Endoscopy Job Description

Endoscopy Job Description

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Endoscopy provides technical expert advice for high level disinfection policy, protocol and performance monitoring for complex procedures and equipment, and management of digestive conditions.

Endoscopy Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective endoscopy job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included endoscopy job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Expected to know the set up for numerous technical procedures and related equipment and accessories including band ligation, liver biopsy, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement, and other less common procedures
Patient safety during electrocautery procedures, ensuring proper patient grounding and proper function of electrocautery equipment
Patient safety during electrocautery procedures to ensure the proper patient grounding and proper function of electrocautery equipment
Assist during procedures as directed by the nurse or physician
Schedule all inpatient and outpatient procedures
Assists nurses and physicians in all aspects of GI procedures
Comply with all department specific policies and procedures
Assist in performing Endoscopy procedures in the GI lab and OR through the utilization of specialized equipment and under the direction of a qualified physician
Expected to know the set up for numerous technical procedure and related equipment and accessories, including band ligation, liver biopsy, percutaneous gastroscopy tube placement, and other less common procedures
Ensures necessary equipment and supplies are available for procedures

Endoscopy Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Endoscopy

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, BCLS, NAC, C.N.A, SGNA, CNA, ACLS, CPR, CBSPD, AHA

Education for Endoscopy

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the endoscopy job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Associate Degrees, Education, Nursing Program, Graduate, Patient Care, School of Nursing, Healthcare, Associates

Skills for Endoscopy

Desired skills for endoscopy include:

Administering and monitoring IV conscious sedation medications and recognizes the need for reversal drugs
High disinfection and sterilization of endoscopy equipment
Psychosocial
Customer
Procedures
Advise on appropriate product selection
Answer customer questions about product functionality and distinguish Stryker products from those of Stryker’s competitors
Accreditation standards and requirements
Applicable regulatory
Compliance

Desired experience for endoscopy includes:

Provide care that addresses the specific needs of age groups from infant to elderly
Customize to a variety of needs specific to impairments such as hearing, sight, substance abuse, non-English speaking, and potential victims of abuse
Incorporate knowledge and understanding of commitment to patient rights, value statement, mission statement, code of ethics, and patient responsibilities into the performance of job responsibilities
Preparing procedure room for case, maintaining clean examination areas by setting up rooms, and cleaning instruments after case
Initiating cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
Troubleshooting equipment malfunction, calling for yearly equipment checks, and calling equipment vendors for assistance

Endoscopy Examples

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Endoscopy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of endoscopy. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for endoscopy
  • Work closely with all members of medical procedures team to provide direct patient care in an effort to optimize positive patient outcomes
  • May assist with special procedures under the direction of the RN and MD (e.g., Yag lasers, wound care)
  • The patient care requirements may include those of pediatric, child and adolescent when such patient populations are served, adult and geriatric
  • Plans and delivers safe, effective nursing care until patient is transferred from his/her care to that of the recovery R.N
  • Verification of procedure
  • Responsible for care and maintenance of Automated Endoscope Reprocessors, including monitoring and changing of high level disinfectant
  • Assist patients in preparing for the scheduled exam
  • Maintain flexible scopes and other equipment
  • Coordinate procedure schedule with physicians and hospital departments and prepare daily schedule for distribution
  • Assist in patient check-in by obtaining all patient demographics to set up pre-registration account
Qualifications for endoscopy
  • Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA), AAS Surgical Tech Degree, EMT, or nursing student
  • Completion of 100-hour program for Nursing Assistant training, required
  • Previous experienced as a Nursing Assistant, preferred
  • Coordinate nursing coverage and assist the Nursing Supervisor with staff scheduling and on-call coverage
  • Collect, maintain and distribute all statistical information on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis
  • Clean and disinfect scopes, preparing scopes for repair
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Endoscopy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of endoscopy. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for endoscopy
  • Perform all endoscopic and electrodiagnostic procedures as directed by the physician
  • Assist the physician while performing endoscopic procedures and to provide appropriate patient care pre-and post-procedure under the supervision of a registered nurse/MD
  • Maintain sterile field during case and providing physician with sterile supplies and instruments during assigned procedures
  • Leak test, clean and high level disinfect endoscopes, TEE probes, endocavitary probes and other related items
  • Clean, high level disinfects accessory equipment
  • Manual clean endoscopes
  • Stock supplies for the dept
  • Transporting of scopes for repair
  • QC of detergents, chemicals, agents, and/or equipment
  • Operation of Automated Endoscope Reprocessors, Ultrasound machines, leak testers, automated HLD equipment
Qualifications for endoscopy
  • Previous experience working in the Operating Room or Endoscopy Unit preferred
  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) required within 2 years of hire into the position
  • Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a GI/Endoscopy, Preop/PACU or ICU setting
  • Role model employee code of conduct
  • Ability to meet functional/physical job requirements
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an endoscopy. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for endoscopy
  • Prepare patients for procedures by reviewing medical history, appropriately positioning patient and cleaning/shaving/numbing testing sites as appropriate
  • Monitor patient prior to, during and after procedures and promptly reports any abnormal findings in patient's condition
  • Endoscopy assists the physician during the procedure, performs housekeeping duties as necessary, assists with the maintenance of all supplies, provides assistance in emergency procedures elective and scheduled cases, assists in preparation and transportation of patients, and participants in the call schedule to assist the department in providing quality care
  • Schedules procedures accurately and appropriately
  • Administers medication accurately and promptly under the general supervision of a registered nurse
  • Performs personal care, diagnostic support duties and treatments according to procedure
  • Responds to patient's nursing needs, including physical comfort, and emotional needs and recognizing deviations from the normal
  • Participates and reinforces resources and referrals
  • Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team, interacting with patients, families, professionals and supportive personnel
  • Clearly demonstrates ability to comprehend, interpret, and function within the individual's Professional Practice
Qualifications for endoscopy
  • One year of prior medical experience preferred
  • Graduate of a formal program or equivalent training preferred
  • Endoscopy Technician certification or minimum of one (1) year experience within the specialty area
  • HS diploma/GED required / 1-year high volume processing endoscopy equipment/instrumentation (manual and automated/ AER)
  • Reprocessing competency demonstration before hire
  • Endoscopy certification to be obtained within one year of hire
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Endoscopy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of endoscopy. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for endoscopy
  • Assists in operating room for inter-operative Gastroenterology procedures and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Participates in ongoing activities/education/certification opportunities demonstrating personal accountability for owning one's practice
  • Maintains a safe, clean, therapeutic environment and adheres to infection control guidelines
  • Participates in accomplishing unit maintenance tasks which includes checking equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely
  • Identifies potential risk and takes necessary precautions to insure the safety of the patient
  • Assists in the transporting and moving of patients, cleaning of assigned areas, stocking of supplies, cleaning / processing endoscopes, performing environmental maintenance duties, and other duties as directed and supervised by the RN
  • Performs under the direct supervision of the RN in Endoscopy
  • Provides Endoscopy support
  • Provides general assistance and supportive tasks as directed and direct and indirect patient care in the healthcare care setting
  • Meets the communication needs of patient and family
Qualifications for endoscopy
  • Graduate of an Endoscopic or Surgical Technician Program
  • Able to stay later than 4 p.m
  • Must not be in any form of corrective action status per contract
  • One-Two years of experience
  • BLS and Endoscope Re-Processor certification preferred
  • Inpatient Procedure Experience Required
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Endoscopy Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of endoscopy. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for endoscopy
  • Ensure the highest quality of care in compliance with regulations
  • The GI Technician is accountable to and performs duties under the direct on-site supervision of the licensed nurse for the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient according to ethical, professional and legal standards inherent in patient care and professional conduct, , patient bill of rights and confidentiality
  • The GI Technician accepts assignments from the licensed nurse that are commensurate with his/her experience, knowledge and ability
  • Interpret, describe and report test results
  • Prepare and maintain equipment, supplies and lab area
  • Enhance the patient experience by responding to requests and working in collaboration with others to improve patient satisfaction
  • Contribute to the success of the department through efficient and effective turnaround times
  • Participate in the creation of a financially effective facility through the efficient utilization of resources
  • Function as a member of the team through active participation in staff meetings, committees, and special projects
  • Perform terminal cleaning of each operating room daily, including thorough decontamination of furniture, equipment and air vents
Qualifications for endoscopy
  • Completion of SGNA Associates program
  • Experience with decontamination and disinfection of equipment and instrumentation
  • Completion of SGNA Associates program for non surgical tech / LPN employees (Preferred)
  • For cost center 0220, CNA certification is required
  • OC21 - Completion of the SGNA Advanced Associates Program (certificate required)
  • Central Processing Certification by IAHCSMM – International Association for Healthcare (Preferred)

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