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Surgical Technician - Labor & Delivery


Position Summary

The Surgical Technician demonstrates through clinical practice a clear understanding of sterile technique and has a working knowledge of the specialized instrumentation and equipment required for a variety of special procedures.


Variable Full-Time(3/12hrs shift) / Nights

Labor and Delivery Unit

The function of Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies (WPHWB) Labor and Delivery Unit is based on the primary care model principles. As a Level III Perinatal Center, comprehensive patient centered obstetrical nursing care is provided for both low and high-risk families during the antenatal, labor and delivery and immediate postpartum periods. The Labor and Delivery Unit (L & D) is composed of twenty eight (28) Labor and Delivery Rooms (LDRs) that provide the expectant family with the opportunity to remain together as a unit during labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum period.

Labor and Delivery provides care for:
− Mothers in active labor with expected delivery, with or without epidurals
− Inductions of labor
− Immediate postpartum recovery
− Immediate newborn care post delivery
− Complications of pregnancy requiring inpatient and outpatient evaluation
− Emotional and physical care for patients requiring medical termination of pregnancy post-fetal
− 24-hour Anesthesia service that is available for pain management in labor and anesthesia
management during cesarean birth.

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Located on the downtown Orlando campus, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opened in 2006, providing programs and services focused on the unique needs of women and newborns. Specialized care covers all facets of women's health, from comprehensive gynecological services and minimally invasive surgeries to obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies and births. The hospital is “Magnet” recognized for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care and is certified in perinatal care by The Joint Commission. Welcoming nearly 14,000 babies each year, the hospital's 350 beds include 142 neonatal intensive care beds, making it one of the largest neonatal intensive care units under one roof in the country. As a sister hospital with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer for Children, the hospital was included in the 2021-22 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings by U.S. News & World Report, recognized for expertise in Neonatology, and, together with Orlando Health ORMC, was included in the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2021.


High school graduate or equivalent.
Successful completion of:

  • Surgical Technology training program; or
  • U. S. Military Medical Core Training; or
  • Completion of an equivalent on-the-job training program


National certification as Surgical Technologist from one of the following is required:

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (www.nbstsa.org) – renewed every 4 years; or
  • Tech in Surgery - Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) (www.ncctinc.com) – renewed annually.
  • Maintains current BLS/HealthCare Provider certification.

One (1) year surg tech experience.