Endoscopy Assistant
Medical Center Hospital - Odessa, TX

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Endoscopy Lab

Endoscopy Assistant
Job Description
Revised: 10/15/2008

I. Position Summary:

The Endoscopy Technician, under the supervision of a RN assigned room, assists with procedures, patient transportation and equipment maintenance.

II. Position Relationships:

A. Responsible to: Endoscopy RN, Charge Nurse, and Unit
Director

B. Workers Supervised: None

C. Interrelationships: Works closely with nursing staff, Charge
Nurse, Unit Directors of Outpatient and Inpatient Surgical Services, Divisional Nursing Director Surgical Services, Physicians and other health care providers.

III. Responsibilities and Authorities:

A. Performs other duties as assigned by the department's management staff.

B. As patient care and/or Hospital need dictates, both the assigned shift and work station may be changed by the department.

C. Participates in and promotes the “I CARE Advantage” service philosophy of Integrity, Customer Centered, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

D. Performs essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

E. Order weekly storeroom supplies.

F. Set up, maintains and cleans scopes and accessories.

G. Assist with procedures under the direction of the R.N.

H. Maintain a positive working relationship with peers, supervisory personnel and physicians.

The above statement reflect the key responsibilities considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent to the job.

IV. Performance Factors Used to Evaluate Employee:

A. Functions under guidelines of department, nursing and hospital policy and procedures in health care delivery to the following patient age categories (circle all that apply):

1. newborn/infant 4. adult
2. pediatric (0-16 y.o.) 5. geriatric
3. adolescent

B. Effectively set-up, maintains, and cleans scopes and accessories.

C. Demonstrates an ability to adapt to changing priorities on the unit.

D. Utilize specialize knowledge of Endoscopy to assess and provides for department needs including equipment and supplies.

E. Demonstrates effective time management.

F. Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills accurately and within a reasonable time frame.

G. Provides a safe patient environment.

H. Participates in the education of patient, family, significant others, and peers.

I. Practice effective interpersonal skills and utilize the established channels of communication.

J. Participate in Performance Improvement activities.

K. Attendance of monthly department staff meetings (minimum of 9 per year).

V. Qualifications:

A. Education:

High School graduate/G.E.D
Current Certified Nursing Assistant in Texas

B. Training and Experience:

1. Current BLS certification required.
2. Successful completion of hospital orientation within 3 months of hire.
3. Complete the following competencies within 3 months of hire or transfer to department:
• Surgical conscience
• Lab order entry
• Aseptic technique
• Cleaning of equipment and scopes
• Proper surgical attire
• Maintaining sterile field
• Skin preparation
• Patient positioning
• Unit safety
• Controlled substances: Witnessing for MedSelect
• Body substance isolation
• Role in Code Blue
• Basic colonoscopy setup
• Basic EGD setup
• Basic ERCP setup
• Basic Esophageal Motility Studies
• Basic PEG setup
• Basic small bowel enteroscopy setup
• Basic Enterex procedure
• Trauma G.I. bleeder
• Trauma foreign body removal

VI. Unusual Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

A. Ability to perform:
1. Heavy lifting
2. Sustained walking, standing and walking
3. Work under stress

B. May encounter exposure to infectious diseases.

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