Endoscopy Tech Job Description

Endoscopy Tech Job Description

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Endoscopy tech provides safe, clean, tested and inspected items by performing decontamination and high-level disinfection/ Sterilization according to manufacture instructions.

Endoscopy Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assist in all endoscopy procedures including ERCP's and emergent GI procedures such as foreign body extraction and GI bleeders
Ensuring supplies and equipment are available and in working order for all surgical procedures
During surgical procedures, will anticipate the needs of the surgeon with a consistent level of competency
Follows written procedures for high-level disinfection
Provides treatments and procedures as indicated and within the defined scope of practice
Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for endoscopy procedures
Prepares for procedures, maintains an orderly environment, and anticipates needs of physician during procedure
Demonstrates proficiency in set up of multi-specialty endoscopy procedures
Assists physicians with routine endoscopic diagnostic procedures
Actively participates in training and mentoring endoscopy staff (techs, RNs) in advanced/therapeutic procedures, assists in training and validating competency of existing staff, and orients new hires to correct endoscopic techniques and processes

Endoscopy Tech Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Endoscopy Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BCLS, BLS, AHA, GI, CNA, SGNA, CPR

Education for Endoscopy Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the endoscopy tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, Supervision, Medical, Health, Associates, General Education, Surgical Technology, Nursing, Patient Care

Skills for Endoscopy Tech

Desired skills for endoscopy tech include:

High disinfection and sterilization of endoscopy equipment
Principles of growth and development over the life span of a patient
Procedures
Accreditation standards and requirements
Applicable regulatory
Aseptic and sterile technique
Compliance
Current practice of decontamination
Current practice related to hand hygiene
Organizational policies

Desired experience for endoscopy tech includes:

Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance, cleanliness, and sterilization/disinfection of instruments and equipment
Verifies proper functioning of equipment prior to procedure
Utilizes good customer service while interacting with patient, family and physicians
Assists in the maintenance, care and labeling of specimens
Assists the R.N
Label and document all specimens

Endoscopy Tech Examples

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Endoscopy Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an endoscopy tech. 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 tech
  • Provides technical services and assists in procedures as directed
  • Assist in all Pulmonary procedures such as Bronchoscopy and Thoracentesis
  • Assist with other minor procedures, such as eye cases and apligrafs, under the supervision of the RN or physician
  • Sets up procedures in accordance with physician's preference lists, type of procedure and location
  • Assists physicians and nurses to facilitate safe and effective completion of invasive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures
  • Provides technical assistance during procedures by trouble shooting and manipulating various pieces of equipment and the endoscope as directed by the physician
  • Function as sterile scrub caring for patients undergoing endoscopy procedures
  • Prepares rooms for Endoscopy procedures
  • Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and ambulatory care policies, procedures and standards
  • Assisting in setting up and preparing Operating Room for assigned surgeries
Qualifications for endoscopy tech
  • Verifying exposure to sterilization process and integrity of sterile packaging
  • Establishing and maintaining a sterile field for each surgical procedure
  • Assisting in room turn over
  • Assisting with the safe transfer and positioning of patients when possible
  • Assisting in stocking rooms and updating supplies
  • Demonstrating ability to operate sterilizer and all equipment in the OR suite
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Endoscopy Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an endoscopy tech. 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 tech
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation and supplies needed for specific endoscopy procedures
  • Functions as assistant during procedures
  • Demonstrating good interpersonal skills by a willingness to help others and acceptance of constructive criticism
  • Picking supplies and equipment for surgical cases utilizing physician preference cards
  • May be required to clean, inspect, prepare, wrap and sterilize surgical trays in the SPD area as staffing/volumes require
  • Graduate of a nursing program or graduate of a scrub tech approved program for Certification required
  • One year previous OR Tech experience or graduate from approved Surgical/OR tech school
  • Certification is required within one year of hire date or any nursing degree
  • Ensures endoscopy suite is adequately prepared for procedure
  • Monitors PAR level of all endoscopy instruments and supplies
Qualifications for endoscopy tech
  • Provides supportive care to patients under the direct supervision of an RN and physician
  • Demonstrates dexterity, knowledge and safety in the care and handling of endoscopy instrumentation and supplies, both sterile and unsterile
  • Checks all equipment/instruments needed, prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning
  • Graduate of Surgical Technology school/course or equivalent Endoscopy training
  • Current certification for CST (Preferred)
  • Minimum of 1 years’ work experience in the Endoscopy Unit (Preferred)
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Endoscopy Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an endoscopy tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for endoscopy tech
  • Under the direct supervision of the doctor performs or assists with diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures
  • Assists registered nurse and physician in exams and procedures by holding and passing endoscopes/colon scopes upon physician request
  • Transport case carts, equipment and supplies and disposes of hazardous waste according to policies and procedures
  • Complies with the Center’s policies, procedures and safety guidelines and ensures a safe work and patient care environment
  • Maintains C.S
  • Technician will assist with the turn-over & set-up of procedure rooms
  • Identifies and assists to resolve problems with GI equipment
  • Prepares and cleans procedure room in an efficient and organized manner
  • Maintains established inventory levels
  • Reports any missing or malfunctioning equipment to appropriate personnel promptly
Qualifications for endoscopy tech
  • Requires current C.N.A
  • Previous experience in Central Sterilization or endoscopic processing preferred
  • Ensures specialized equipment and instruments are maintained
  • Current GI Scope Certification through CBSPD
  • 1 year of endoscopy procedure experience
  • Current Basic Life Support (American Heart Association)
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Endoscopy Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an endoscopy tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for endoscopy tech
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures
  • Participates in the daily activities of the department as an active team member
  • Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population and participates in related continuing education
  • Responsible for the care of the endoscopy patient by proficiently planning, implementing and evaluating the preparation of the endoscopy case and the endoscopy suites
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as necessary
  • 11 Pre-op and Post-op Rooms
  • Teamwork environment where you will be responsible for helping everyone in the department
  • On averages 15-30 cases are conducted daily
  • Leaders on this unit have a passion for supporting staff in reaching their professional goals, excellent practice, and collegial relationships
  • Set up sterile surgical field using aseptic technique, utilizing knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology and physician’s preferences for surgical instrumentation, suturing, passing, dissecting, retracting, and closing of surgical wounds
Qualifications for endoscopy tech
  • Previous endoscopy technician experience required within the last year required
  • Skills to work independently are essential
  • Utah CNA certification required
  • CNA experience
  • Two years of Endoscopy Tech Experience
  • BLS, SGNA Certification
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Endoscopy Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an endoscopy tech. 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 tech
  • Maintains current knowledge of endoscopic procedures and techniques currently utilized by physicians providing care in AdventHealth Endoscopic Department
  • Participates in the preparation of the patient for procedures as directed by the RN
  • Assist circulating Registered Nurse with operating room set up, equipment, and positioning of the surgical patient
  • Provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology
  • Maintains cleaning processes for scopes and the cleaning, disinfecting and storage areas on a daily basis
  • Assists in preparing procedure areas
  • Performs routine maintenance of scopes and endoscopic equipment
  • Participates in infection control studies
  • Entry Level - Maintains PCT educational requirements as outlined in the organizational checklists
Qualifications for endoscopy tech
  • Preferred recent experience in endoscopy or operating room
  • Current CNA training and/or certification
  • At least 1 year GI Laboratory experience
  • Prefer CNA, Nursing Assistant experience
  • This position requires a high school diploma, with English language mastery in order to read, understand & implement instructions related to proper cleaning and high level disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes and accessories various complex therapeutic modalities
  • Completion of an accredited medical assistant course is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training

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