Endoscopy Technician

  • HCA
  • Lewisville, TX, USA
  • Jan 13, 2018

Job Description

Job Code: 00950-96864


No Weekends

Endoscopy Tech
Full Time Standard Shift No Weekends
Medical City Lewisville

At Medical City Lewisville, all hospital staff and physicians share the common goal of providing the best quality care and service to our patients. To achieve the highest standards possible, we have put in place policies and practices that promote a healthy work environment where each employee and volunteer is valued, respected and recognized. It's an environment where each staff member has input and a degree of influence on the matters that affect them. It's an environment of expanded opportunities and idea sharing. The result? Medical City Lewisville is a great place to work - and the best possible place to receive care.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or the direct supervision of the Physician, the Endoscopy Technician assists in delivering direct and indirect care to the patient having an Endoscopy procedure. Provides quality health care through the development of an organizational climate that is professional, compassionate and responsive to the patient, physician and ASSOCIATES. The Endoscopy Technician must possess knowledge, judgement and skills based on the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and social sciences within the scope of an Endoscopy Technician as learned under the tutelage of the Registered Nurse.
The Endoscopy Technician is responsible for handling and use of specialty equipment and supplies as well as transport, preparation and caring for the patient undergoing Endoscopy procedures. The Endoscopy Technician demonstrates an awareness of patient's rights and works to ensure patient privacy, safety and comfort.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
• Assures patient's needs, rights, and privacy is respected.
• Provides for activities of daily living for patients.
• Transport patients.
• Attend staff meetings and inservices.
• Perform special assignments as needed/requested.
• Serves as a clinical resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care
• Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.
1. Responsible for a clean and tidy work environment.
• Assists in checking supplies, instruments and equipment against preference card and/or obtaining any missing items.
• Responsible for assisting on assigned procedures.
• Anticipates the physician's needs in performing the procedure.
• Provides for a safe and sterile, as applicable, environment.
• Uses supplies judiciously.
• Accurately handles all specimens.
• Assists in the care and maintenance of endoscopes, equipment and supplies.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the location, care and operation of endoscopes, equipment and supplies.
• Assists in cleaning and restocking Endoscopy Suite.
• Adheres to Universal Precautions.
• Attends staff meetings.
• Serves as a resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care or service of department.
• Takes appropriate measures contributing to safety within the facility.
• Seeks opportunities to improve department or interdepartmental processes.
• This position may be involved in the responsibility for performing high-level disinfection and/or sterilization. They will be required to meet initial and annual competencies to ensure the process is performed accurately.

Minimum Position Requirements:
BLS (AHA) Certification

Documented clinical knowledge and skills related to the medical field.
Previous Endoscopy experience preferred.

Special Qualifications:
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Computer and keyboarding skills.
Ability to work with others to ensure quality patient care.
Strong problem solving skills.
Continuous focus on excellence in work environment.
Must be able to respond to call within 30 minutes.

Degree of Supervision Required: Involves general guidance and directions by charge nurse, manager or director. The employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently, and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Patient Population Served:
This position requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients. Employees in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients in neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric age categories. The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and their families according to Medical Center of Lewisville expectations and standards. The skills and knowledge need to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience.

Working Conditions: Hospital rooms, common areas, clinical departments, and hospital grounds. See attached physical demands analysis for information related to potential job hazards, and functional requirements.

Last Edited: 02/22/2018