6 days old
2018-02-132018-03-17

Endoscopy Technician II

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN



City

Rochester




State

Minnesota




Telecommute

No




Department

Nursing





Position description

Endoscopy Technician II is responsible for performing delegated activities related to patient care and overall team support in the GI procedure room setting. Under the supervision of a physician or nurse, assists with applying pressure to the abdomen, placing stents, obtaining biopsies, performing balloon dilations, fine needle aspirations, cauterization, clippings, injections, banding, tattooing and cannulation. Also assists with APC (argon plasma coagulator), electro-cauterization, fluoroscopy and other equipment associated with complex procedures. Assists with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as, but not limited to, ERCP, EUS, GI bleeds, food or foreign body removal. May work in the inpatient environment and/or work area that operates 365 days per year. May have restricted on-call responsibilities outside of 'normal' work hours, and may be cross-trained to work in multiple areas. Responsible for tool and equipment setup prior to procedures, and the cleanup and maintenance after procedures. Completes room turnaround, and cleaning and processing of contaminated endoscopes and accessories. Other duties include general patient care (ambulating and assisting patients before and after procedures, taking temperatures, blood pressures, etc.), IV placement, placing ECG leads, stocking supplies, specimen collection, labeling and transport, documentation of patient care activities and quality assurance measures. Assists nurse with monitoring patient vital signs and comfort level post-sedation. Independently supports several aspects of the ancillary practice, including Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy and Carbohydrate Breath Tests. Manages own patient calendar to perform requested tests or procedures in a timely and courteous manner. Responsible for responding to calls requesting information for services for the hospital or outpatient environment. Tasks include time sequenced administration of sugars, inserting samples for analysis, accurate data entry, line collections, Point of Care Testing, dictating notes, validation and communication of test results to physicians. Facilitates ingestion of endoscopy video capsules in the hospital and outpatient setting; fits patient with monitoring equipment, troubleshoots equipment issues and transfers resulting data. Reinforces patient education. Resource contact will coordinate with the charge nurses, endoscopy technicians, and biomedical equipment specialists within the work-unit, assist procedural staff when necessary, coordinate breaks, training, and continuous improvement initiatives. Assists with maintaining smooth patient flow from intake to recovery, and assists with patient care tasks as needed. Works with supervisor and assistant supervisor in monitoring processes and supplies. Technicians will be trained to demonstrate knowledge and skills for medication administration through the endoscope in the GI Endoscopy suite under the guidance of the physician.




Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Minimum one year Endoscopy Technician I experience or two years direct patient care experience. Maintains Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) competency.




Additional qualifications

2 year commitment to Endoscopy required. Knowledge or experience of electronic applications such as MICS LastWord, Synthesis, SIMS, SCC Soft. Knowledge in surgical or central service functions, intravenous catheterization, phlebotomy and/or GI endoscopy equipment and procedures. Successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant program, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, Phlebotomy Technician program or equivalent health care experience. Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to follow written and verbal directions and multi-tasking. Ability to work independently and/or in a team setting. Experience performing multiple tasks within a work shift. Works flexible hours to meet the demands of the work unit.








Exemption status

Non-exempt




Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $17.68 per hour.




Benefits eligible

Yes




Schedule

Full Time




Hours / Pay period

40-80




Schedule details

Works flexible hours to meet the demands of the work unit. Current daytime hours, but schedule subject to change to meet patient care needs.
Will be trained to Gonda 9 and Alfred 6 work units.





Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.




Category

Nursing, Other Patient Care




Career profile

Nursing




Job posting number

94265BR




Recruiter

Jennifer Verhagen




Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).



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  • Healthcare
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  • Cardiology
  • Operating Room
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  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nursing support
  • Risk Management

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