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Endoscopy Technician

at Northern Light Health in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Description Northern Light Mercy Hospital Department: Endoscopy Position is located: Mercy State Street Work Type: PRN FTE: 0.000100 Work Schedule: Variable hours, 0700-1900 Summary: The Endoscopy technician is responsible for the utilization of endoscopy equipment and supplies including biopsy forceps, snares, injection needles, cytology brushes, forceps, dilators, cautery, 6-shooters and ERBE cautery. The Endoscopy technician is responsible for all aseptic techniques during the procedure as well as the scope disinfection process. This includes the pre-cleaning of all scopes in the procedure room, manual cleaning post procedure utilizing all manufacturer and Joint Commission guidelines. The incumbent is responsible for the high level disinfection process utilizing AER scope processing equipment. The incumbent is responsible for proper storage, labeling and use of all chemicals used during these three processes as well as the office Manometry probe supplies and disinfection. The incumbent is responsible for the set-up of all supplies in the procedure room, installation of the scope and retrieval and proper specimen labeling during procedure. The Endoscopy Tech supports the physician in the Operating Room during the ERCP cases. This includes the use of stents, and all ERCP equipment. The Endoscopy Tech is responsible for all infection control within the procedure room and scope processing room. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of physicians and assists the RN in quality care of the patient as well as other tasks needed. The Endoscopy technician is also required to be on-call as needed by the unit, which includes weeknights, holidays and weekends. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital. Responsibilities: 1. Assists with Endoscopic procedures • Appropriately utilizing biopsy forceps, snares, injection needles, cytology brushes, retrieval baskets and forceps, Endostat III Cautery, Bicap machine, ERBE cautery, 7-shooter. • Assists the physician in performing dilation equipment such as balloons, Maloney dilators and Savory dilators. • Assists the physician with insertion of PEG tubes and J-Tubes. • Assists the physician in ERCP procedures including sphincterotomy, stone retrieval, biopsy, lithotripsy, stent placement and the care of equipment utilized. • Assists with emergent procedures such as foreign body removal and GI bleeding, epinephrine injection, and clips. • Proper retrieval, care and handling of specimens. 2. Maintains Endoscopy Suite in a Ready status. • Responsible for cleanliness of field. • Cleans room after each patient as directed. • Responsible for the post procedure cleaning and sterilization of endoscopes and diagnostic equipment. • Records disinfection chemical changes and ensures chemicals are at a satisfactory level. • Changes disinfection chemicals bi-weekly, handling hazardous materials on a regular basis. • Re-stocks equipment used. • Manages equipment repair and replacement. • Orders equipment as needed. • Sets up suite to receive patients. • Schedules patient procedures (add-ons) • Ensures all disinfection equipment and scopes in proper working order. 3. Promotes Safety for Patients, Staff and Visitors. • Assesses emergency equipment (suctioning) and supply checks. • Demonstrates safe patient handling (positioning patients) • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment utilizing principles of infection control, safety and safe operation of equipment. • Identifies and communicates potential quality concerns to nurse manager. 4. Accepts Responsibility for Further Professional Development • Participates in continuing education process. • Participates in Quality Assurance. • Attends scheduled inservices. • Research and trial new equipment with assistance of vendors. • Attends six schedules staff meetings per year. 5. Works Cooperatively with Other Health Team Members. • Maintains positive relationships. • Assists with orientation of new employees. • Promotes teamwork and harmonious work environment. • Promotes advocacy for patients and staff. 6. Demonstrates Behaviors Consistent with Organizational Mission, Goals and Policies. • Demonstrates practices which keep all medical record information protected and confidential. • Follows and adheres to Patient Rights policies at all times. • Takes accountability for information contained in the departmental and hospital procedure manuals. Competencies and skills: Essential: * Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan. * Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation. * Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization’s benefit. * Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved. * Influences and Inspires: Builds enthusiasm and commitment among others to move in a desired direction and models it personally. Creates a compelling vision of success that motivates workplace initiative and energizes others to follow. Provides direction and guidance to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective. Has the ability to appropriately influence others’ actions and decisions with and without express authority. * No previous experience required. * Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others. * Serves Others: Strives to understand, meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers which may include the people and communities in our service areas. Develops and maintains relationships, alliances and coalitions within and outside the organization and leverages them in order to obtain information, support, and promote cooperation and collaboration. Credentials: BLS Education: * High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED) Working conditions: Essential: * Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people. * Potential exposure to diseases or infections. * Potential exposure to hazardous materials. * Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable. * Potential exposure to noxious odors. * Potential exposure to very hot or c

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Job Posting: JC178154459

Posted On: Feb 21, 2021

Updated On: Sep 04, 2021