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Providence Endoscopy Technician in Portland, Oregon

Description:

Providence is calling a Endoscopy Technician - Endoscopy (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

The Endoscopy department is open from 6am - 6:30pm. Start times will range from 6am - 8am M - F with on call expectations.

We are seeking a Endoscopy Technician - Endoscopy that will be responsible for the effective cleaning, inspection, maintenance, proper disinfection, sterilization, and distribution of instrumentation and equipment. Works collaboratively with other departments to ensure all supplies, instrumentation and equipment are available for cases as well as other procedures requiring Endoscopy support.

Assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring at the Endoscopy unit within the Certified Nursing Assistant scope of practice. Performs basic nursing functions and other duties under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in the admission, care, transports and discharge of patients

  • Assist with patient care as directed by the RN by:

  • Answering call light

  • Performing pre and post-procedure direct patient care (vital signs, chemsticks)

  • Maintaining bedside intake and output

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of principles of infection control

  • Report all observations concerning patients to a registered nurse

  • Accept telephone laboratory results and transcribes to appropriate form, reporting information

  • Professional Development:

  • Maintain and enhance professional expertise through continuing education

  • Participate in training of staff and students

  • Maintain an orderly, clean, and safe environment

  • Prepare charts for new patients and maintains the upkeep of these charts; i.e. dates, addressograph, adding additional sheets, order of forms and placement of forms

  • Demonstrate good Stewardship:

  • Care for instrumentation and patient care equipment throughout cleaning and/or sterilization process

  • Organize and prioritize work assignments in an efficient and cost-effective manner

  • Order and pick up special equipment from appropriate departments

  • Assist with upkeep of patient charge items/chart audits

  • Receive and appropriately processes telephone messages

  • Prepare daily patient and nurse assignment boards

  • Move and clean equipment

  • Accountability:

  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings

  • Participate in department projects or committees

  • Utilize downtime productively

  • Is knowledgeable of disaster and fire plans, Code 99, Code 30 procedures and implements as necessary

  • Complete mandatory education requirements:

  • CPR, fire safety, electrical safety, infection control, disaster plan, and others as designated by the department

  • Transport specimens to the lab when necessary

  • Supplies: Ordering, Storage, Distribution:

  • Ensure proper storage of instrumentation, supplies and equipment following established guidelines

  • Utilize instrument and supply tracking effectively to manage inventory

  • Review schedule and anticipates needs

  • Prepare procedure rooms and carts for completeness

  • Respond promptly to anticipated and unanticipated case needs

  • Review, maintain, and organize adequate inventory including special order items

  • Sterilization:

  • Ensure appropriate disinfection/sterilization method

  • Ensure proper parameters for sterilization

  • Conduct quality control measures to ensure parameters are met

  • Take appropriate follow-up action when parameters aren’t met

  • Troubleshoot equipment to ensure proper functioning

  • Complete documentation

  • Instrumentation Decontamination:

  • Anticipate workload and coordinates with staff and physicians

  • Prioritize instrumentation upon arrival ensuring proper initial care

  • Disassemble and reassemble instruments correctly when appropriate

  • Inspect instruments and tests for proper function

  • Initiate repair for any malfunctioning instrumentation

  • Advise and inform professional staff and services representatives about equipment utilization and maintenance concerns

  • Select appropriate cleaning and disinfection method and ensures adequate cleaning of instrumentation

  • Complete documentation.

  • Correctly identify and organize instrumentation in preparation for assembly

  • Inspect instruments to ensure proper cleaning and instrument function

  • Take initiative to follow-up on identified issues

  • Assemble instrumentation according to pre-established manufacturer and department guidelines

  • Select appropriate disinfection process

  • Support professional staff by performing second assistant role for ERCP/stent procedures and room set ups

  • Support professional staff by performing M2A procedure set-up, download and record maintenance

  • Teamwork:

  • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork by contributing to team to meet department needs

  • Complete all assigned tasks and communicates as such

  • Carry fair share of workload

  • Coordinate activities with other members of the health care team

  • Willingly share knowledge and expertise

  • Conflict Resolution:

  • Contribute to resolving conflict. Utilizes problem-solving skills to promote a positive work environment

  • Seek assistance to resolve conflict when needed

  • Give and receive constructive feedback

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Experience using various computer software programs

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • One (1) year of Experience as a GI Tech, -OR- Certification as a CNA 2 in the State of Oregon

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Endoscopy/surgical tech/acute CNA experience in hospital setting

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Endoscopy Techs

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 285138

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