Las Vegas, NV 89191 US
Currently recruiting a Gastroenterology Technician in Las Vegas, Nevada, to work on Nellis AFB providing care to Active Duty military heroes, their family members, and retirees. The Gastroenterology Technician position is full-time, 40 hours per week of regular time worked, to be accomplished during daytime hours (0600-1800) as the needs of the clinic dictate (e.G., five 8-hour shifts, four 10-hour shifts). On call once every 3 weeks for nights/weekends for emergency procedures.
DUTIES OF THE GASTROENTEROLOGY TECHNICIAN:
- In accordance with the procedural physician s preference and established standards, ensures presence of all instruments and equipment, and supplies necessary for gastroenterological procedures; inspects all instruments to ensure all required items are available. Responsible for care and handling of all gastroenterological equipment used.
- Set up clean field as necessary for specific gastroenterological procedures (Upper endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, ERCP, esophageal pH testing, pill camera endoscopy, paracentesis, liver biopsy, PEG placement, and others). Equipment set up, support, and take down for emergent procedures is performed wherever required within the MTF, including but not limited to the OR, ER, and ICU.
- Maintains neat, orderly, and safe work area and practices economy in the use of all sterile supplies.
- Be knowledgeable about professional and practice issues related to the field of gastroenterology.
- Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient and staff by complying with facility requirements and safety standards.
- Assists the physician and RN during diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency procedures to include: GI bleeds, foreign body removals, and cholangitis.
- Cleans gastroenterological area and helps to clean procedure and clinic room following gastroenterology procedures, properly disposes of contaminated supplies and equipment. Disposes of biohazardous waste per infection control guidelines.
- Performs high level disinfection (HLD) of endoscopes in the instrument processing area such as washing, assembling and sterilizing instruments and ensuring they are functional. Stores instruments and supplies, monitors dated packs and supplies to ensure sterility.
- Can properly utilize the endoscopic re-processor. Follows manufacturer s IFUs and works in compliance with TJC requirements.
- Knows how to test the high level disinfectant for efficacy and can document the test results. Follows manufacturer s IFUs and works in compliance with TJC requirements.
- Brushes and rinses scopes after procedure.
- Knows how to leak test scope after every procedure.
- Can transport scope following procedure from procedure room to disinfection area in accordance to TJC requirements.
- Responsible for the care, identification, and labeling of specimens and the delivery of specimens to pathology.
- Screens and checks-in patients; escorts and transports patients to treatment areas safely using wheelchairs, gurneys, and other means.
- Obtains, monitors, and records physiological measurements in patients EMR as required.
- Is proficient at starting and discontinuing IV s and must be able to chart in patient EMR.
- Is proficient at lab draws and can transport to lab per hospital protocols.
- Utilizes safety measures as required, including; masks, gloves, etc.12
- Prepares procedure rooms and preoperative bays, excluding medications.
- Speaks clearly and is able to communicate with physicians during procedures.
- Works cooperatively with co-workers, students and with all patient contact. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
- Keeps accurate inventory of supplies and communicates with supply custodian when supplies are needed to ensure ability to perform patient care.
- Knows how to operate all equipment in the APU.
- Assists with patient recovery following procedures, including assistance in identifying and managing post-procedural complications.
- Attends and performs all required CBTs, department trainings and maintains knowledge of safety procedures within the facility. Completes orientation, competency verification, and educational programs in accordance with facility and unit specified guidelines.
- Participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups if asked.
- Assists with process improvement initiatives.
- Participates in customer service initiatives, quality projects, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
- Maintains or assists with health record input, storage, and retrieval
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE GASTROENTEROLOGY TECHNICIAN:
- High school graduate. Graduated from an accredited Certified Medical Assistant program (whether national, state or military trained equivalent school) and have a current certificate.
- Must be certified in phlebotomy.
- A minimum of one (1) year of experience within the past 36 months in a medical setting, prior GI experience a plus. Must have knowledge of fundamentals in anatomy and physiology; principles of aseptic technique; preparing and storing medical equipment; GI procedures; specimen care and handling; infection control.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or authorized to work in the United States.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
10 paid Federal holidays
Health & Welfare allowance mostly covers the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance.
Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability