Endoscopy Technician

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Endoscopy
Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours/Week
Shift: 1st Shift

To assist in procedures under the direction of a nurse.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% 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: - 35% 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 symptons 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: - 20% 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: - 30% 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. Responsbile 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: - 10% 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 paitents 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 unti 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. | Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal. Climbing:�Ascending or descending stairs, ladders, ramps, etc, using feet and legs and /or hands and arms - 5% Stooping:�Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist - 25% Kneeling:�Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees - 10% Reaching:�Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction - 10% Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time - 90% Walking:�Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks - 100% Pushing 0-10 lbs:�Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 11-20 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 21-50 lbs: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 0% Pushing 51 lbs or more: Use of upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to move something forward, downward or outward - 90% Pulling: Use of upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion - 90% Lifting 0-10 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 11-20 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 21-50 lbs: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 0% Lifting 51 lbs or more: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position, or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position and requires the use of upper extremities and back muscles - 50% Carrying 0-10 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 11-20 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 10% Carrying 21-50 lbs: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Carrying 51 lbs or more: Holding and moving/transporting an object about - 0% Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm, as in handling - 10% Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of (using) fingertips - 10% Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word - must convey detailed or spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly - 75% Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication - 25% Seeing: The process of perceiving objects by use of the eyes to perform an activity - visual acuity requirements include ability to discern position of object(s), shape of object(s), color, depth perception or visual inspection - 50%

Qualifications

A minimum of two years patient care experience required.