The Endoscopy Technician is a member of the Ambulatory Surgical Team and performs a variety of duties, as directed, for the direct and indirect care of patients undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures. He/She is responsible to provide support and assistance to the medical and nursing staff to assure a coordinated patient experience. Duties may include, but are not limited to primary scrub person handling instruments, supplies and equipment necessary before, during and after a surgical/endoscopic/radiologic procedure, assisting with circulating duties under the direct supervision of an Ambulatory Surgery RN, assisting with room turnover, assisting with a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic interventions, participating in the preoperative and post operative care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and cleaning, stocking, and organizing the procedure room and all support areas. He/She must be reliable, work independently, be highly organized, capable of anticipating where assistance is needed and work well with people. He/She must meet the unique demands of a fast paced, competitive outpatient surgery environment meeting quality outcomes in an economically viable and customer friendly way. He/She must be able to take call as scheduled.
All Endoscopy Technicians will be competent in two of the four core competency areas:
1) Operative, 2) Endoscopic, or 3) Diagnostic (phleb, EKG, registration); 4) SPD Technician
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.