Gastroenterology (GI) Technicians provide assistance to the physician, nurse manager, registered nurse, and other team members in endoscopic procedures, such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound. The technicians ensure proper performance of equipment, set up equipment, and reprocess endoscopic reusable medical equipment (RME). Technicians at this level function with minimal instruction, assisting the staff with complex specialized procedures such as ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). They are proficient with GI endoscopic equipment and ensure proper performance of endoscopic equipment; select alternate equipment or adjust equipment settings to accommodate patient needs and produce high quality technique. They collect, process, and label all specimens; train other technicians in basic endoscopic procedures; work in and outside the GI unit offering technician support during emergent and on-call endoscopic cases; and assist the nurse in patient care duties such as obtaining vital signs, dressing and documenting all pertinent information in the patient's records. They inventory and maintain par levels of specialty equipment for the endoscopy unit. The technician must be able to adapt quickly to unusual and often emergent situations or special request of the physicians and/or nurses for the safe completion of the procedures. The incumbent will be cognizant of guidelines and directives which pertain to the function of the GI Studies and ensure that such policies are followed. As endoscopic procedures have become more technically demanding and technically sophisticated, the requirements to maintain and update their skills is mandatory. The incumbent must keep up-to-date on current trends through reading articles, attending specialty meetings, and attending educational in-services. Knowledge of basic medical terminology to interpret physician instructions and a basic knowledge of anatomy of the airway and GI tract are needed. Technical skills vary from simple cleaning of instruments to a high level of competency in the function and operation of sophisticated computerized video endoscopic instruments and fluoroscopes used during procedures. Procedures include by are not limited to: *Colonoscopy *Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) *Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) *Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) *Biopsies of the GI Tract*Esophageal Dilation *Flexible Sigmoidoscopy *Gastrostomy Insertion/Change/Removal *Hemorrhoid Treatment (Banding) *Fine Needle Aspiration *Lactulose Breath Test (LBT) *Esophageal/gastric 24 hour pH studies *Manometry Prepares Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, various shifts starting at 7:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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