Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee, assist in the preparation of and during Endoscopy procedures in various locations in the Hospital as directed. Duties are performed in strict compliance with the Hospital and Regulatory Agencies’ policies and procedures.
Professionally and courteously interact with staff, patients and their families, physicians, other healthcare providers and Hospital & University officials.
Assists Endoscopists during procedures as directed
Cleans, disinfects and stores endoscopes according to manufacturers’ directives and recommendations.
Assists with inspection and maintenance of endoscopes and equipment in the unit.
Takes inventory of supplies in transport cart and restocks as necessary.
Keeps rooms stocked with necessary supplies.
Wipes/sanitizes carts, sinks and room after each procedure.
Sets up Endoscopy rooms for all procedures according to established guidelines.
Participates in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
Transports patients safely to and from the Endoscopy area as needed.
Assists in the preparation and positioning of beds and orientating patient to room.
Performs personal hygiene activities for patient as needed.
Transports patient care equipment from one area to another, including assembling of such equipment.
Transports and handles specimens
Provides post-mortem care in caring of deceased bodies such as labeling, wrapping dentures, and securing patient valuables.
Orient and precept new Endoscopy Technicians
Assists in supply inventory, establishing and maintaining adequate levels of supplies and equipment.
Reports equipment malfunctioning to appropriate staff and properly prepares items to be shipped out as necessary.
Assists in the observation of patient pre and post procedure. Reports all observed changes and/or abnormalities in patient’s condition as directed.
Participates in activities that contribute to technical and professional growth and development.
Complies with the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
Establishes and maintains effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
Knowledge of the fundamentals of anatomy, Endoscopy procedures, aseptic techniques, surgical instruments and the care of surgical instruments.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of the use and care of and proper sterilization methods of endoscopes.
Knowledge of the proper care and use of video equipment.
Ability to set up room and equipment required for various Endoscopy procedures.
Competent use of steam sterilizer and Steris System One.
Ability to clean and operate various scope cleaning systems.
Ability to function as an individual and as part of a team.
Ability to maintain a professional attitude at all times.
Competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information.
Achieve appropriate Hospital performance, quality and productivity standards as established.
- High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
- Graduate of a training program for endoscopy technicians or HUH training if available.
- One year experience working as an endoscopy technician in an acute care setting or Endoscopy Lab.
- Current American Heart Association BLS certificate