The Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) is a member of the Gastroenterology (GI) team and aids the physician, nurse manager, registered nurse, and other team members during diagnostic examinations or medical treatment procedures as part of the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Functions as a primary person responsible for handling instruments, supplies, and equipment during GI procedures such as but not limited to: colonoscopy, cytology, digestive tract biopsies, enteroscopy, esophageal biopsy, esophageal dilation, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), liver biopsy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), pH/Manometry Studies, polypectomies, pill cam studies, and sigmoidoscopy. Other duties include but are not limited to: Prepares procedural rooms for the performance of GI procedures. Sets up GI procedure rooms with all required items for each procedure such as video equipment, endoscopes, endoscope flushing system, image management systems, computers and monitors, ERBE, and reprocessing equipment. Assists with keeping Standard operating procedures and policies up to date. Prepares and processes Semi Critical and Non-Critical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) in accordance with appropriate Standard Operating Procedures as well as manufactures instructions for use. Plans and discusses each procedure with the GI team professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the GI procedures. Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the GI procedures and anticipates the needs of the physician and/or registered nurse by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of time. Utilizes universal precautions and follows all infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies, and equipment, as well as follows all RME reprocessing protocol for high level of disinfection. Assists the team with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, and obtaining supplies. Supports nursing service personnel: observing clinical status and alerting any changes in status and assists in emergency resuscitations. Adapts quickly to unusual and emergent situations or special request of the physicians for the safe completion of the procedures. Applies various monitoring equipment, i.e., BP/P/O2Sat/EKG, when assisting with patient procedure preparation. Transports sedated/non-sedated patients to/from Admit/Recovery via gurney/WC safely. Handles all GI specimens appropriately and accurately. Prepares diagnostic biopsy specimens, assessing the adequacy of each, and placing in appropriate specimen bottle with appropriate labeling to meet pathology laboratory specifications during procedures. Work Schedule: Rotating shift, 830am to 5pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599299100
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