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GI Technician, GI Station/Operating Room, FT, Days - Miami, Florida - Endoscopy Technician

Company: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

GI Technician, GI Station/Operating Room, FT, Days - Miami, FloridaDescription Position Summary: The GI Technician performs specialized work in assisting in upper and lower endoscopic procedures. Employees in this classification are responsible for assisting with the preparation of GI rooms/suites/patient care areas for procedures, positioning patients prior to procedures, maintaining operational readiness of endoscopic equipment and instrumentation, and performing High Level Disinfection, scope reprocessing, and maintaining accurate records for all phases of scope use and reprocessing.Duties & Responsibilities: Provides assistance to physicians and registered nurses with upper and lower endoscopic procedures using approved aseptic techniques. Assists with positioning patients prior to procedures, and assist with placing devices to monitor vital signs on patients, including blood pressure cuffs, cautery grounding pads, cardiac monitoring electrodes, pulse oximeter sensors, and nasal cannulas (as directed by the team). Assists in all complicated cases including but not limited to dilatations, motility catheter placements, and balloon enteroscopies. Provides support during various procedures, including but not limited to pH probe procedures. Handles specimens collected during procedures, ensuring accurate labeling and handing off to the appropriate team member. Performs all aspects of endoscope care as needed, including but not limited to cleaning at the point of use, decontamination, leak testing, and High Level Disinfection (HLD). Utilizes automatic endoscopic reprocessing (AER) machines per manufacturer guidelines and facility policy. Assists with the preparation GI rooms/suites before and after procedures as directed. Maintain endoscopic equipment and instrumentation, and perform pillcam calibration. Transports scopes, maintain appropriate inventory, accurately complete required documentation, and utilize GI software programs as applicable, including PROVATION and/or MMS Motility equipment. Demonstrates behaviors of service excellence and CARE values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Expertise). Performs all other related job duties as assigned.QualificationsExperience: Generally requires 0 to 3 years of related experience.Education: High school diploma is required.License Certification: GI Technician through the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) certification preferred. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required.Knowledge Skill Abilities: Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment. Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applications.Physical Demands: Job function requires extended standing or walking. Must be able to carry objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Able to lift or move objects weighing 51 to 100 pounds with the use of appropriate devices. Jobs in this group require frequent visual acuity to perform activities related to extended use of computers. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).Work Environment: Jobs in this group are required to function in a fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent and stressful situations. Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public. Function is subject to inside environmental conditions, with occasional outdoor exposures. Exposure to various environments such as: communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital and medical office environment. May also be exposed to needle sticks, airborne infections, medical gases, X-Ray, chemical exposures and other potential hazards. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposed to infectious/clinical hospital environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

Keywords: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami , GI Technician, GI Station/Operating Room, FT, Days - Miami, Florida - Endoscopy Technician, Professions , Miami, Florida

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