Swedish Health Services Endoscopy Technician - Endoscopy in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Endoscopy Technician (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) in Endoscopy Department at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.
The Endoscopy Technician is a multi-task position that is expected to schedule procedures, perform computer data entry for ph studies, and assist in the procedure room.
In this position you will:
Specimen collection under the supervision of the RN. Responsible for properly labeling, handling and transporting specimens.
Schedules procedures accurately and appropriately.
Downloads recorded ph studies, enters diary data accurately, saves study to designated computer file/folder.
Assists the staff as delegated in performing patient care activities according to policies and procedures in a timely manner.
Provides basic emergency care.
Required qualifications in this position includes:
High School Diploma or GED
Completion of a Surgical Technology, Anesthesia Technologist, Certified Nurse Assistant or Medical Assistant program
Current Surgical Technologist Certification, Nursing Assistant Certification or Certified Medical Assistant in the state of Washington
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)
Qualified candidates must be able to successfully complete GI Scope Certification Exam upon meeting eligibility requirements within one year of assuming the position.
One year of experience (within 3 years of assuming the position) in a medical setting as a Surgical Technologist, Anesthesia Technologist, Nursing Assistant Certified or Certified Medical Assistant required.
Knowledge of infection control procedures including PPE, Blood Borne Pathogens, biohazard waste removal
Technician will have experience in scheduling procedures, computer data entry for ph studies, and assisting in the procedure room
Basic computer skills, such as data entry, are required
Employees in this position must demonstrate flexibility and multi-tasking skills that are essential in this job
Ability to read, write and understand English is required. Basic math aptitude and knowledge of units of measurement required.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals including cleaning methods, (e.g. manual, mechanical) cleaning implements (e.g. brushes) and equipment (automated flushing systems, automated endoscope reprocessors) for flexible scopes/accessories. Ability to effectively present information in small group situations.
Ability to recognize malfunctions of instruments and equipment, and decide proper course of corrective action
Assists the staff as delegated in performing patient care activities according to policies and procedures in a timely manner
Preferred qualifications in this position includes:
GI Scope Certification
Completion of 12 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours processing flexible endoscopes
Knowledge of types of microorganisms (bacteria, virus, fungus, prions), disease transmission; prevention of cross contamination and Anatomy and Physiology as related to GI and Pulmonary body systems
Knowledge of scopes and accessories for endoscopic procedures, handling and cleaning of scopes and accessories and reprocessing of scopes/accessories
About the First Hill Campus
The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.
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Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Endoscopy Techs
Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 277132