Endoscopy Technician

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Staff Nurse provides direct patient care to the endoscopy patient. Assists the endoscopy team with/by positioning patients assisting endoscopy team with procedures preparing and cleaning instruments and restocking of room and cart supplies.

 

Responsibilities:
Assists the Staff Nurse with all aspects of the nursing process including but not limited to assisting with collection of baseline and ongoing assessment data following the nursing management plan and monitoring the patient response to nursing interventions.



Prepares Endoscopy room in a timely manner with all anticipated supplies instruments and equipment.



Assists with endoscopy procedures; anticipates physician needs passes instruments removes polyps obtains biopsies and assists with cautery equipment.



Maintains strict aseptic technique and a safe environment for patients and staff.



Checks all equipment and instruments for proper functioning prior to each procedure.



Demonstrates competence in care of specimens; follows procedure for care and handling of specimens.



Sets up cleaning room to perform activities. According to established instructions and aseptic techniques cleans and disinfects endoscopes and accessories. Performs basic maintenance of

equipment troubleshooting minor problems as appropriate referring more complex repairs to the appropriate internal/external sources.



Tests disinfecting solutions daily to ensure effectiveness; adds or changes solutions as necessary

Assists in positioning of patients according to department procedure.



Cleans and prepares room between cases and after the last case; restocks as needed. Cleans and prepares instruments and equipment for sterilization. Maintains cleanliness of work area including ensuring refrigerator is maintained clean and free from spills.



Assists in the transport of patients to and from Endoscopy.



Performs designated treatments under supervision according to Nursing Department policy and procedure.



Assists in the overall function of the Endoscopy unit under the direction of the Staff Nurse.



Ability to perform responsibilities in emergency/code situations including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).



Prepares and maintains records and reports related to activities including equipment sent for repair and sterilization; solution testing/changing etc.



Participates in hospital/department quality improvement activities.



Maintains patient confidentiality.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High school diploma or equivalent. Current certification in Basic Life Support required. Current RI registration as a Certified Nursing Assistant or experience as an Endoscopy Surgical or other relevant technical role preferred. Completion of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Inc. (SGNA) Program also preferred.



Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and sensitivity to cultural diversity in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

Six months� related experience in an outpatient procedural setting preferred.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Healthcare environment such as acute care hospitals physicians� offices and ancillary healthcare enterprises. Any hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Part Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union