Endoscopy Technician UNC MEADOWMONT
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 15, 2022
Description Become part of an inclusive organization with over
40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health
and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:
This position performs basic Nursing Assistant activities. This
position also provides assistance to the physician during operative
and invasive procedures. This position functions to assure
endoscopy suite is adequately prepared for procedure and monitors
PAR level of all surgical instruments and supplies. Reprocess and
maintain of endoscopes and other endoscopy equipment.
1. Clerical--Uses computer scheduling system to schedule endoscopy
procedures at mutually acceptable times. Performs receptionist/
clerical duties as needed. Orders and stocks supply inventory,
prepares rooms and equipments to accommodate patient load. Runs
errands as necessary to lab, pharmacy, CD. Understands operation,
function and handling of equipment, supplies.
2. Clinical--Assists MD and RN with endoscopic procedures under
supervision registered nurse. Utilizes instruments during
procedures. Assists with the delivery of direct nursing care.
Assists with admission and discharge of patients. Assists with
patient identification and vital signs. Documents/ charts on forms
as required. Assists with positioning of patient. Assists with
collection and preparation of endoscopy specimens. Demonstrates a
cooperative nature with physicians and nurses while responding to
needs and requires of patients/ families.
3. Professional Development-- Maintains BLS and competencies as
prescribed by department annual Endoscopy Technician checklist.
Attends inservices and organizational meetings.
4. Technical-- Attends all required training and completes all
required competencies for high-level disinfection (HLD) processes -
initially and yearly as required by UNC Medical Center policy.
Demonstrates proficiency in reprocessing and maintenance of
endoscopes and other endoscopic equipment per UNC Infection
Prevention endoscope policy and manufacturer instructions for use
(IFUs) for specific equipment in use, including specific
endoscopes. Maintains automated endoscope reprocessors (AERs)
and/or vapor management hoods (if relevant). Ensures the correct
hookups and adapters are in use for channeled scopes reprocessed in
AERs. Checks all chemical levels in reservoirs and basins to ensure
adequacy. Checks minimum effective concentrations as appropriate
and per manufacturer's IFUs for HLD chemicals. Effectively
communicates information regarding scope repairs, loaners, supplies
and QI information by maintaining documentation of all actions. Has
knowledge of and appropriately dons and doffs personal protective
equipment (PPE) in the reprocessing room per policy and OSHA
regulations. Maintains supplies needed for cleaning and
reprocessing, and communicates effectively equipment failures and
needed repairs. Accurately records all necessary data in
appropriate logs according to UNC Medical Center policies.
Other InformationOther information:
--- Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technology program or
High School diploma or GED.
--- If graduation from an accredited Surgical Technology program:
No licensure or certification required.
--- If a High School diploma or GED: Licensed as a Nursing
Assistant I by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human
--- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- One (1) year of relevant health care experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Job DetailsLegal Employer: -STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: UNCH GI Procedures Meadowmont -Work Type: Full
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Endoscopy Technician UNC MEADOWMONT, Professions , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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