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Endoscopy Tech I

Req #:  117039
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Chicago/Lakeview
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, located on Chicago’s North Side, is one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive nonprofit medical centers. Illinois Masonic Medical Center offers a wide range of medical specialties and is nationally recognized for its medical expertise, use of the most innovative technologies and dedication to patient safety, quality and service.  A commitment to community, medical education and ongoing clinical research affirms our mission of providing patients the highest quality care in Chicagoland, as illustrated by our many honors, including being named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics.

Purpose:

  • 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.

 

Position Requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Current CPR certification
  • Minimum 1 year related experience
  • Patient care experience preferred
  • Knowledge of computer keyboard preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal/ customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • 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.

Accountabilities:
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.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago