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Swedish Health Services Endoscopy Technician in Seattle, Washington

Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Endoscopy Technician (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Endoscopy at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA

The Endoscopy Technician is a multi-task position that is expected to schedule procedures, perform computer data entry for ph studies, and assist in the procedure room. The Endoscopy Technician is responsible for all task-based Gastroenterology activities. Endoscopy activities include, but are not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting scopes, preparing equipment for sterilization, preparing scopes for repair, tracking repair, procedure room set up, maintaining disinfection logs, maintaining supplies needed for procedures rooms, dirty utility room, and clean utility room, and assisting the nurse with patient admission to the procedure room. The technician has basic knowledge of equipment for troubleshooting equipment problems. The Endoscopy Technician is accountable for demonstrating knowledge of principles and practice of aseptic techniques, and all quality assurance activities related to infection control and disinfection/sterilization of endoscopic equipment. The technician complies will all department specific policies and procedures. The Endoscopy Technician is expected to fulfill varying weekend and weeknight call coverage. The Endoscopy Technician is expected to provide support and coverage across all Swedish campuses as needed. May occasionally work overtime.

In this position you will:

  • Specimen collection under the supervision of the RN. Responsible for properly labeling, handling and transporting specimens.

  • Schedules procedures accurately and appropriately.

  • Downloads recorded ph studies, enters diary data accurately, saves study to designated computer file/folder.

  • Assists the staff as delegated in performing patient care activities according to policies and procedures in a timely manner.

  • Provides basic emergency care.

  • Provides patient comfort measures.

  • Provides safe patient transfer.

  • Communicates changes in patient condition and patient/family concerns to team members in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Completion of a Surgical Technology, Anesthesia Technologist, Certified Nurse Assistant or Medical Assistant program

  • One year of experience (within 3 years of assuming the position) in a medical setting as a Surgical Technologist, Anesthesia Technologist, Nursing Assistant Certification or Certified Medical Assistant required. Completion of 12 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours processing flexible endoscopes preferred. Knowledge of infection control procedures including PPE, Blood Borne Pathogens, biohazard waste removal. Knowledge of types of microorganisms (bacteria, virus, fungus, prions), disease transmission; prevention of cross contamination and Anatomy and Physiology as related to GI and Pulmonary body systems preferred. Knowledge of scopes and accessories for endoscopic procedures, handling and cleaning of scopes and accessories and reprocessing of scopes/accessories preferred. \

  • Technician will have experience in scheduling procedures, computer data entry for ph studies, and assisting in the procedure room. Basic computer skills, such as data entry, are required. Employees in this position must demonstrate flexibility and multi-tasking skills that are essential in this job. Ability to read, write and understand English is required. Basic math aptitude and knowledge of units of measurement required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals including cleaning methods, (e.g. manual, mechanical) cleaning implements (e.g. brushes) and equipment (automated flushing systems, automated endoscope reprocessors) for flexible scopes/accessories. Ability to effectively present information in small group situations. Ability to recognize malfunctions of instruments and equipment, and decide proper course of corrective action. Assists the staff as delegated in performing patient care activities according to policies and procedures in a timely manner

  • Current Surgical Technologist, Nursing Assistant Certification or Certified Medical Assistant in the state of Washington

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)

  • Nursing Assistant Certification or Certified Medical Assistant in the state of Washington

  • Qualified candidates must be able to successfully complete GI Scope Certification Exam upon meeting eligibility requirements within one year of assuming the positio

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • GI Scope Certification

About the First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

https://caregiver.ehr.com

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, 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: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 292795

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