Technician gastroenterology ope

Cleveland Clinic in Tallmadge, OH

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
**Description:** **BASIC FUNCTION:** The Outpatient Endoscopy Technologist provides care for patients within the outpatient endoscopy center under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and/or supervising physician. The Outpatient Endoscopy Technologist is responsible for the care, handling and processing of specialized equipment associated with gastroenterology showing a strict adherence to aseptic practices and standards of care and infection control guidelines. The Outpatient Endoscopy Technologist as a member of the team is responsible for optimal patient care; assuring procedures proceed in a timely manner while maintaining patient safety. **SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:** None **NATURE AND SCOPE:** The Outpatient Endoscopy Technologist will interact daily and communicate with team members, management and medical staff and have frequent external communication with patients, families and volunteers. **PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:** Supports the mission, vision and values of the hospital. Responsible for working in a safe and protective manner at all times, keeping in mind that safety and environmental hazards are the responsibility of all employees for themselves, other staff members and patients. Assists the registered nurse in preparing the endoscopy suite for procedures including but not limited to checking equipment and scopes for correct functioning, collecting supplies, and setting up the procedure cart with attention to the type or procedure and requirements of the attending physician. Contributes to patient safety by example of participating in patient time-out, verifying electrosurgical settings, monitoring stretcher side rails, verifying and labeling patient medications on the field, etc. Assists during procedure by aiding the physician with the taking of biopsies, removal of polyps, balloon dilation, and other tasks as needed. Actively assists the registered nurse and physician with identifying, site and type of specimen taken understanding that entire team participation is necessary for patient care and safety. Rigorously applies the principals of aseptic technique to provide optimal patient care by controlling the location of contaminated instruments, equipment and supplies to provide optimal patient care and prevent the spread of infection based on standards of care and department policy. Assists with patient positioning and splinting as directed by the registered nurse and/or physician. Preforms high level disinfection, following manufacturer's guidelines, standards of care and infection control and departmental policies. Notifies registered nurse/outpatient endoscopy lead of malfunctioning equipment, labels and removes from service, initiates work order to the appropriate department for repair. Preforms various duties as needed to support the outpatient operation including the cleaning and maintenance of the work area, procedure rooms, processing rooms, patient rooms and equipment, as well as ordering supplies and tracking scope repairs via facility's computer systems. Performs all other duties as assigned. **CORE COMPETENCIES:** Provides a safe efficient, effective and supportive environment for the endoscopy patients. Identifies and reacts positively to emergency situations. Demonstrates initiative in expanding knowledge of new endoscopic procedures. Functions efficiently and in a professional manner in all aspects of outpatient endoscopy care. Recognizes the importance of teamwork, consideration and cooperation. Demonstrates customer service in all interactions, recognizing that their customers are patients, families, physicians, and team mates. Must have good manual hand and arm dexterity. Must have good visual and aural acuity. Must be able to communicate effectively with all customers. Must have basic computer skills. **MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:** High School Diploma or equivalent required. Current BLS Certification required from American Heart Association or American Red Cross. One year recent patient care experience as a GI technician or graduate of an accredited surgical technology school preferred. **CCIRH IS A DRUG AND NICOTINE FREE WORKPLACE** 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 </script>

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