Steward Health Care System
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GI Tech - 40hrs/Varied
at Steward Health Care System
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral 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.
The GI Tech is an integral part of the model of care for outpatients and inpatients receiving complex therapeutic GI procedures.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment. Acts as a team player. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
§ Provides and/or assists with physical care needs and environmental support needs of the patient as appropriate
§ Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
§ Communicates significant patient factors in a timely manner
§ Has knowledge of normal values for vital signs and O2 saturation and notifies RN of abnormal values
§ Performs application of telemetry monitor leads and electrodes
§ Assists nurses and physicians with Endoscopy procedures. Prepares room for procedure and assists with turnover
§ Assists with collection of specimens/ Transports specimens as directed
§ Assists with patient positioning
§ Assists with care of recovering patient under the direction of the RN
§ Demonstrates ability to respond productively in a variety of emergency situations providing direct and indirect patient care activities
§ Assists with inventory supply. Maintains inventory and restocks supplies in procedural rooms. Restocks procedural rooms/scope cleaning room daily. Maintains and cares for special supplies and equipment, including suction canisters and monitors
§ Basic knowledge and maintenance of tubes and drains
§ Performs glucose testing and routine quality control
§ Accompanies patient at discharge as directed by the registered nurse
§ Transports patients
§ Reports damaged or lost equipment and instruments
§ Cleans and maintains all endoscopes used in GI procedures and maintains all scope room records in a timely manner. Maintains record of tests performed on cleaning solutions
§ Maintains cleaning room in a sanitary condition.
§ Adheres to cleaning and maintenance guidelines as established by manufacturing instruction for use and meets quality control guidelines
§ Cleans and reprocesses scopes consistently utilizing manufacturing instructions for use. Reports any deviation from the common practice.
§ Performs hand hygiene before handling clean scopes, after handling dirty scope, when entering or leaving procedure/scope room, when hands are visibly soiled and other instances.
§ Performs video capsule procedure and documentation
§ Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
§ Ability to work independently and take initiative
§ Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems to meet desired outcomes
§ Able to communicate effectively
§ Manual dexterity to perform job function
§ Shall be accountable for maintaining patient confidentiality and security for all medical center related, medical staff related, and patient related data and information
§ Interpersonal skills sufficient to work in close proximity to staff registered nurses, physicians and patients
§ Ability to complete mathematical calculations required to perform daily tasks
§ Ability to take directions from others
Demonstrates mature and professional demeanor
I. Education: High school diploma or GED required.
II. Experience: Previous experience working in GI/Endo strongly preferred
III. Certification/Licensure: Graduate of CNA or Surgical tech program preferred
IV. BLS required
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Important COVID message
Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center 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.