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GI/Endoscopy Tech

Company: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number: 193070

Department: GI Endoscopy/Gastric Lab - Buck Level 3

Hours: 7:30a-6:00p

In this position; a 4 day/10 hour shift, you will engage with healthcare teams in the performance of Endoscopic procedures, specifically operating equipment.

--- Perform ?pre-procedure? duties including: Pre-Procedure: contacting patient prior to appointment for pre-procedure confirmation and prep instruction review: Day of Procedure: room set-up for each procedure, engaging with providers as necessary to ensure all required equipment is ready for use.
--- Perform quality assurance on equipment prior to use.
--- Assist patients with preparation for procedures including entering data into Cerner as delegated by RN. Assists RN with patient readiness including checking vitals, patient positioning, performing enemas, taking blood glucose reading, and performing equipment safety checks.
--- Participates in pre-procedure time out as part of healthcare team.
--- Engage with patient as necessary to ensure their comfort.
--- Assist with procedures and operate a variety of equipment under the direction of the provider.
--- Collect, prepare and label specimens during endoscopic exams. Prepare pathology slips according to standard work.
--- Assist with care of patient in recovery as delegated by RN including taking and documenting vital signs, removing IV catheter, and ambulating patients as necessary in preparation of discharge.
--- Hand off information between procedure rooms, equipment inventory and other staff members ensuring that procedures start on time with all necessary equipment available and ready for use.

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.?

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters? your patients.

Qualifications:

--- High school diploma or GED and the ability to read and comprehend at a 12th Grade Level or above is required.
--- Must be able to read, understand and implement instructions related to proper cleaning and high level disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes and accessories as well as various complex therapeutic modalities.
--- Completion of an accredited medical assistant course is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
--- Requires certification as a GI Technical Specialist from the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) to be completed within 6 months.
--- Completion of SGNA GI Advance Assistant program preferred.
--- Requires moderate physical strength in moving and adjusting equipment and patients. Requires good auditory and visual acuity and good manual dexterity.
--- Requires a mature attitude and ability to maintain good rapport with patients, families, physicians, and other medical center personnel.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the nation, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.??

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Keywords: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle , GI/Endoscopy Tech, Other , Seattle, Washington

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