Job Description & Requirements
Surgical Technologist - Operating Room - Travel - (Surg Tech - OR)
Under the general direction and supervision of the Administrative Nurse lI or a charge nurse, the Gastroenterology Technician III is responsible for performing the complex and critical job of endoscope and equipment decontamination / reprocessing and is the departmental expert in this vitally important area. As a part of assigned duties, Gastroenterology Technician III may be assigned to assisting with equipment & procedure room preparation, setup, calibration prior to procedures; procedure room breakdown; specimen collection in the GI LAB, inventory control, and patient billing. Responsible for testing, arranging repair and documentation of endoscope processing and repair.
Additionally, the Gastroenterology Technician III might be involved in assisting the physician and nurse directly and providing direct hands on patient care during routine procedures (Colonoscopy, EGD, Sigmoidoscopy, Motility Procedures) as well as more complex interventional procedures (ERCP, EUS, Fine Needle Aspiration, Biopsy, Bronchoscopy).
Specimen Processing: The Gastroenterology Technician III might be responsible for the collection of tissue and fluid specimens from patients during diagnostic and invasive procedures including, but not limited to, Bronchoscopy, Upper & Lower GI procedures, ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration. The Technician might be assigned to assist the physician in obtaining the specimen, retrieve the specimen directly from the biopsy device, implant / mount / suspend the specimen utilizing microscope slides / mesh / suspension solutions. Label and log the specimens in accordance to Medical Center Policy and deliver them to the appropriate pick up station. Specimens will be processed for Cytology, Pathology, Microbiology and Chemistry testing. On Call: The Gastroenterology Technician III might take call, as dictated by the needs of the department on nights & weekends and might be responsible for assisting the physician in the performance of bedside procedures.