Aug 02, 2021

Endoscopy Technician - Endoscopy Clinic

  • Swedish
  • Edmonds, WA, USA

Job Description

Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Endoscopy Technician (Per Diem, Day Shift) to work in the Endoscopy Clinic at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

Under the direction of a Charge RN, prepares all equipment for endoscopic procedures, cleans equipment properly using appropriate protocols and procedures, prepares equipment for repair and tracks repairs, and assists in all Endoscopic procedures for the proper operation Gastroenterology Endoscopic unit. Accountable for demonstrating knowledge of principles and practice of aseptic techniques, and all Quality assurance activities related to infection control and disinfection/sterilization of endoscopic equipment

In this position you will:

  • Prepares endoscopy room, including physical environment and equipment; informs RN of equipment that needs to be replaced or repaired. Assures equipment is in good working order; maintains records of equipment sent for repair or ordered as replacement equipment. Cleans and disinfects equipment; processes and sterilizes equipment according to OR protocol. Assists physician with endoscopy procedures. Assures patient has a signed consent before start of procedure.
  • Appropriately handles all tissue/specimens. Prepares cytology slides and pathology specimens assuring the correct fixation and orientation, and delivers to proper area in Lab. Assists with transportation of patients to patient floor under direction of the RN. Documents appropriately on the treatment record and charge form. Maintains endoscopy unit in a clean, organized manner. Monitors appropriate stock levels in Endoscopy and notifies RN of any needed supplies. Incorporates positive guest relations with patient, family and healthcare team. Participates in Endoscopy call when assigned. Maintains confidentiality of patient records.
  • Attends department meetings and in-service programs. Clerical responsibilities include answering telephones and correctly relaying messages, scheduling cases in the absence of the RN, processing charges if needed, preparing patient chart before procedure. Knows and supports District mission, policies, procedures, protocols and standards. Has a working knowledge of BLS and the District's/hospital's fire and disaster plans. Assists with Quality Assurance activities related to equipment, physical environment and patient care.
  • Assists in operating room for inter-operative Gastroenterology procedures and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Participates in unit-based Quality Improvement Program in an effort toward improving patient care.
  • Performs any other related duties as directed by the RN.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Current Surgical Technologist, Nursing Assistant Certification or Certified Medical Assistant in the state of Washington
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)
  • Qualified candidates must be able to successfully complete GI Scope Certification Exam upon meeting eligibility requirements within one year of assuming the position
  • One (1) year previous experience required to include scope processing, scheduling procedures, computer data entry, and assisting in the procedure room

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years Previous experience required to include scope processing, scheduling procedures, computer data entry, and assisting in the procedure room
  • GI Scope Certification

About the Edmonds Campus.

Swedish Edmonds has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the Greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. Swedish Edmonds is an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

  • 217 licensed beds.
  • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff.
  • 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.
  • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://swedish.jobs/why-swedish/#benefits-rewards

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Endoscopy Techs

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 303368