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Endoscopy Technician- Endoscopy Clinic

Providence Health & Services

Edmonds, WA 98020
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**Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Endoscopy Technician (1.0 FTE, Variable Shift) to work in the Endoscopy Department at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.**
_Under the direction of a Charge RN, prepares all equipment for endoscopic procedures, cleans equipment properly using appropriate protocols and procedures, prepares equipment for repair and tracks repairs, and assists in all Endoscopic procedures for the proper operation Gastroenterology Endoscopic unit. ._
**In this position you will:**
+ Prepares endoscopy room, including physical environment and equipment; informs RN of equipment that needs to be replaced or repaired. Assures equipment is in good working order; maintains records of equipment sent for repair or ordered as replacement equipment. Cleans and disinfects equipment; processes and sterilizes equipment according to OR protocol. Assists physician with endoscopy procedures. Assures patient has a signed consent before start of procedure.
+ Appropriately handles all tissue/specimens. Prepares cytology slides and pathology specimens assuring the correct fixation and orientation, and delivers to proper area in Lab. Assists with transportation of patients to patient floor under direction of the RN. Documents appropriately on the treatment record and charge form. Maintains endoscopy unit in a clean, organized manner. Monitors appropriate stock levels in Endoscopy and notifies RN of any needed supplies. Incorporates positive guest relations with patient, family and healthcare team. Participates in Endoscopy call when assigned. Maintains confidentiality of patient records.
+ Attends department meetings and in-service programs. Clerical responsibilities include answering telephones and correctly relaying messages, scheduling cases in the absence of the RN, processing charges if needed, preparing patient chart before procedure. Knows and supports District mission, policies, procedures, protocols and standards. Has a working knowledge of BLS and the District's/hospital's fire and disaster plans. Assists with Quality Assurance activities related to equipment, physical environment and patient care.
+ Assists in operating room for inter-operative Gastroenterology procedures and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Participates in unit-based Quality Improvement Program in an effort toward improving patient care.
+ Performs any other related duties as directed by the RN.
**Required** **qualifications for this position include:**
+ High school or GED
+ 12 months experience required to include scope processing, scheduling procedures, computer data entry, and assisting in the procedure room.
+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required prior to hire.
+ Qualified candidates must be able to successfully complete GI Scope Certification Exam upon meeting eligibility requirements within one year of assuming position.
**Preferred** **qualifications for this position include:**
+ 2 years Previous experience required to include scope processing, scheduling procedures, computer data entry, and assisting in the procedure room.
+ Current Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) or Medical Assistant (MA) license/ certification in Washington State preferred.
+ SGNA certification (Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates) preferred.
+ GI Scope Certification is preferred.
**About the Edmonds Campus.**
Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.
The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:
+ 217 licensed beds
+ 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff
+ 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel
+ Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services
**We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits see our website for details**
**Our Mission**
Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.
**About Us**
Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, were 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.
**Schedule:** Full-time
**Shift:** Variable
**Job Category:** Endoscopy Techs
**Location:** Washington-Edmonds
**Work Locations:** Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026
**Req ID:** 247020
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