The Care/Endoscopy Technician is a part of the perioperative team and performs patient care in support of the rest of the care team. The tech prepares and maintains the interments, equipment, and sterile environment necessary for gastroenterology procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:A
Prepares Preop and PACU for the planned surgical day. Assembles charts accurately, gathers appropriate labels, lab data, H & P, etc, for the chart as soon as available. Shows initiative in completing the chart assembly. Anticipates the unitas needs for the day. Has O2 tanks and CPM pads readily available day as evident by feedback from leadership, coworkers, and peers.
Assists with and performs patient care including collection of patient information, accurate reading and documentation of vital signs, and recording input and output activities and treatments on the EMR.
Performs Preop Interview within scope of practice. Refers appropriate questions to nursing or anesthesia staff when unsure of clinical data as evidenced by leadership, nursing, and anesthesia feedback.
Assists the physician in the performance of advanced procedures such as colonoscopies and endoscopies. Assists with the collection of specimens and prepares specimens for pathology. Assists with therapeutic intervention such as balloon dilations and polypectomy.
Demonstrates the ability to work with providers by accurately receiving and implementing instructions and orders.
Sterilizers and prepares rooms and equipment, such as scopes, before and after procedures.
Verifies proper equipment functions and performs safety checks. Maintains and facilitates repairs of endoscopic equipment.
Demonstrates clinical knowledge in all patient types and age groups to meet patient care needs/outcomes within the practice.
Protects patients and employees by assisting in maintaining a clean, safe working environment, and adhering to infection control policies and protocols.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize delegated duties and communicates with appropriate personnel when the task will be completed if there is a conflict as evidenced by coworker feedback.
Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
One year experience preferred.
One of the following is required: aC/ Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the state of Colorado
aC/ Certified in the state of Colorado as Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
aC/ Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
aC/ Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by American Medical Technologist (AMT)
aC/ National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) by the National Center for Competency Testing
aC/ Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcare Association
aC/ Medical Assistant Certification (MAC) by the American Medical Certification Association
aC/ Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association required.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
For a Medical Assistant: Completion of a Medical Assistant Training program for positions hired after 09/15/2018 required
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