Benefis Health Systems Endoscopy Tech (Full Time) in Great Falls, Montana

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the GI Lab RN, assists the RN and physician with invasive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures in the GI Lab. Ensures GI Lab procedure room is adequately prepared for procedures. Monitors PAR level of all endoscopic instruments and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes all reusable instruments and endoscopes. Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated endoscopes, instruments, supplies and equipment for each individual GI Lab procedure.

Organizes endoscope, instruments and supplies on back table for the procedure.

Adapts procedures to meet individual needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients for treatment.

Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure, to ensure proper functioning.

Equipment malfunctions, repairs are reported to the GI Lab Nurse Manager.

Follows aseptic technique when opening sterile supplies and setting up procedures.

Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for procedures.

Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy; closely observes patient with minimal disturbance.

Carries out medical/surgical asepsis during all procedures.

Performs services requiring technical or manual skills under the direction of GI Lab RN and physician.

Anticipates needs of the physician during the procedure.

Demonstrates competence in care of specimens, and accurately handles specimens at all times.

Interacts professionally with patient and family.

Provides patient with explanations and verbal reassurance, as necessary.

Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.

Maintains safe environment for patient, co-workers and self, per hospital policies and procedures.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after last case; restocks supplies, when necessary, and organizes effectively for end-of-case clean up.

Is fully responsible for care of endoscopes/instruments/equipment during the procedure, including cleaning and processing of scopes and reusable instruments at the end of the procedure.

Follows written procedures for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of endoscopes and related instruments; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.

Consults with other staff members, when in question or unfamiliar with equipment or procedure.

Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for GI Lab procedures.

Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationship with co workers for the patient’s benefit.

Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the Endoscopy Technician’s scope of practice.

Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.

Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements:

Minimum High School diploma or equivalent.

Operating Room Technician Certification preferred.

Current BCLS Certification.

Minimum of one year of work experience in a GI Lab.

About Us

Benefis Health System

The medical and professional staff at Benefis is wholly committed to delivering aware-winning, comprehensive patient care. With a patient community of nearly 230,000 and a vast service area, we are the major referral hospital for the northcentral Montana region. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that we're much more than a hospital. Benefis is an entire health system, including a cancer institute, bariatric institute, heart and vascular institute, orthopedic center, senior care center, home health, health and wellness facility and much more.

Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana, rest on the high plains along the Rocky Mountain Front and is centrally located between Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone Park to the south. Residents thrive on our wide-open spaces, small town feel and big city services. A warm welcome awaits you in Great Falls.

Date Posted: Posted 1 month(s) ago

Job Family: TECH

Location: Great Falls, Montana