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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Endoscopy Technologist in Houston, Texas

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

SUMMARY

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.

CORE VALUES

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

  • Maintains certifications

Endoscopy Procedures

Is competent and safely assists with any combination of the following procedures and treatment modalities:

  • Esophagoscopy

  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • 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

  • Cryoablation

  • BarrX Therapy

  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

  • CellVizio

  • Argon plasma coagulation

  • Dilation/Dilatation

  • Single/Double Balloon Technique

  • Stenting

  • 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

Caring Behaviors

  • 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.

Integrity Behaviors

  • 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

Discovery Behaviors

  • 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.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE

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)

Additional Information

  • 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

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