ENDOSCOPY TECHNICIAN

Owensboro Health - 42303
September 10, 2020
ENDOSCOPY TECHNICIAN Clinical Support Hours: 07:15-15:45 Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: OH 2013-71 - 40293A
Job Summary Provides technical support and patient care in endoscopic procedures under the direct supervision of the physician and the registered nurse. # Job Responsibilities Assists physicians and nurses with performing specialized procedures such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP). Assistance may include: positioning the patient, providing assistance with patient #s comfort measures and support for alleviating pre-procedure anxiety, connecting electrocardiogram (EKG) leads inserting bite blocks, placing grounding pads for the provider to maintain visual clarity of mucosa, providing irrigation as needed, and advancing or holding the endoscope as directed by the physician using techniques to help maintain proper insufflation. Prepares the endoscopy suite according to the scheduled procedure and physician preferences including, but not limited to: scope set-up, labeling irrigation solutions, and having all the supplies readily available. Scope set-up includes ensuring the scope functions with adequate air insufflation and irrigation, along with adequate video quality. Processes tissue and bodily fluids specimens, including retrieving tissue specimens, separating into the corresponding lab containers, properly labeling the specimen, and delivering to the designated lab department. Selects and operates instruments, such as biopsy forceps, polypectomy snares, hemostatic clips, various cautery probes, and retrieval nets/baskets as directed by physician during procedures. Performs endoscope high level disinfection and processing. Maintains the gastrointestinal (GI) procedure area in a clean and safe condition. Ensures necessary equipment and supplies are available for procedures. Performs the duties required for proper use of the decontamination room. Assists with maintaining the inventory supplies. Operates the software to select the correct patient and procedure. Utilizes safe lifting techniques and appropriate assistive devices. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required No licensure/certification/registration required Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Physical Demands Standing: Frequently Walking: Frequently Sitting: Occasionally Lifting 0-25 lbs: Frequently Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely Carrying 0-25 lbs: Frequently Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Frequently Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Frequently Climbing: Occasionally Bending/Stooping: Frequently Kneeling: Occasionally Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally Reaching: Frequently Talking: Frequently Hearing: Frequently Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Occasionally Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.