Endoscope Technician

  • Duncan Regional Hospital
  • Duncan, OK, USA
  • Jun 14, 2022
Technician

Job Description

The Endoscope Technician is responsible for assisting in provision of nursing care and preparation of the endoscopy patient in the Ambulatory Care Unit and/or Surgical Department.  The Technician functions as a member of the procedure team in donning personal protective equipment (e.g. gown and gloves), preparing equipment and supplies for use in endoscopy procedures, providing the physician with necessary supplies and equipment during the procedure, cleaning and transporting equipment, and handling specimens collected during the procedure. The Endoscope Technician will deliver care in accordance to age specific categories i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides patient care under the direction of the surgeon and registered nurse (RN).
  • Protects patients and team members by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Sets up and maintains sterile field.
  • Prepare the procedural suite and have all equipment/supplies/instruments ready for endoscopic procedures.
  • Performs gowning, gloving, and draping for all endoscopic cases.
  • Maintains focus and anticipate needs of physician during procedures.
  • Cleans procedural room and equipment per established policies.
  • Cleans and prepares endoscopic supplies and instruments for transportation to the decontamination area.
  • Demonstrates competency to transport or assist in the transportation of patents per departmental procedure.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuing education opportunities including internal and external educational offerings.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information and participating in team problem-solving method.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality for scheduled shifts.
  • Must adhere to safety protocols at all times.
  • Implement DRH Standards of Behavior and exhibit behaviors consistent with DRH core values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Shift: 1

Hours: Monday–Friday, 6:45a to 3:15p, 80 hrs pp

Type: Full Time

Category: Clinical

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English. Basic computer skills with information technology associated with the position including a familiarity with sending/receiving email, related software, and use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) information tools. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to remain flexible to quickly adapt to emergent or urgent situations. Ability to adapt procedures, processes, tools, equipment, and techniques to accomplish the requirements of the position.

 

Education and/or Experience:  Previous endoscope technician experience preferred.

 

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:  American Heart Association BLS required. The Endoscope Technician must become certified within six months of hire/promotion as a Certified Endoscope Reprocess (CER).  For those positions requiring travel, a current valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance must be maintained.

 

* Safety-Sensitive Position

 

**This position requires respirator and fit testing. Required testing will be performed on all team members at risk for exposure to airborne infectious diseases, droplet producing procedures, or any caustic chemicals.

 

***As a condition of employment, vaccinations are required per DRH Policy.  Medical and Religious Exemptions are available upon request.