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Endoscopy Tech I

Req #:  135346
Facility:  Dreyer Medical Clinic
Department:  Medical Assistant
City:  Aurora
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

With more than 1,500 top doctors and advanced practice clinicians, Advocate Medical Group provides primary care, specialty services, and medical imaging within community and hospital-based medical practices at more than 350 locations across the Chicagoland and Bloomington/Normal area.

Position Requirements:
High school education or equivalent

Minimum 1 year of direct patient care experience.

Knowledge of computer keyboard preferred

Good communication skills

Good organizational skills

Good interpersonal/ customer service skills

Basic computer skills

Current CPR certification Must be willing to work with exposures to body fluids, waste and chemicals, radiation, hazardous materials, and life threatening diseases.

Ability to cover call on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Ability to work rotating shifts with variable shift start time

Ability and flexibility to deal with changing environments.

Ability to respond quickly to emergencies.

Ability to respond to codes in the clinical settings

Very heavy lifting: up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly

Ability to communicate with patients, physicians and other team members

Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints

Ability to work in demanding situations

This position can recognize needs and behaviors of the following age groups: adolescent, adult, and older adult.
Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To provide support to the GI Lab/Endoscopy Department by assisting with quality patient care. Functions as a cooperative health care team member in a patient care environment. Demonstrates basic Endoscopy Tech abilities at a competent skill level. Decontaminates, clean, maintains, processes, and provides high level disinfection of equipment and supplies as required by the department. Maintains a safe patient focused environment for Endoscopic procedures. Performs patient care activities and related services under the supervision of the registered nurse and/or physician.

Patient continuum of care is supported and safe patient care provided
Inventory for unit is maintained and other unit duties as assigned.
Endoscopes will be cleaned and decontaminated according to SGNA standards to provide a safe environment for patient care. Demonstrates independent function in ensuring that soiled instrumentation or equipment delivered to the department is decontaminated in a manner that prevents cross~contamination or damage. Competency is demonstrated through observation and annual competency.
High level disinfection is performed in a safe and effective manner.
Equipment testing will be validated and recorded. Appropriate follow up on repairs will be demonstrated.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago