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Endoscopy Technician

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: May 15, 2024

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Type of Position:

Job Type:
Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No
Institution Name:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

    Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

    All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    At UAMS we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at askrecruitment@uams.edu.

    Department:
    ICE - PeriopSvc Endoscopy Lab

    Department's Website:

    Summary of Job Duties:
    Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or physician, the Endoscopy Technician assists physicians or other providers with procedures performed in the gastroenterology endoscopy setting. Patient populations range from adolescents to older adults and an understanding of the age-specific needs of these patients is required. Outpatients who present with a wide range of illnesses and complaints are cared for in this endoscopy setting. Some duties may be performed independently with intermittent supervision by the Registered Nurse.
    Qualifications:

    Minimum:
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Successful completion of Endoscopy Technician course within 3 months of hire
    • Excellent Communication skills
    • Ability to follow oral instructions
    • Basic computer skills
    • Accountability
    • Must be able to lift 100 lbs to waist height Preferred:
      • Previous Endoscopic Technician or patient care experience
      • Patient care experience in a cute care setting
      • Endoscopic Technician certification

        Additional Information:

        RESPONSIBILITIES

        The PCT works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse(s) (R.N.) and performs tasks and duties which do not require a license, professional judgment or intervention. The PCT must pass the required competencies. The PCT works within the Department of Nursing standards. The PCT adheres to UAMS clinical programs, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines.

        Clinical Practice and Quality of Care

        --- Participates in educating the patient about the procedure being performed including preparation, rationale, and expectations.

        --- Demonstrates understanding of the plan of care. Adapts patient instruction to patient need. Consults with the provider or Registered Nurse as needed.

        --- Demonstrates knowledge of aseptic techniques and infection prevention procedures.

        --- Assists RN with transport of sedated patients to the recovery area. May escort patients to specific locations for discharge.

        --- Communicates accurate patient observations, interventions, and outcomes of care to the Registered Nurse.

        --- Informs the RN of the equipment and accessories used during procedures including quantity, size, and equipment settings to be documented in the medical record.

        --- Participates in specimen collection and handling. Correctly labels specimens according to hospital policy.

        --- May assist the Registered Nurse with patient monitoring (vs. observation) during and following procedures, when appropriate.

        --- Provides emergency care to patients when necessary, using basic life support protocols (CPR certified) until Registered Nurse and/or physician staff arrives.

        --- Participates in supporting the patient during the procedure. May offer coaching and relaxation techniques.

        --- Demonstrates proper handling and use of various types and sizes of video endoscopes, including colonoscopes, upper endoscopes, flexible sigmoidoscopes, duodenoscopes, ultrasound endoscopes, bronchoscopes, and enteroscopes.

        --- Inspects all equipment and accessories for defects prior to use to ensure highest level of infection prevention.

        --- Understands theory and safety when using cautery modalities including monopolar, bipolar, and argon plasma coagulation and their various probes.

        --- Performs procedures in OR setting or at patient bedside including ICU, ED, or Radiology.

        --- Assists with pulmonary procedures such as bronchoscopy and chest tube placements .

        --- Assists with therapeutic interventions such as balloon dilations, polypectomy, sphincterotomy, stent placement, and gastrostomy tube placement.

        Other Skills and Responsibilities

        --- Demonstrates recognition of patient's emotional and physical needs and the ability to provide a supportive environment.

        --- Understands that the stress of illness may alter patient behavior and the ability to follow through on the plan of health car e.

        --- Assists with the application of monitoring equipment and the setting of parameters and alarms (NIBP, ECG, and pulse oximetry).

        --- Initiates start-up of endoscopy network and photo documentation procedures.

        --- Properly pre-cleans/disinfects endoscopic equipment and accessories prior to sterile processing.

        --- Stocks procedure rooms. Initiates the reorder of supplies as needed.

        --- Performs telephone reminder calls for procedures and provides limited procedure information under RN supervision.

        --- Other duties as assigned

        Customer Service: Interacts with, and assists, the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assists internal and external stakeholders, as needed, with exceptional customer service.

        Other duties as assigned.

        Salary Information:
        Commensurate with education and experience

        Required Documents to Apply:
        Resume

        Optional Documents:

        Proof of Veteran Status
        Special Instructions to Applicants:

        Recruitment Contact Information:

        Please contact askrecruitment@uams.edu for any recruiting related questions.

        All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

        Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

        Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

        This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

        Constant Physical Activity:

        Frequent Physical Activity:

        Occasional Physical Activity:

        Benefits Eligible:
        Yes

Keywords: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock , Endoscopy Technician, Professions , Little Rock, Arkansas

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