GI Technician in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/14/2022

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Job Description

Why Us

For over 100 years, West Suburban Medical Center has supported generations of families in the Oak Park and surrounding areas. Our kind, caring hospital staff have a passion to heal and make a difference in our community. We understand that our employees are the heart of our facility. If you are looking for a family atmosphere, a company committed to professional growth and a culture that embraces our five core values of Quality. Innovation. Service. Integrity. Transparency.

We offer a competitive benefits package including competitive salary, 401(k) savings plan, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time-off program, Tuition reimbursement, etc.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator of the GI Lab and under the supervision of a registered nurse and according to established policies and procedures assists with endoscopy and out patient procedures as a tech member of the endoscopy/procedural team. Prepares instruments and supplies and maintains a clean and safe working environment. While actual duties and responsibilities may vary, the following are expectations of the work being performed.

Job Duties

• Proceeds to assigned room on time.

• Ensures the presence of all instruments, equipment and supplies necessary for endoscopy/out patient procedure in accordance with doctors’ preference and established standards and in conjunction with the procedure room nurse begins to set up before patient arrives in room, inspects instruments and equipment to ensure appropriate functionality, prepare required supplies, arrange instruments, supplies and equipment.

• Assists gastroenterologist as a technical assistant according to prescribed standards. Passes instruments, devices and sponges according to the doctor’s request and anticipation of needs. Assists the physician with obtaining and retrieving specimens, foreign bodies and previously placed therapeutic devices.

• Utilizes strict sterile clean techniques in all appropriate situations and monitors the use of such by other personnel.

• Assists in the transportation and positioning of patients when necessary.

• Assists the gastroenterologist with specimen collection working collaboratively with the procedure room nurse for accurate preparation and labeling.

• Appropriately prepare instruments and devices for decontamination by following specifications for pre-cleaning. Returns soiled instruments and devices to the soiled utility room. Performs a manual clean by then placing instruments and devices in appropriate high level disinfection/sterilization machine/solutions.

• Performs care, maintenance and appropriate storage of instruments according to the manufacturer’s specifications, SGNA guidelines and departmental policies. Performs daily routine maintenance of reprocessing equipment according to the guidelines, standards and manufacturers specifications.

• Restocks supplies in the procedure and recovery rooms, remove soiled linen bags to appropriate receptacle, cleans dirty patient carts and prepares with clean linen, maintains reprocessing logs, refrigerator logs and equipment repair logs. Evaluates equipment and sends out for repair as necessary.

• Assists in the orientation and development of other staff members. Functions as a preceptor when appropriate.

• Evaluates environmental safety and provides environment that is safe based on the age and developmental status of the patient.

• Assists in the Recovery Room with post procedure care under the direction of the Recovery Room nurse. Documenting vital signs, ambulating patients and provides for patients biological and comfort needs.

• Assumes responsibility as a unit secretary during breaks, lunches and staffing shortages as necessary.

• Participates in departmental quality improvement initiatives.

• Conforms to the established Standards of Behavior.

• Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• The level of knowledge normally acquired to be a Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician required

• One (1) to two (2) years of experience as a CNA, MA or EMT with knowledge of aseptic technique preferred

• Successful completion of CPR with current certification required

• Successful completion of GI Technician Program

West Suburban Medical Center and Pipeline Health Network provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Endoscopy Tech: 2 years (Required)

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Required)

Work Location: One location