Job Description

32-hour position available to work in our busy Endoscopy department in our Framingham location.  Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30-4:00PM.  We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Ideal candidate will be motivated, focused on infection control, eager to learn, team player, hard worker in a face paced environment.  Willing to train the right candidate.

Under moderate supervision, performs a variety of routine procedures and assists in endoscopic procedures, conducts preventative maintenance on equipment, labels specimens under the direct supervision of the MD, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Scope room:

  • Conducts preventative maintenance on equipment according to center procedures; may perform minor repairs as necessary; advises appropriate staff members of equipment malfunctions.
  • Maintains endoscopic and laboratory equipment in a clean and orderly manner; disinfects equipment and accessories per manufacturer’s guidelines following mandated procedures
  • Prepare kits for each case bringing them into the procedure rooms and setting up
  • Precleaning scopes after each case is complete in procedure room
  • Performs quality control check on equipment, machinery & chemicals
  • Assists with the turnover of procedure rooms
  • Documents all maintenance and reprocessing of equipment.
  • Maintains current logs and documentation as required

SEE CHAPTER 8 & MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPROCESSING GUIDELINES

Pre/ post op/ general unit assistance

  • Clean & disinfect stretchers & make beds as needed
  • Assist in obtaining pre-procedural patient data and recording of data
  • Cleans and prepares gurneys for patients coming in for the procedure
  • Assist RN in giving juice or water to the patient as directed
  • Accompany patients to their car as directed by RN
  • Telephone patient’s ride informing them that patient is ready to be picked-up wit documentation
  • Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of the recovery/admission area
  • Brings patients into unit, introducing yourself and confirming patient identifiers & procedure. Assist with patient getting dressed and taking VS, prioritizing while making sure a patient is admitted for each doctor, asking if patients need bathroom, documenting where pt is, getting blanket, putting away clothes under bed, getting basket for breakables/ valuables, asking them if they need anything and getting magazine, making sure bed in low position
  • Focus on patient safety including making sure bed is in low position, lights are on and floor is clean, free of debris
  • Check in on patients that are waiting asking if they need something. If a doctor is very behind, offer to speak with ride.
  • Patient should be checked on every so often ~15 min or less even if it is just walking by asking if they need anything.
  • Clean beds using appropriate PPE’s including cords, baskets, chairs, BP cuff and all areas of bed including underneath etc, making new beds, moving beds to appropriate  space
  • Assist anesthesia to guide bed with anesthesia into bay as needed/ help hook up patient to VS monitor
  • Take clothes out from bottom tray and lower beds
  • Call rides and document in Provation completing full question.
  • Assist if patient needs help getting dressed at the request of the nurse (do not get patient up if not checked with nurse)
  • Get snacks and replenish as needed
  • Verify if patient is able to leave with nurse. When people leave, document time patient left.
  • Take out laundry
  • Make laundry kits
  • Get report documentation sorted if able
  • Assist any post op patients walking from bathroom

During cases with no nurse present, the responsibility of the technician is:

Procedure room assistance:

  • Under the direction of physician or registered nurse, assists in performing endoscopic procedures such as biopsies, brushings, washings, dilations, polypectomies, labels specimens, and assists staff in procedure room in monitoring patient’s condition, assisting with basic BLS requirements.
  • Delivers specimens to appropriate locations.
  • Ensures procedure rooms and storage areas are maintained with necessary supplies; restocks as necessary.
  • Maintains work area and procedure rooms in a neat, clean and orderly manner according to departmental procedures.
  • Stays current and practices GI guidelines.
  • Interviewing patients in accordance with safety checklists, confirming duel identifications and documenting all pertinent information.
  • Transport patients to and from pre/post procedural areas.
  • A technician will not be used without a nurse for any conscious sedation cases or non sedation cases.
  • The technician will assist in procedures where an anesthesiologist and GI physician are present.
  • The technician will only do tasks under the direct supervision of a MD or RN anticipating the needs they may have.
  • Assist with positioning patients and applying abdominal pressure technique as needed.
  • Recording services rendered with the direct supervision of the physician and the post op diagnosis.
  • The technician will fill out all paperwork with either an RN and/or MD to cosign to confirm correct information.
  • The technician will assist with bringing the patient into the room and assisting set up the monitoring equipment. The anesthesiologist will always be ultimately responsible for monitoring the patient and setup.
  • The technician will not give any medication or draw up any solutions. If this is needed, a nurse will be called.
  • The technician will call for a nurse for the following reasons:
  • GI Bleed
  • Foreign body removal
  • Variceal Bleed