ENDOSCOPY TECHNICIAN in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

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Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: Hospital  



Req ID:  2337 



Schedule: Full Time 



Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



JOB SUMMARY:

The Endoscopy Technician is a member of the procedural team. This position facilitates quality patient care by assisting the physician during endoscopic procedures and by providing delegated patient care activities within specified limits under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse in the Endoscopy department. The Endoscopy Technician assists with the use, maintenance and cleaning of endoscopy equipment and supplies.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi’s mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development and Excellence
  • Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities; assists in maintaining compliance with JCAHO, Indiana State Board of Health accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards; plans and assists the manager in implementing departmental programs and assists in re-designing these programs as necessary for maximum effectiveness and efficiency
  • Without being asked, utilizes “down or wait time” in assigned area to identify ways to pitch in and help co-workers with their responsibilities; functions as a preceptor or resource to other staff members, patients or hospital employees; assists with the GI fellow orientation and learning
  • Provides basic patient care, including personal hygiene, management of patient belongings, patient observation, measuring and recording vital signs, giving enemas, starting IV’s and assisting with patient discharge; ensures quality patient care by following hospital and departmental policies and guidelines while assisting with data collection, e.g. vital signs, for an objective patient assessment to identify the needs, problems, concerns, and human responses
  • Maintains a clean and safe patient care environment, implements and follows infection control procedures according to hospital policy and SGNA guidelines, while following unit policy for cleaning and disinfection of equipment; promotes safe patient care by placing blood pressure cuff, sensor for pulse oximeter, oxygen nasal cannula, surgical cautery pad and cardiac monitoring electrodes appropriately if not already placed by the RN
  • Maintains appropriate levels of supplies in each endoscopy procedure room and other patient care areas in the department; itemizes and restores established levels of inventory in each endoscopy room, assessment, recovery, and travel cart
  • Prepares the procedure room according to schedule and procedure requirements and ensures the correct equipment and supplies are properly set up and functioning; maintains an orderly area for equipment, supplies, and environment in the procedural suite, the storage rooms, and all other areas of the department; cleans the procedure room, instruments and/or equipment and expedites room turnover
  • Assists with patient positioning, equipment use and management, and other therapeutic interventions during the procedure; provides both emotional and physical support to patients during procedures
  • Documents all patient care provided and activities completed as appropriate for the clinical patient area; performs a procedure time out and a specimen time out with other procedure team members on every patient; ensures all specimens are properly collected and labeled prior to being removed from the room and sent to the lab
  • Takes call during work week, on weekends and holidays; assists during travel procedures as assigned
  • Ensures optimal outcomes by proper handling of instruments and equipment; maintains manufacturer’s recommendations and hospital infection control standards by utilizing required processes when cleaning, disinfecting and reprocessing scopes and other instruments
  • Performs competent troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment; if further service is required, processes equipment, informs manager, and calls biomedical engineering; safely high-level disinfects and prepares damaged scopes for shipping and ensures the scope has been properly repaired before returning it to service
  • Assists to identify cause of equipment damage and initiates measures to prevent further damage; provides ongoing feedback to manager regarding the condition of the equipment and when replacement of equipment is needed
  • Transports patients to other departments or car as necessary; transports specimen to the lab



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Certified Surgical Technician preferred
  • Two years of previous related hospital experience
  • BLS certification

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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