Endoscopy Technician

POSITION SUMMARY: Supports Physician and nursing staff to provide individualized and specialized care to patients in the endoscopy area. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Licensure and Certification:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must maintain BLS certification

Experience: Previous endoscopy experience preferred

Physical:

  • Must be able to Sit, stand, and walk continually
  • Frequently bend, climb, reach overhead, carry/push or pull up to 25 pounds, grasping/squeezing
  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to speak and hear normal auditory levels

Mental:

  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population professionally
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within Bend Surgery Center and external customers, clients and potential employees

Language skills: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English.  Ability to successfully write business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information, respond to questions, and professionally interact with managers, employees, physicians, vendors, and the general public.

Mathematical skills: Basic Math skills required

Job Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to implement principles of aseptic and sterile technique
  • Knowledge of endoscopy equipment use and care
  • Knowledge of endoscopy procedures and basics of care to include anesthesia and potential complications
  • Recognition of signs and symptoms of emergency situations and interventions

JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Is directly responsible to the Endoscopy Nurse Manager.  Does not supervise any employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in preparing patient for designated procedure
  • Assists physician during endoscopy procedure
  • Handles patient specimens per policy
  • Accurately completes laboratory slips and culture/pathology slips
  • Reports observed changes in patient condition to nurse or physician
  • Restocks supplies as appropriate for the next procedure or end of day
  • Works collaboratively with the healthcare team to prepare the endoscopy suite according to requirements of patient, physician, and procedure
  • Follows manufacturer’s instructions for use for all steps of cleaning, high level disinfection or sterilization of instruments and/or equipment
  • Terminal cleaning as assigned
  • Assists with maintaining adequate inventory of supplies
  • Proactively participates in QAPI and Safety Programs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Complies with center policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates an attitude that is caring, respectful, sensitive, tactful, compassionate, empathetic, and tolerant
  • Provides a safe environment for the patient
  • Communicates safety concerns appropriately following Chain of Command
  • Documents patient care records and other forms accurately, legibly and in a timely manner
  • Promotes patient and physician satisfaction
  • Practices aseptic techniques and sterile processes as appropriate to the endoscopy suite
  • Wears appropriate Personal Protected Equipment (PPE)
  • Observes universal precautions
  • Follows all rules and regulations for PHI and HIPAA protections of patient information
  • Follows all policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, attendance, timeliness, and safeguarding confidential information
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Attends all required education

ESSENTIAL VALUES, CODES OF CONDUCT

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Strong ethical and moral character references
  • Attitude that is caring, respectful, sensitive, tactful, compassionate, empathetic, and tolerant
  • Exhibits mental alertness for quality decision making and exercising good judgment
  • Works well with others – a team player
  • Must show initiative for self-development
  • Must be able to accept directions and constructive criticism

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Days and hours of work vary to meet patient or center needs
  • The Center is a well-lit, ventilated and climate controlled environment. The Center may require decreased lighting to meet patient care needs or procedure requirements, such as laser rooms and some OR/Procedure rooms
  • Ability to work with medical and office equipment, some of which will have moving parts
  • Noise level is usually quiet to moderate
  • May have exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids and materials or toxic chemicals and cleaning solutions
  • Procedure rooms are often small, and due to equipment may have little room to work around and may necessitate reaching, pulling, pushing
  • Work in close proximity to patients and co-workers

Starting base wage range is $20.00-$26.81 DOE.  Excellent benefit package including over 5 weeks of PTO. To apply send cover letter and resume to jobs@bendsurgery.com.  Include subject Endoscopy Technician.  Position open until filled

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