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Endoscopy Technician - Endo/GI Center
Date Posted: 03/28/2023
Requisition Number: 3663
Location: CHA Somerville Campus
Work Days: Variable start times.
Category: Clinical Support
Department: CHA GI Center Somerville Campus
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day
Union Name: SH Laborers 381
The ENDO/GI Center at Somerville Hospital helps patients with a variety of digestive disorders. It includes a state-of-the-art endoscopy suite with four procedure rooms. Some of the procedures we perform include the following: Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, ERCP, 24 hour PH Monitoring, Capsule Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Esophageal Motility.
The main purpose of the Endoscopy Technician is to provide quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance and the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates standards of nursing practice and the Endoscopy Technician role expectations. The role of theEndoscopy Technician is to assist the gastroenterologist and Endo/GI nurse through preparation and assistance with GI procedures. Clinical leadership at Cambridge Health Alliance is manifested by personal commitment, accountability, and initiative in clinical practice. Patients are our priority. The Endoscopy Technician assists patients to reach their health care goals.
Job functions include but are not limited to: Daily testing of glucometer Set-up of procedure rooms with appropriate equipment and supplies Enters procedural data into ProVation Adheres to high level disinfecting standards for reprocessing endoscopes Follows manufacturer's guidelines when using Automated Endoscope Re-processor. Assists provider with endoscopy procedures Stocks rooms Performs unit specific quality testing 18. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Consults with caregivers to obtain clinical information as indicated.
Serves as a professional resource to colleagues in an open, friendly manner.
Answers phone in a professional manner and complies with standards for managing patient calls.
Functions as a team member, participating in follow through on work that needs to be completed.
Collaborates with unit colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical standards.
Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner.
Demonstrates principles of aseptic technique.
Demonstrates understanding of current OSHA standards and guidelines for use of personal protective equipment.
Adheres to position descriptions, policies, protocols, CHA Service Standards, regulatory agencies and procedures related to professional practice.
Provides age-appropriate care in a compassionate, caring, culturally, and ethnically sensitive manner. Responsible for participation in all checklists. Understands and demonstrates principles of electrical safety in a procedural environment. Completes annual education requirements and in-service training as required. Attends meetings and participates in committees as required. Participates in unit specific QA/QI program. Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency codes.
Cognitive ability to accurately observe, analyze and interpret general and technical data both verbal and written and to accurately communicate this information. Mathematical, reading, writing and computer skills required. Communication and interpersonal relationship skills to initiate and maintain a collaborative care environment. Ability to work autonomously.
Ability to manage high volumes of patients in a short span of time, while dealing with unpredictable issues. Personal flexibility to perform in an ever-changing work environment with frequent interruptions.
Ability to prioritize competing responsibilities while under pressure.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively with patients, coworkers other practice customers. Fast paced multilingual setting with rapid patient turnover. High patient traffic.
High School Diploma require or equivalent required. Associates degree in Health Care preferred
Certifications: American Heart Association BLS certificate required
Completion of SGNA Associates Program within six months for current or new hires Completion of Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) Program within six months for current or new hires
Work Experience: Minimum 1 year current GI, surgical technician, and/or Endo care experience required.
Works variable start times and shift lengths. On-call required.
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