Endoscopy Technician, Full-Time, First Shift, Endoscopy

Job Description

Location: UCMC
Department: Endoscopy
Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week
Shift: First

Endoscopy Technician, Full-Time, First Shift, Endoscopy

UC Health is hiring a full-time Endoscopy Technician for the Endoscopy department for the first shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Endoscopy Department Endoscopy Technician will support the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's unit and Greater Cincinnati's only Level I Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs. The major focus on the technician's role is to assistant under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse during procedures and with ensuring that all equipment is sterilized and operational.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:
  • In 2022, Newsweek magazine recognized UC Medical Center among a listing of the World's Best Hospitals for the world-class clinical care provided to the Greater Cincinnati Region and beyond.
  • UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs-our physician experts conduct basic, translational, and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments.
  • Room for growth in the department and are keen on helping you achieve new goals.


Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Transports patients to procedure room. Assures patient is comfortable and oriented to surrounding call light. Performs aspects of clinical 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).
  • Takes VS (temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure). Obtains pulse oximetry (where applicable) and reports reading to RN. Makes observations as instructed by clinical for adverse reactions to blood transfusions.
  • Ensures appropriate processing of specimen; transport, computer order entry and documentation in specimen logbook time taken to Pathology, Cytology or Lab Treatment and Procedures. Weighs patient standing Acts rapidly and calmly during emergencies, initiates CPR and provides 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.)
  • 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 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.
  • 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. Handles oxygen tanks safely. Stock rooms with linens and medical supplies. Uses proper body mechanics. Keeps the unit clean and orderly.
  • Uses good hand washing and aseptic technique, utilizes universal precautions; adheres to isolation procedures, 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 facilitates proper room turnover. Removes soiled linens, disinfects stretchers and equipment, and replaces linens on stretchers. Clean and package equipment to be sterilized and delivered to Central Supply


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Years of Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years of patient care experience required

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

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