable, home-like setting, while wireless fetal monitoring allows our laboring patients more freedom to move around and seek comfort measures such as hydrotherapy. Our Services include labor, delivery, and recovery rooms, antepartum/triage rooms, mother-baby unit , level I nursery, level II nursery, couplet care (mothers may have their babies stay with them in their rooms), surgical suite for Caesarean sections, epidural availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week, telemedicine programs with Magee-Womens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (maternal-fetal medicine) and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (neonatology), certified breastfeeding counselors, and a certified car seat technician. Our unit strives to staff according to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) guidelines. To ensure that mothers and their newborn babies are in the hands of world-class experts, our Birth Place nurses have received advanced education at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Our unit is such a great place to work. We help to bring new lives into the world every day! Our team is very dedicated and passionate about the care they provide to our mom’s and babies.

This position will work rotating shifts.

Feel good about your job! Earn great pay and benefits while impacting the lives of families in our region. Apply to be an OB Tech today.

  • Maintain a safe environment by working with the registered nurse to count sponges, instruments and needles.
  • Maintains accurate communication with staff, physicians, patients and visitors.
  • Update knowledge of surgical procedures and sterilization processes by continually seeking staff assistance and instruction with unfamiliar equipment and instrumentation.
  • Assist with deliveries: delivery table set up and break down and removal (once count is complete).
  • Escort/transfer patients to and from testing, unit to unit and discharge.
  • Assuring adequate supplies are ordered, stacked and sorted appropriately.
  • Immediate assistance to patient with delivery: pericare, ice pack, clean gown, general area cleanup.
  • Assist with patient care: i.e., toileting, pericare, linen changes and oral care.
  • Perform the technical aspect in the care of a patient to maintain surgical asepsis.
  • Assist with maintaining environment, emptying trash in patient rooms and nurse's station, emptying linen in patient rooms/nursery once 1/2 full.
  • Participate in regular department and hospital in-service education programs.
  • Assisting provider with instrumentation, retracting, etc.
  • Follow mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious even that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Once competence obtained in adult & neonatal Phlebotomy, ability to obtain specimens and label at bedside.
  • Once competence obtained may assist with bathing and feed of newborns.


1 year of recent experience in direct patient care.
Successful completion of an in-house Surgical Scrub Assistant Program.
Analytical ability necessary to recognize irregular occurrences, discern emergency situations and respond accordingly.Interpersonal skill necessary to effectively interact with hospital staff and work cooperatively within the framework of the surgical team.
Psychomotor skills necessary to assist with surgical procedures.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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