HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Endoscopy Tech PRN in Houston, Texas
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: *Under the direction of a GI/Endoscopy R. N.c*ontributes to the company’s mission and vision by assisting with the care of patients undergoing GI/Endoscopy procedures.
SUPERVISOR -Nurse Manager, Nurse Supervisor, or designee.
OPERATIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: * Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the GI/Endoscopy technician in accordance with facility policy and procedures. * Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance, cleanliness, and sterilization/disinfection of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environment for the provision of patient care. * Demonstrates knowledge of high disinfection and sterilization of endoscopy equipment. (Maintains daily log, testing for efficacy of disinfecting solution with each cycle, performs biological tests, test strips quality controls, and completes log, as per facility policies). * Proficient in the care, handling, and disinfection of all endoscopes and accessories. * Prepares the endoscopy unit adequately and ensures availability of necessary GI equipment and supplies. * Verifies proper functioning of equipment prior to procedure. Report malfunctioning equipment immediately to nurse manager. * Utilizes good customer service while interacting with patient, family and physicians. Keeps patient and family informed on a timely basis. * Utilizes appropriate patient identifiers prior to all interventions. * Assists the physician with interventions as indicated (positioning, preparing specimens, GI tract tattooing, etc.) * Proficient in the care, handling and disinfection of all endoscopes and accessories. * Practices Standard Precautions. * Cleans GI treatment rooms between procedures and prepares rooms for next case. * Demonstrates appropriate aseptic techniques as indicated by interventions (hand hygiene, and equipment preparation). * Maintains patient privacy, comfort, and safety throughout the stay i.e. bed rails up, brakes on stretchers, positioning, etc. * Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients and stretchers to prevent injury to patient and self. * Assists in the maintenance, care and labeling of specimens. Identifies specimen with surgeon and passes specimen to the circulating RN. * Assists the R.N. and/or physician as needed. * Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a calm and controlled manner. * Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous materials/wastes. * Restocks area daily, using appropriate par levels and daily stock sheets while utilizing facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices. * Checks for outdated sterile supplies and instruments and assists with reprocessing as needed. * Prepares procedure room for use the following day by bringing in equipment, setting up, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting to supervisor items that are needed and not available. * Spends appropriate time and energy on tasks and assignments based on the policies that are supportive of the Center’s goals and objectives. * Functions independently according to job responsibilities and within scope of practice utilizing current standards of care. * Takes personal initiative to maintain current BCLS, and other required certification (if indicated) current as defined by job role. * Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices. * Attends all mandatory in-services, staff meetings, and participates in emergency drills. * Participates in the orientation of new employees. * Completes annual competency and other required education as assigned. * Maintains confidentiality of records and patient information at all times. * Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”. * While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current Position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).
Age Specific Care: * The patient care requirements may include those of pediatric, child and adolescent when such patient populations are served, as well as adult and geriatric.
BEHAVIORAL SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS: · Supports and adheres to all company and Center policies and procedures. · Supports and adheres to HCA Code of Conduct, related Ethics and Compliance policies, and HIPAA requirements.· Supports and adheres to personnel policies and programs which specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system, quality improvement program, patient safety initiatives, and risk management program. · Participates in Best Practices, Quality/Risk Initiatives, RCA’s and other teams to improve patient care. · Interacts with patients, fellow employees, physicians, and other stakeholders in a manner which encourages quality patient care, harmonious working relationships, positive customer relations, and which enhances the image and reputation of the center. · Demonstrates dependability and accountability. · Demonstrates a willingness to help others. · Supports the center’s mission by providing flexibility in assignment changes, dependability in attendance, punctuality, timely completion of assignments. · Maintains a professional image through proper attire, language, and conduct. · Keeps management informed of any malfunctions in instruments, equipment, and supplies. · Displays willingness to speak up about safety issues or change practices to enhance safety; asks for help when needed; enhances teamwork; follows the safety standards/practices/policies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Maintains current knowledge of advances and current trends in GI/Endo procedures and techniques.
- Knowledge of endoscopes use and maintenance.
- Knowledge and ability to identify and select GI instruments and equipment necessary for patient procedures i.e. endoscopic set up, scopes, video equipment, and safe use of electro-surgical unit.
- Demonstrates knowledge of principles of safe electro cautery.
- Knowledge of current practice related to hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique.
- Knowledge of current practice of decontamination, high level disinfectant and sterilization procedures.
- Demonstrates attention to detail by ensuring that all documentation is legible, complete, accurate, and factual.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, systems and objectives.
- Has knowledge of patient rights and strives to improve patient outcomes by respecting each patient’s cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values.
- Knowledge of applicable regulatory, compliance, and accreditation standards and requirements.
- Possesses critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrates a willingness to listen to others and openly expresses respect for differing opinions.
- Demonstrates leadership, effective organizing, and planning skills.
- Effective problem solving skills to include data analysis and judgment to make effective decisions.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- High Impact Communication - Effective oral and written communication skills
- Computer Skills – Knowledge and basic use of computer skills.
- Maintains high level of confidentiality at all times.
- Ability to build trust and gain respect through effective team leadership and participation skills.
*EDUCATION: * * Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technology program preferred.
EXPERIENCE:· One year acute care experience; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:· Valid BCLS Certification upon employment**online certification not acceptable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:· Work hours are variable based on patient care needs; · Ability to sit and stand for prolong periods of time, ability to walk, some bending, stooping and stretching; · Capability for overhead and low reaching activities; · Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, and occasional use of other office equipment; · Requires normal range of hearing/eyesight/voice projection to record, prepare, and communicate appropriately; · Physical strength for equipment needs and patient care activities; may require frequent lifting/moving up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting/moving in excess of 50 pounds; · Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs; · Ability to make constant/frequent judgment/response to problem; · Exposure to noisy equipment; · Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, high stress/pressure, handles emergency or crisis situations, regular interaction with emotional patients and/or family members; · Work is performed in a patient care setting and may involve exposure to infections, communicable diseases and hazardous materials, radiation/laser, waste gases and blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to water and chemicals used in disinfection/sterilization process.
Title: Endoscopy Tech PRN
Location: Texas-Houston-Bay Area Houston Endoscopy
Requisition ID: 26462-70432