Travel OB Tech Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel OB Tech
OB techs are integral professionals in labor and delivery units across the country. The job is multifaceted, demanding a blend of technical skills, compassion, and readiness to contribute to a safe and positive childbirth experience. Traveling as an OB tech has its perks like high pay and great benefits. You also get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, and explore new cities and spaces.
What is a traveling OB tech?
An obstetric technician, commonly known as an OB tech, plays a crucial role in the labor and delivery settings within healthcare facilities. They work hand-in-hand with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, assisting during the birthing process. An OB certified surgical tech is responsible for monitoring vital signs of patients, documenting procedures, reporting any changes in the patient’s condition, and providing basic patient care such as comfort measures during labor. After childbirth, OB techs assist with patient recovery and newborn care, and often play a role in educating and supporting patients and their families about the stages of childbirth.
Typical OB Tech Responsibilities:
- Provide assistance during labor and delivery
- Work closely with the OB GYN, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in preparing delivery rooms, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are readily available
- Sterilize and prepare surgical instruments in the operating room according to the healthcare facility's procedures, ensuring a sterile environment is maintained at all times
- Provide basic patient care, such as monitoring vital signs and assisting with comfort measures during labor
- Assist in maintaining accurate medical records, documenting procedures, and reporting any changes in the patient's condition to the healthcare team
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel OB Techs
Competitive payTravel techs are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can find the most competitive pay packages, plus you can see your weekly pay rate before you even apply.
Per diemTravel nursing and tech professionals qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, tech. Get your state licenses and travel requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.
Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel healthcare tech is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the travel nurse industry and world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to are easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your dedicated recruiter and contact the facility to ensure that you have all the job details and relevant credentials required before your hiring and start date.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
How can I become a travel OB tech?
The first step is to enroll in and complete a surgical technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). These medical surgical tech programs, which often lead to a diploma, certificate, or associate's degree, provide a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and patient care. After completing your accredited scrub technologist program, you can pursue certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). While this certification is not always required, it may make you more competitive in the job market.
It is recommended that you work 12-18 months as an OB tech before applying for travel jobs.
Where are OB tech travel jobs available?
OB tech jobs are available in a variety of healthcare settings where childbirth assistance is required, which means the field offers great job security. This includes hospitals, especially within labor and delivery departments, birthing centers, and maternity clinics. You can also find positions in private obstetrician and gynecologist offices.
What's the average salary for OB tech travel jobs?
The average salary for an obstetric tech jobs can vary depending on factors such as geographic location, years of experience, the employer, and the type of healthcare facility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for surgical technologists, a category that includes OB techs, was approximately $48,300.
Do travel tech jobs offer benefits?
Fusion offers equal employment opportunity and exceptional benefits including three Medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If traveling to the state of Hawaii for OB tech travel jobs, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for travel nursing or allied positions.
Will taking travel tech jobs help my career?
Working as a travel tech is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional practices and diverse patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly. Search the Fusion Medical Staffing website where you have access new tech jobs posted each week.