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UnityPoint Health Endoscopy Technician in Bettendorf, Iowa

Endoscopy Technician assists the medical team that uses endoscopes to diagnose and/or treat gastrointestinal problems. The Endoscopy Technician interacts with patients, prepares the room and equipment, and provides support to physicians and nurses while the procedure is underway. The endoscopy technician handles specimens collected and high level disinfect of equipment.

UnityPoint Health - Trinity, in the Quad Cities, is a regional integrated health care delivery system including four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa with a total of 584 licensed inpatient beds. Trinity’s hospitals, clinics, home health care agency, mental health center, health sciences college and residency program employ more than 3,000 employees. Together, we are working toward physician-driven, patient-centered care to achieve our vision of delivering the best outcome for every patient, every time.

The Quad Cities is a connected, creative and prosperous bi-state community on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The region is made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa - Moline, East Moline, and Rock island in Illinois - and other surrounding communities. The Quad Cities is a great place to live and work. It offers something for everyone including arts and culture, amazing festivals and events, innovative and superior schools and universities, and quality healthcare. The Quad Cities is a premier destination for young professionals and families and sits only hours away from Chicago, St. Louis, and Des Moines.

Patient Care:

  • Preparing and positioning patients for procedures.

  • Assists physician with instrumentation during procedures including the collection of specimens, cultures, and biopsies.

  • Ability to handle pressure and think quickly to address the needs of the patient and nursing unit.

  • Assists with off shift GI cases being on-call as needed. Response time will follow current policies.

  • Develops knowledge of the Endoscopy patient population and of nursing routines and assists as needed with basic patient-care tasks under direct supervision of an RN. Assists in emergency procedures in an inpatient setting

  • Assists with advanced procedures such as ERCPs.

  • The endo tech will be able to assist with greeting patient and driver. They will instruct the driver on the process and take the patient to the admit room, so they can dress for the procedure.

  • The endo tech, under the direct supervision of the RN, will assist with patient discharge. This will include, assisting the patient with activity and diet. They will chart in EPIC, any task that they have performed. They will assist patients in getting dressed and help them out to their vehicle as necessary.

  • Supports UPH/Trinity’ s safety initiatives to improve patient safety.

  • Support customer satisfaction initiatives.

  • Supports regulatory recommendations and changes.

  • Actively participates in timeout process and specimen verification. Proper labeling of specimen will be a dual process between nurse and tech.

  • Ability to follow detailed procedures. Must be able to listen to instruction, translate it into activity, and reproduce what is taught.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, purpose and correct dosage of medications and solutions used on the endoscopy procedural field

  • Correctly labels medications and solutions and monitors quantities used on the procedural field

Sterilization:

  • Adheres to the competencies and guidelines for high level disinfectant and gas sterilization.

  • Consistently and comprehensively practices universal precautions to prevent the transmission of infection to self or others.

  • Is knowledgeable of and consistently and comprehensively practices the appropriate handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals to ensure hospital compliance with OSHA standards and to ensure the prevention of contamination or injury to self or others.

  • Is responsible for the appropriate care and handling of endoscopes and all auxiliary equipment, including proper inspecting, cleaning, disinfecting, processing, assembling, and storing of the above as defined by unit-based standards. Is knowledgeable regarding clean, disinfected, and sterile. Tech can apply learnings of high level disinfectant and consistently adheres to all applications to prevent patient contamination and/or infection.

Room Set up And Equipment Maintenance:

  • Pre-cleans and reprocesses all types of scopes following manufactures instructions.

  • Assists with room clean up and turn-around post-procedures.

  • Restocks rooms as necessary

  • Monitor and reorder supplies as necessary

  • Oversees the proper functioning of equipment by requesting and monitoring routine maintenance. Identifies functional problems with equipment, performs basic troubleshooting of equipment, requests equipment repairs and maintains repair records.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Patient care in hospital setting, basic ECG. A minimum training/orientation period of 12 weeks to become proficient in the job. Must have a knowledge of basic medical terminology and strong communication skills. Prior endoscopy or gastrointestinal disorders knowledge.

License(s)/Certificatin(s): Must have CPR current certification. CNA, CPR, MA, EMT, or Surgical Technician. CRCST, Endoscopic Technician Certificate preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Mets all FOCUS value standards. Must possess excellent communication skills. Must have knowledge and ability to use computer applications. After 6 months, through job experience, the Technician must obtain fluency in hospital terminology, basic knowledge of descriptive GI anatomy and physiology, the prevention and control of infection; and scope reprocessing. Understanding endoscopy setting and procedures. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of decontamination and high level disinfectant process.

Requisition ID: 2020-80803

Street: 4500 Utica Ridge Rd

Name: 6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity

Name: Ambulatory Services- BE

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 32 hours/week, 1st shift hours, 4-8 hour shifts, start time can vary between 6:30am-8:30am, will vary based off the Endo/Surgery schedule, Call includes once/week and every 4th weekend

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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