Under the direction of the Nursing Coordinator II, the Endoscopy Technician prepares the endoscopy room and equipment and provides direct assistance during procedures. Cleans and sterilizes, performs high level disinfection and maintenance of scopes, equipment and supplies used during endoscopic procedures. Responsible for collecting biopsies during procedures and preparation/transport of specimen to the laboratory. Assists with admission, recovery and discharge. Follows established infection control/prevention policies and procedures.
A high school diploma or GED is required. (Must provide diploma at time of interview)
Completion of a GI Technical Specialist (GTS) associates program administered by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) is required . (Must provide proof at time of interview)
A minimum of two (2) years of experience as an Endoscopy Technician is required .
Completion of an approved OR/Surgical Technician program or approved military program is preferred.
Certification as a Surgical/Operating Room Technologist or Sterile Processing Technician is preferred.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
Internal Number: 205902
About Cook County Health & Hospitals System
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.