Endoscopy Technician

ID
2017-17828
Department
AMB Surg @ Plaza
Work Hours
0700-1930*
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
56-72 Hours
US-NY-Plattsburgh
Weekend Requirements
Weekends and holidays as scheduled

Overview

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

Special Criteria Details

On-call as scheduled. *WAIVER REQUIRED

Responsibilities

  1. Maintains a positive environment by following defined attire and traffic policies.
  2. Maintains principles of aseptic technique
  3. Verbally participates in “time out” process in OR/procedure room.
  4. Performs daily housekeeping/core activities to maintain an organized, clean and functional environment.
  5. Provides turnover for procedure rooms to meet turnover targets.
  6. Checks, cleans and restocks all assigned areas.
  7. Provides assistance to nurses and physicians for patient in cardiopulmonary arrest or malignant hyperthermia crises.
  8. Assists the RN and physician with aspects of direct patient care.
  9. Provides airway management as directed by the RN or physician.
  10. Provides cricoid pressure for endotracheal intubation at the direction of the intubator
  11. Secures cultures/specimens according to policy and as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  12. Assists with positioning patient for procedure.
  13. Assists setting up a room for a procedure.
  14. Adheres to decontamination and isolation procedures.
  15. Utilizes/Identifies methods of sterilization/disinfection
  16. Utilizes computer system relative to materials, preference cards, etc.
  17. Receives, directs and transports patients and families as directed.
  18. Supports fluctation in patient care by floating/overtime when required.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. High school graduate or GED.
  2. Prior experience with enscope handling and or reprocessing preferred and will be considered first.
  3. Prior Periop experience as a Clinical Assistant or Periop Support Tech preferred.
  4. Must take scope reprocessing certification within one year of employment.
  5. Meets requirements of pre-employment screening and physical.
  6. Successful completion of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Program (within one year of hire).
  7. Ability to anticipate, prioritize, perform, and complete multiple job responsibilities in a timely manner.
  8. Ability to deal directly with patients/families.
  9. Ability to work independently under stressful conditions.
  10. Requires excellent teamwork and communication skills including skills in voice control/tone, body language, manners, attitude, accuracy and listening.
  11. Requires excellent customer service skills.
  12. Computer knowledge or ability/willingness to learn computer skills.
  13. Successful completion of basic orientation competencies.

 

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.

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