Company: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Department: EndoscopyWork Type: Part Time (Total FTE between 0.
5 and 0. 89)Shift: Shift 1Work Schedule: 8 HrSummary:
The Endoscopy Technician works under the direction of a physician,
department leadership, and/or registered nurse. Provides support to
the Endoscopy department before, during and after procedures. The
Endoscopy Technician is responsible for the maintenance and
disinfecting of all endoscopic equipment. The Endoscopy Technician
assists physicians with the technical components of diagnostic and
therapeutic endoscopic procedures as assigned. Duties are of a
technical nature requiring specialized training and skill. The
Endoscopy Technician demonstrates the ability to care for patients
in the clinical setting. This role provides individualized patient
care in a friendly compassionate, ethical manner, throughout
pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure. Exemplifies the
Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush
policies and procedures.Responsibilities:
Demonstrate accurate cleaning and disinfecting procedures for all
endoscopes and accessory equipment
Adheres to Infection Control Guidelines when cleaning and
Participates in all patient satisfaction initiatives.
Reports endoscopic equipment failure to supervisor.
Maintains equipment logs related to scope inventory, repairs and
Participates in evaluation of new equipment.
Reports to Charge RN or designate for assignment of duties.
Maintains a safe patient environment.
Sets priority of duties based on needs of patient and unit, under
the direction of the RN.
Under the direction of the RN, participates in the implementation
of plans for patient care.
Accurately obtains patient data.
Demonstrates aseptic technique, as appropriate.
Promptly reports changes in patient condition to the appropriate
Assists Physicians & Nurses with various endoscopic procedures
Sets up procedure rooms including logging in to procedure
Prepares the patient before the start of the procedure.
Assists with dilatations, polypectomies and obtaining tissue
Prepares and maintains endoscopic equipment during procedures
Assists with admission, discharge, and transport of patients.
Transports laboratory specimens and patient belongings as
Obtains supplies and equipment as necessary.
Competently utilizes technology. Demonstrates proficiency in the
use of selected unit specific monitors, pumps, and other
Maintains an orderly, well equipped environment
Keeps procedure rooms orderly, according to unit routine.
Independently orders, organizes, and restocks according to unit
specifications. Replenishes procedure room supplies. Maintains
Demonstrates a professional work style in interactions with
internal and external customers.
Communicates all pertinent information to the appropriate team
Negotiates break time and communicates departure and return time
per unit protocol.
Demonstrates initiative and self-direction in work habits.
Supports the Rush mission and values.
Continually improves personal skills to ensure the highest quality
patient care.Other information:
Required Job Qualifications:
Good communication skills
Familiarity with basic body mechanics
Flexibility with schedule to accommodate staffing needs
Ability to assist with patient transport
Assists with equipment transport
Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse,
hazardous, or unpleasant conditions
Routinely comes in contact with potentially infectious patients and
High School or Equivalent (GED)
Basic CPR Certification
Prior clinical training in endoscopy or surgical technician.
One year clinical experience in a patient care setting.
Knowledge of decontamination and reprocessing of all
instrumentation used in assigned department according to regulatory
agency requirements and standards set forth by professional
organizations and institutional policies
Ability to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.
Lifting or carrying objects 35-40 lbs. and supporting and
positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness
could result in injury or illness and contact with potentially
infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.
The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter
and retrieve data, and closely examine specimen, images or reports
Keywords: Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park , Endoscopy Technician, Professions , Oak Park, Illinois
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