The Lead Gastroenterology Technician, under clinical supervision, performs or assists in performing examinations and procedures. Leads the work of other Technicians ensuring that procedures are performed according to standards. Assists in and monitors others in the cleaning, disinfecting and/or sterilization of examination equipment. Consistently exemplifies the Baylor Behaviors with patients and staff. ? Under the direct supervision of Clinical Nurse, performs or assists in performing selected procedures not requiring sedation. Explains exam procedures to patient and answers non-complex procedural questions. ? Assists Clinical Nurses and/or Physicians in exams and procedures requiring sedation by placing, guiding and/or advancing fiber-optic, endo or flexible sigmoid scope upon Physician?s request. Holds and passes exam utensils such as guidewires, biopsy brushes and forceps. Monitors patient?s vital signs during procedures. Performs gastric chartings involving timing, measuring and evaluating pH in gastric fluids. Assists in resuscitation or CPR if needed. ? Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes endoscopes, colonscopes, guidewires, biopsy forceps and brushes used during GI exams and treatments by scrubbing, flushing and bathing equipment with chemicals such as betadine, gluteraldehyde, and ethylene oxide under a vent hood. Assists in and monitors others in the cleaning, disinfecting and/or sterilization of equipment to ensure quality control. ? Provides technical assistance to Supervisor or Clinical Nurse in recovery room by monitoring and charting patient physiological information such as blood pressure, heart rate, etc. Prepares specimen slides by cross-sectioning. Delivers specimen to appropriate labs. ? Leads the work of other Technicians ensuring that procedures are performed according to standards; provides feedback to staff as well as supervisor; assists in the orientation and training of new Technicians. ? May assist Clinical Nurses in admitting and discharging patients in the GI Lab by recording patient data such as name, blood type, Physician?s name, etc. ? Coordinates the ordering of supplies and preparation of requisitions for Supervisor?s signature; acts as vendor liaison to ensure supplies are received in timely manner. ? Prepares quality control reports detailing equipment usage maintenance and repair. Acts as point of contact for equipment vendors to schedule maintenance and oversee new/replacement equipment installations. ? Act as GI Lab?s liaison with EHR and BIS contacts to coordinate reporting of issues/concerns and on-site visits.
H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
5+ years experience
BLS or CPR
Internal Number: 19007966
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Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!