Patient Care / Endoscopy Tech
This job is located at our Saint Anne's Hospital Hawthorn Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Center in Dartmouth MA. Located at 535 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
TITLE: Patient Care/Endoscopy Technician
Under the direction of the RN, the Patient Care Technician/Endoscopy Technician is responsible for assisting with the care and safety of the patient in the endoscopy suite and providing direct patient care pre and post operatively . Other duties include assisting the physician with endoscopy procedures and reprocessing of endoscopy equipment. He/She is responsible for performing a range of support activities that contribute to the overall efficiency of the endoscopy unit, Preop and PACU areas. Work involves maintaining inventory of supplies, disassembling, cleaning of working environment, high level disinfection, reprocessing and reassembling of endoscopy equipment. PACU and Pre-op duties include, but are not limited to vital signs, transferring patients, assisting patients with getting dressed, performing preoperative preps and scrubs, cleaning stretchers and bays, data entry and assisting the registered nurse.
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
- Assists physician with endoscopy procedure
- Cleaning of endoscopes: High level disinfection
- Processes all instruments and equipment for Endoscopy according to manufucterer’s recommendations
- Updates and maintains IFU’s related to endoscopy equipment and instrumentation
- Performs specimen handling
- Performs documentation and logs related to sterilization including temperature and humidity logs, eye wash log, and instrument/equipment repair log
- Assists with admission , discharge and transfer of patients
- Assists patients in getting dressed
- Cleans stretchers and pre & Post-op bays
- Point of Care testing-UCG and finger stick glucose
Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Ability to assist physician in all endoscopic procedures
- Knowledge of aseptic technique, infection control principles, high level disinfection, equipment and supply processing.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and is self motivated
- Excellent communication and organizational skills-ability to put patients at ease.
- Knowledge of Spauling Classification
- Knowledge of Universal Protocol
- Knowledge of AORN Standards and Recommended Practices
- Knowledge of AAMI Guidelines
- Ability to prioritize equipment needs of the endoscopy suite
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Education: High School Diploma or GED
- Experience (Type & Length): 1 – 5 years on the job training preferred
- Certification/Licensure:, BLS required
- Software/Hardware: Meditech, Provation,Athena
Equal Opportunity Employer
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Important COVID message
Please note, Saint Anne’s Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.