Endoscopy Technician / 40 Hours / Rotating Shift / GI - #19544152

Partners Healthcare System


Date: Apr 7, 2021
City: Newton, MA
Contract type: Full time
Partners Healthcare System

The Endoscopy Technician works under the direction of the Nurse Director / GI Charge Nurse or designee to coordinate the delivery of a variety of patient services. Patient services are both clinical and non-clinical in nature and include direct patient care activities such as assisting physicians and RNs during endoscopy procedures, handling specimens collected and preparing equipment for reprocessing/sterilization.


The Endoscopy Unit provides diagnostic services for the adult population with gastrointestinal problems. The Endoscopy Technician is sensitive to the needs of adults/older adults and their families.


Essential Functions:



  • Assists Physicians and Registered Nurses before, during and after various procedures including, but not limited to: colonoscopies, upper gastrointestinal endoscopies (EDGs), esophageal dilations, percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy etc.

  • Prepares procedure room for case, maintaining clean examination areas by setting up rooms and preparing equipment for reprocessing/sterilization.

  • Responsible for patient safety during electrocautery procedures, ensuring proper patient grounding and proper function of electrocautery equipment.

  • Initiates cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

  • Troubleshoots equipment malfunction, calls for yearly equipment checks, and notifies Lead Tech for assistance

  • Handles the maintenance of all endoscopes. Checks all scopes that will be used for color and clarity, that air and water channels are open, that the control knobs are not too tight or loose, and also completes visual inspection of insertion tube for buckling or bite marks.

  • Responsible for maintaining inventory par levels, restocking endoscopy related supplies in procedure rooms and monitoring expiration dates.

  • Performs other duties/tasks as required or assigned by the RN with validated competency


Must be a High School Graduate


Experience


Knowledge of needs and behaviors of adolescent, adult and older adult patients required.


Must have demonstrated clinical competency in GI as well as strong leadership skills as evidenced by:



  • effective communication

  • ability to problem solve

  • ability to get along well with others

  • ability to confront issues appropriately

  • ability to plan, organize, and direct the activities of others


License, Certificate, and/or Training


CPR certification required


Working knowledge of aseptic techniques helpful


Knowledge and Skills


Ideal candidate will possess good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills


Must be detail oriented


Must be able to work in a fast-paced, hectic environment.


Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written procedures


The ability to handle delicate instrumentation and equipment.


Basic computer proficiency inclusive of ability to access, enter, and complete purchase orders, as well as, interpret computerized data/information


Physical standard of pulling and pushing heavy pieces of equipment and transporting patients required.


Knowledge of needs and behaviors of adolescent, adult and older adult patients required.


Must have demonstrated clinical competency in GI as well as strong leadership skills as evidenced by:



  • effective communication

  • ability to problem solve

  • ability to get along well with others

  • ability to confront issues appropriately

  • ability to motivate others as individuals or as group

  • ability to plan, organize, and direct the activities of others

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