MD Anderson Cancer Center Endoscopic Technologist in Houston, Texas
The primary purpose of the Endoscopic Technologist position is to provide the technical aspect of endoscopic patient care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve quality patient outcomes. Performs technical functions in a dynamic patient care environment through interaction with Endoscopy team members.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Scope Reprocessing/Infection and Quality Control -Adheres to hospital, Joint Commission, SGNA guidelines for quality control and safety of procedures
-Participates in the education of self and others regarding job duties and process improvement efforts.
-Observes all policies and procedures to assure the quality and safety of the endoscopy environment for patients, families and staff.
-Participates in continuous monitoring and quality improvement efforts.
-Helps to ensure all dictated reports contain necessary information in order to be sent through the electronic portal or health record.
-Performs routine equipment maintenance.
-Helps maintain inventory of supplies to provide full service to endoscopy patients.
-Follows hospital laboratory protocol for collecting tissue specimens, labeling and recording of specimens during all procedures
-Completes annual competency training on scope reprocessing
Endoscopy Procedures Is competent and safely assists with any combination of the following procedures and treatment modalities:
-Small bowel enteroscopy
-Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placements and replacements
-Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography under direct fluoroscopic visualization
-Endoscopic ultrasonography, fine needle aspiration under direct visualization of endoscopic ultrasonography
-Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
-Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
-Argon plasma coagulation
-Single/Double Balloon Technique
-Travel Cases using mobile cart
Other duties as assigned
Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Two years healthcare experience. Graduation from surgical technologist school may be substituted for required experience.
Salary Range: $38,400 - $48,000 - $57,600
Exposure to Radiation
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Wearing Protective Equipment
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Attention to detail
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html