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ENDOSCOPY TECHNICIAN

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title ENDOSCOPY TECHNICIAN
Job Category Medical
Posting Number 20172605
Position Status Active-Full-Time
Positions Supervised
Customer Service Statement

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrate adherence to the Group’s Customer Service Standards designed to support the mission of USF Health: enhancing life by improving health through research, education and healthcare. Our commitment is to improve the full spectrum of health, from the environment, to the community, to the individual. Together, through talent and innovation, USF Health is developing real-world solutions to reach our shared value – making life better.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Registered Nurse, the Endoscopy Technician assists in all aspects of patient care in the Endoscopy Center. The Endoscopy Technician prepares and maintains equipment, rooms, and patients for exams and procedures. Assists with exams and procedures, transports patients and patient related materials. Assists RN in preparing for procedures and managing flow. Maintains environment and supplies appropriately. Precepts and trains new Endoscopy Technician.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements:
High school diploma or GED certificate. Completion of Nursing Assistant certification course or certification in gastroenterology required. BLS/AED required and must be maintained.

Experience Requirements:
Three years hospital experience preferred. Outpatient experience preferred. CPR certified. Endoscopy experience preferred.

Business Skill Requirements:
Basic familiarity with nursing procedures.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Requirements reflect the minimum level necessary to be eligible for this position. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Customer Service Performance

CUSTOMER SERVICE PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Courteous and helpful behavior towards patients, physicians, coworkers and external customers; professional and efficient verbal and written communications; accomplishing tasks through teamwork and initiative; and ensuring a timely and thorough response to complaints and/or critiques, and anticipating the needs of all you come in contact with.

Physical Demands

Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds. Ability to stand for extended periods. Fine motor skills. Visual acuity. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stoop, stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Location MORSANI - USF TAMPA
Department Name ASC- AMBTRY SURG CNTR
Work Schedule Summary

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Percentage 50
Duties

• Direct and indirect patient care as directed by the R.N. Supervisor. Integrates age appropriate standards into care and demonstrates competence with clinical skills and techniques according to the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
• Escorts patients to exam or procedure room.
• Accurately measures and documents vital signs, height, and weight.
• Secures and stores patient’s belongings as necessary.
• Participates in performance of gastrointestinal procedures.
• Prepares and positions patient appropriately for procedure.
• Prepares skin areas and draping as directed by physician for invasive procedures using aseptic technique.
• Recognizes breaks in aseptic technique in self and others and makes corrections as needed.
• Assists the physician during Endoscopy procedures.
• Performs selected procedure independently after demonstrating competency.
• Advances endoscopes as directed by the physician.
• Teaches others to advance scopes safely.
• Assists in obtaining, labeling and transporting specimens as necessary.
• Demonstrates knowledge, technical skills, and critical thinking skills in the delivery of patient care.
• Cleans equipment efficiently per manufacturer’s and SGNA guidelines.
• Recognizes and reports all changes in the patient’s condition accurately thoroughly, and in a timely manner.
• Documents in the medical records appropriately.
• Assists the RN to prepare for procedures by retrieving patient data, i.e. computer/medical records.
• Willingly accepts new assignments to accommodate changing patient needs.
• Reinforces aspects of patient teaching as directed, i.e. discharge teaching.
• Assists with the development of new policy and procedures in Endoscopy.
• Assists with the orientation of new technicians, RN’ and GI Fellows.

Percentage 20
Duties

• Maintains inventory, equipment and cleanliness of exam and procedure rooms.
• Prepares exam or procedure rooms for procedure ensuring that necessary supplies and equipment are available prior to the procedure.
• Tests equipment prior to procedures per manufacturer guidelines.
• Serves as a resource person with equipment and Olympus computer system.
• Performs adjustments as needed.
• Teaches other to troubleshoot equipment.
• Uses equipment per operating manuals and Clinic procedure.
• Reports equipment problems to the Head Nurse and tracks equipment out for repair.
• Maintains and orders supplies in work areas at the predetermined inventory level.
• Utilizes supplies in a cost-effective manner.
• Cleans equipment efficiently per manufacture and SGNA Guidelines and returns to appropriate storage area post-procedure.
• Provides input into the budget process for equipment and supplies.
• Identifies and implements cost savings opportunities.
• Provides input into inventory control and contract negotiations In conjunction with Material Management and Purchasing.

Percentage 15
Duties

• Maintains and improves job knowledge and skills.
• Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
• Demonstrates awareness of safety needs of patients, families, and staff.
• Maintains current CPR certification and demonstrates knowledge of code policy and procedures.
• Demonstrates reliability and persistence with assignments and schedule.
• Attends in service education programs as appropriate to learn new treatments, procedures, and skills.
• Represents Endoscopy in organization improvement projects as assigned.
• Meets with Clinical Supervisor to discuss progress as least annually.
• Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills by reporting and documents clearly and concisely.
• Assists in developing competencies for Endoscopy staff.
• Provides input into evaluating competency levels.

Percentage 10
Duties

• Supports the Department philosophy and goals.
• Adheres to policies and work rules set forth in the Employee Guide and the program policy and procedure manual including but not limited to the areas of appearance, dress, safety, confidentiality and smoking.
• Maintains an attendance record that reflects reliable personal habits.
• Supports guest relations by communicating cooperating and assisting in a clear and courteous manner to: all patients, and visitors, coworkers, medical staff and volunteers.

Percentage 5
Duties

Other related duties as required.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you BLS/AED certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of Endoscopy experience do you have?
    • None
    • 0-1
    • 2-3
    • 4-5
    • 5 or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. License and Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3