University of Utah Health Endoscopy Technician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
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This position is responsible for performing various direct patient care activities in the endoscopy unit under the supervision of a physician. They may assist with medical procedures, and ensure that all the equipment is functioning properly. Employees in this position may be required to take call on a rotating basis.
This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.
Prepares patients for examinations by taking and recording temperatures, pulse rates, blood pressures and responses to standardized medical history questions.
Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to a licensed staff member.
Performs specialty endoscopy skills.
Compiles procedural supplies and properly documents on the billing sheet.
Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies, stock levels and restock set levels of items and necessary equipment repairs.
Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested and assists with procedures.
Attends and completes mandatory in-services including infection control, safety, CPR, equipment usage, airway management, skills day, staff meetings, and procedures according to hospital and department policies.
May apply leads and monitors for diagnostic procedures such as EKG and ultrasound scan under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.
May assist inpatient and family education by providing educational material and general health information to patients and family members.
May assist with transportation of patients to ancillary departments or inpatient units as directed by licensed staff.
Must be able to assist with any procedure in any unit of the hospital i.e. ICUs, ED, OR, Burn, patient bedsides.
May answer telephones and forward telephone messages.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in the specific clinic’s specialty skills within six weeks of hire. *Specialty skills may not be performed without supervision until after the new hire completed the competency testing.
Ability to withstand the physical demand of being on your feet for long periods of time, of moving and lifting patients and of reaching for and handling equipment.
Ability to assist with Physicians and RN's during medical emergencies i.e. Respiratory, and Cardiac.
Ability to take 24 hour call, including weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.
Completion of a certified Medical Assistant Program with certification/registration complete, or
Current certification as an EMT-Advanced in the State of Utah, or
Current certification as an EMT-Basic in the State of Utah with one year healthcare experience, or
Certified Nursing Assistant with 1 year healthcare experience, or
Certified Surgical Technician with one year of experience, or
Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.
- Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
- Endoscopy experience.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
- This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients. Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous contaminated bodily fluids, blood, used needles and other contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.
Listening, Pulling and/or Pushing, Sitting, Speaking, Standing
Requisition Number 29912
Employment Type Full-Time
Work Schedule M-F, some weekend/holiday call
Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
Department HCH ANC 60N ENDOSCOPY
The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.