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Gastroenterology Technician

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Leander
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThe Gastroenterology Technician 2, under clinical supervision, performs examinations and procedures. Runs the work of other Technicians ensuring that procedures are performed according to standards. Assists in and monitors others in the cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization of examination equipment.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

  • Performs or assists in performing selected procedures not requiring sedation. Explains exam procedures to patient and answers noncomplex procedural questions.
  • Assists Clinical Nurses and Physicians in exams and procedures requiring sedation by placing, guiding and advancing fiber optic, endo or flexible sigmoid scope upon Physician's request. Monitors patient's vital signs during procedures. Performs gastric chartings involving timing, measuring and evaluating pH in gastric fluids. Assists in resuscitation or CPR if needed.
  • Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes endoscopes, colonoscopes, guidewires, biopsy forceps and brushes used during GI exams and treatments by scrubbing, flushing and bathing equipment with chemicals such as betadine, gluteraldehyde, and ethylene oxide under a vent hood. Assists in and monitors others in the cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization of equipment to ensure quality control.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Supervisor or Clinical Nurse in the recovery room by monitoring and charting patient physiological information such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc. Prepares specimen slides by cross sectioning. Delivers specimen to appropriate labs.
  • Runs the work of other Technicians ensuring that procedures are performed according to standards; provides feedback to staff as well as supervisor; assists in the orientation and training of new Technicians.
  • Assists Clinical Nurses in admitting and discharging patients in the GI Lab by recording patient data such as name, blood type, Physician's name, etc.
  • Coordinates the ordering of supplies and preparation of requisitions for Supervisor signature. Acts as vendor liaison to ensure supplies are received in timely manner.
  • Prepares quality control reports detailing equipment usage maintenance and repair. Acts as point of contact for equipment vendors to schedule maintenance and oversee new and replacement equipment installations.KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
    • Knowledge and expertise of patient care standards and procedures.
    • Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and effectively communicate these changes to other staff members and physicians.
    • Ability to follow established safety, infection control, environmental and isolation practices and procedures at all times.
    • Ability to provide consistently excellent customer service with empathy, patience and confidence.
    • Interpersonal skills required to interact effectively with patients and staff.BENEFITSOur competitive benefits package includes the following
      • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
      • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • PTO accrual beginning Day 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or levelQUALIFICATIONS

        • EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
        • EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience


          • Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitate (CPR): BLS or CPR within 30 days or hire or transfer.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Austin , Gastroenterology Technician, Healthcare , Leander, Texas

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