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 Endoscopy 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.
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
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
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
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.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
Required: Three years of endoscopy experience.
Certification: GI Technical Specialist certification by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA).
Preferred Certification: Advanced GI Technical Specialist Certification (AGTS), Basic Life Support (BLS)
Requisition ID: 142974
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