Endoscopy Technician

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Job type Full-time, Part-time
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Job description

Endoscopy Technician

Job Summary:

Assists the physician with all endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD), ERCP, flexible sigmoidoscopies, and EUS. Ensures proper cleaning and maintenance of all endoscopes and completion of all documentation logs and records. Assists the RN with patient care, including but not limited to admission of patient, setting up rooms, transporting patients, patient recovery and final cleaning of rooms.

Responsibilities:

* Assists nurses and physicians in all aspects of GI procedures. This includes assistance with the stocking of all rooms with equipment and supplies, and maintaining proper procedures for the cleaning and storage of endoscopes.

* Changes chemical sterilants and cleans scope washer according to policy.

* Assesses endoscopes on a daily basis and reports any damage to director.

* Prepares and sends out scopes for repair after notifying director.

* Assists in the orientation of new personnel to all in room procedures and to the process for cleaning and disinfection of scopes.

* Performs clerical duties if needed in the absence of the scheduler.

* Transports specimens according to policy using universal precautions.

* Makes pre-op calls to patient to obtain preliminary information.

* Identifies opportunities for cost savings and makes full use of existing resources.

* Other duties as assigned.

Education:

* None required.

Certifications:

* Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMT) preferred.

* Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

Complexity of Work:

* All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:

* World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.

* Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

* Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.

* Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.

* Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

* Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Work Experience:

* One year minimum experience in a hospital setting.

Physical Requirements:

* All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the organizational-wide competencies listed below as applied to the position:

* World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.

* Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.

* Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.

* Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.

* Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

* Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Personal Protective Equipment:

* Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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