MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Endoscopy Technologist in Houston, Texas
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public .
The primary purpose of the Senior Endoscopic Technologist position is to provide all technical aspect of endoscopic patient care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve quality patient outcomes. Collaborates with Center leadership on daily clinical operations as assigned.
Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.
Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior
Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.
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
Equipment Maintenance/Management -Performs routine equipment assessments to determine functionality (CellVizio, cyroablation, APC, ultrasound equipment, stretchers, CO2, flushing pumps, mobile cart, etc.
-Schedule preventive maintenance checks on equipment
-Prepare and send scopes out for repair
-Maintain records for equipment repair
-Assist with equipment inventory
Other duties as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Business Acumen - Understand the impact of the job within the institution; have and use cross-functional knowledge to understand interdepartmental connections.
Patient Care - Employee demonstrates population-based competencies (age-specific, diversity) that cross the continuum of care; Employee functions within their professional scope.
Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.
Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.
Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.
• Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times
• Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
• Responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers
• Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked
Exposure to Radiation
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Wearing Protective Equipment
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Attention to detail
Required: High school graduation or equivalent.
Required: Three years of endoscopy experience.
Required: GI Technical Specialist certification by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA).
Preferred: Advanced GI Technical Specialist Certification (AGTS), Basic Life Support (BLS)
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
Requisition ID: 140335
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Work Week: Days, Varied
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000
Science Jobs: No