The GI Technician assists the RN and Physician by being an expert with the technical components, supplies and equipment involved in Endoscopy procedures. In addition to assisting the provider throughout the diagnostic and therapeutic procedure the GI Tech sets up and turns around the room pre and post procedure. The GI Tech assists with Endoscopy procedures in the Critical Care Units and Operating Rooms as needed and is responsible for transporting appropriate equipment to set up in these other locations. 24 hr call once per week as well as one weekend every 6 weeks is a requirement of this position. The GI Tech is also responsible for pre-cleaning, decontamination, and high-level disinfection of the endoscope and may be asked to cover for the Scope Cleaner position.
Completion of a Surgical Technician Program at a Nationally Accredited School or equivalent military training program or
One year of experience, within the last five years, of clinical or hospital based GI procedure unit or a surgical procedure room setting including assembling supplies and instruments; preparing room for procedures; and participating as a member of the procedural team
Knowledge of GI anatomy and physiology
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
One year experience as GI Tech or scrub tech
Familiarity with GI Preps, familiarity with Spyglass, Barrx, Double Balloon Enteroscopy, GI Stents, Pill Cam Placements, Bravo Probe Placement, Polypectomy, Emergency procedures and Pediatric patients
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