The Medical Instrument Technician-Gastroenterology (MIT-GI) is assigned to the GI Lab, which is organizationally responsible to Nursing Services. The MIT-GI at this level aid the staff with procedures which are routine and standardized in nature. They explain the procedure to the patient to secure the patient's confidence and cooperation; position patients for procedures; and restock linen and consumable supplies. The major functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Support diagnostic/therapeutic procedures; Assist as technical support for the physicians by obtaining biopsy specimens, removal of colon polyps by manipulating snares, hot biopsy forceps and retrieval baskets around these growths endoscopically, and injection of sclerosing and hemostatic agents during endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS); Collection of specimens for cytological and microbiology examinations; Manipulate outer abdominal wall of patients during some colonoscopy procedures [splinting] to facilitate advancement of the video endoscopy instrument through the intestine and to reduce the risk of possible colonic perforation; Responsible for patients safety during electro-surgical procedures, assuring proper patient grounding and proper function of electro cautery equipment; Provide care that incorporates the age, gender, cultural and learning needs of patient requiring basic planning and evaluation of care; apply infection control measures and don personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately; Communicate with team members regarding patient care; adhere to ethical principles and standards in delivering care; Enter information into patients' record identifying the scope(s) used during the procedure(s);apply knowledge and skill core competencies of the assigned unit to patient care Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm /On Call after hours and weekend Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Internal Number: 599123200
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