Endoscopy Technician, Endoscopy

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Endoscopy
Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
Shift: First Shift

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

To assist in procedures under the direction of a nurse.


PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect. �

Clinical: - Transports patients to procedure room. Assures patient is comfortable and oriented to surroundings; call light. Performs aspects of clincial care as assigned and delegated by RN. In order to report pertinent observations to RN, demonstrates working knowledge of reasons for tests, procedures, treatment and potential signs and symptoms of complications. Performs clinical procedures only under the supervision of an RN who has assessed the patient and determined appropriate tasks for delegation. Performs skills only after demonstrating competency as documented on the Clinical Performance Record (CPR).

Monitoring and observation: Takes VS (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure), Obtains pulse oximetry (where applicable) and reports reading to RN, Makes observations as instructed by clincal for adverse reactions to blood transfusions.

Special Collection: Ensures appropriate processing of specimen; transport, computer order entry and documentation in speciment log book time taken to Pathology, Cytogoy or Lab Treatment and Procedures, Weighs patient standing Acts rapidly and calmly during emergencies, initiates CPR and praovides the necessary items required by clinician. Utilizes time management skills effectively in all aspects of patient care, Provides effective care by prioritizing patient needs, Runs errands as directed and picks up daily Central Service supplies, Picks up patient trays as ordered by physician. Assists physicians with technical portion of gastroenterology and pulmonary procedures (i.e., gathering of specimens, wire placement, PEG placement, dilation, etc.)

Unit Responsibilities/Accountability: - Assist with phone calls; scheduling, filing. Pre-calls, ordering supplies. Assisting in all areas of the department to assist in the flow. In-services and unit meetings are attended. Maintains the integrity of unit equipment (clean, repairs, QA). Complete unit assignments as requested.

Responsible for Cleaning/Maintenance of Equipment: - Olympus training for scope processing. Cleans, disinfects, dries and maintains Endoscopy equipment. Responsible for checking for scope damage by performing leak test. Notifies charge nurse of instruments needing repair and takes to OR to be sent out. Responsible for stocking and cleaning work area. Maintains scheduled filter changes and disinfects scope washers as directed by manufacturer. Checks Cidex effectiveness daily at beginning of shift.

Job Function: - Ensures beds are in appropriate position and locked at all times. Ensures that side rails remain in up position and locked at all times. Ensures that needed articles, including call light are within reach. Maintains safety while assisting patients in moving, sitting or ambulating. Discharges outpatients. Ensures that patients are secured appropriately when transported by wheelchair/stretcher. Applies safety devices and documents according to hospital policy. Inventory of procedures room supplies. Handlies oxygen tanks safely. Stock rooms with linens and medical supplies. Uses proper body mechanics. Keeps unit clean and orderly. Infection control: uses good hand washing and aseptic technique, utilizes universal precautions; adheres to isolation procedures, keeps until clean, removes equipment from room when no longer in use. Safety hazards are corrected and/or reported to the appropriate person; location of all fire alarms, extinguisher and hoses are known. Returns to unit promptly in case of patient emergency, fire or disaster and reports to person in charge. Assures necessary equipment is available; picks up and delivers equipment and facilitate proper room turnover. Removes soiled linens, disinfects stretchers and equipment and replaces linens on stretchers. Clean and package equipment to be sterilized and deliver to Central Supply.


Highschool Diploma required. | N/A | A minimum of two years patient care experience required.