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Endoscopy Technician -Advanced Practice – Center For Interventional Endoscopy – Orlando in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 6/4/2019

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Endoscopy Technician -Advanced Practice – Center For Interventional Endoscopy – Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire Endoscopy Technician – Advanced Practice who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Work Hours / Shifts:

4/10s 7:30a – 6p

Job Summary:

Under supervision, the Endoscopy Technician - Advanced Practice is the primary assistant to the physician performing the procedure. They possess the knowledge and skills for assisting the physician on advanced endoscopic procedures for patients with complex digestive health issues with minimal direction. The Endoscopy Technician - Advanced Practice participates with patient care in the Endoscopy procedure room by performance of technical and other delegated duties. Trains his or her peers. Maintains, cares for, and disinfects all scopes and equipment. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, State and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Two years’ experience as an endoscopy technician, or other comparable ancillary health care role.
  • Experience in assisting GI physicians with complex ERCP (SPYGlass, sphincter of Oddi manometry, pancreatic endotherapy) and EUS-guided biliary and pancreatic ductal interventions
  • Ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, and speaking English effectively
  • Knowledgeable about professional and practice issues related to the field of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • High school graduate or GED (Preferred)
  • Graduate of school of surgical technology, LPN program, or military program (Preferred)
  • Experience with decontamination and disinfection of equipment and instrumentation (Preferred)
  • Experience as a teacher or team leader who has trained others in complex ERCP and EUS (Preferred)
  • Understanding of IRB rules and processes for research procedures in the hospital setting. (Preferred)

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

    • Heartsaver / AED
    • Completion of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) Advanced Associates Program (certificate required)
    • Central Processing Certification issued by the International Association for Healthcare Central Service and Materials Management (IAHCSMM) or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) (Preferred)

    Job Responsibilities:

    Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it

    • Assists the physician in performing advanced endoscopic procedures performed on high acuity patients including but not limited to: Grade III Complex ERCP procedures, SPYGlass (cholangioscopy), complex endomucosal resection, Sphincter of Oddi manometry and pancreatic endotherapy (stenting), Ultrasound-guided interventions, and Peroral endoscopic myotomy procedures, double balloon enteroscopies, endosuturing, Cystgastroscopy (irrigation and removal of necrotic tissue resulting from pancreatic pseudocyst), ESD (endoscopic submucosal dissection), Endoscopic Vac therapy, Overstitch (Endoscopic Suturing).
    • Appropriately selects and operates the appropriate equipment and accessories for advanced procedures. Troubleshoots equipment issues as needed. Anticipates needs of physician during the procedure to assist with obtaining biopsies, passing stents, and obtaining images.
    • Uses procedure-specific lasers and selects appropriate laser fibers and supplies for the procedure. Adheres to all safety standards related to the use of the laser. Collaborates with the AdventHealth Laser Safety Officer to provide annual safety in-services for Endo staff.
    • Participates in national teaching conferences and live training courses with physicians and department team members. Acts as preceptor or trainer for other technicians learning advanced procedures. Hosts observers in the clinical setting to facilitate learning procedure techniques and processes. Assists physicians and facilitates learning in porcine labs.
    • Participates in research projects and collaborates with research team to ensure supplies and equipment are available and protocols are followed appropriately. Participates in new product trials and ensures all team members are familiar with equipment and supplies.
    • Provides safe, clean, tested and inspected items by performing the following decontamination functions: accurately operates instrument washers and disassembles and cleans with appropriate solutions and methods. Maintains all records relating to the monitoring and testing of the decontamination/disinfection process. Applies knowledge and ability for appropriate care and handling of instruments and scopes by inspecting for cleanliness, damage and proper function. Ensures leak testing is done on all scopes. Maintains records on scope and instrumentation maintenance.
    • Participates in the preparation of the patient for procedures as directed by the RN. Exhibits the ability to participate in the care of all age groups from the Neonate to Geriatric. Cooperates as part of the multidisciplinary team by communicating pertinent patient information to the RN and completing assignments. May assist in delivery of medications via endoscope under the direct supervision of the physician after performing medication verification with the RN. In addition, may remove medications from the pneumatic tube system to immediately deliver to the RN or to secure in the medication room.
    • Follows CDC isolation guidelines, exhibits appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.
    • Participates in practice changes because of performance improvement activities. Supports standards and initiatives set by the department.
    • Promotes a safe environment. Exhibits appropriate action in emergency situations, exhibits awareness and control of hazards which may endanger patients, visitors and/or employees, and identifies and reports environmental concerns to the management team. Ensures adherence to appropriate regulatory standards and AdventHealth policies and procedures.

    If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Endoscopy Technician – Advanced Practice opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.

    Job Keywords:

    Endoscopy, Patient Care, Orlando

Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Other Clinical Professional
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Jun 4, 2019, 9:06:59 AM

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