GI Surgical Tech, per diem

Greenwich, CT
Dec 19, 2018


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Responsible for GI surgical Technician duties, assisting with the performance of procedures and the cleaning of the equipment and the set up of the procedure rooms. The surgical tech is responsible to order supplies.

  • 1. Accountable for the delivery of quality patient care in the Endoscopy Unit and participates as a team member in the implementation of the patient plan of care.
  • 1.1 Assists with the transportation of patients to and from the GI suite
  • 1.2 Addresses patient by name and identifies self and department
  • 1.3 Confirms patient''s identity verbally and using their wrist band and chart before transporting the patient for procedure.
  • 1.4 Maintains patient safely by applying principles of good body alignment and safety techniques (safety strap and side rails), and adapting them to varying situations during transportation of the patient.
  • 2. Assists with the maintenance and preparation of equipment and supplies required for endoscopy procedures
  • 2.1 Demonstrates proficiency in the care of endoscopes
  • 2.2 manual cleaning/disinfecting -- testing for use, trouble shooting problems, operation/maintenance ultrasound washer,monitors Glutaraldehyde per standard
  • 2.3 Maintains equipment, follows up on repairs and follows all hospital policy around tagging broken equipment.
  • 2.4 Demonstrates proficiency when selecting instruments for all types of procedures.
  • 2.5 Checks rooms for required supplies and selects necessary items as needed for all procedures.
  • 2.6 Demonstrates knowledge of the storage of specialty equipment by the ability to locate such when necessary.
  • 2.7 Demonstrates proficiency in disinfecting and wrapping accessories
  • 2.8 Demonstrates ability to set up room and assist for ERCP
  • 2.9 Demonstrates ability to set up and prepare skin for PEG insertion
  • 2.10 Demonstrates ability to set up and breakdown manometry equipment
  • 2.11 Demonstrates ability to set up heater probe/ERBE
  • 2.12 Demonstrates proficiency in preparing procedure rooms for colonoscopy, EGD, etc.
  • 2.13 Demonstrates ability to set up cautery unit
  • 2.14 Plans for and coordinates supplies with Materials Management
  • 2.15 Uses supplies judiciously and in a cost effective manner
  • 2.16 Plans for and coordinates linen needs with laundry services
  • 2.17 Liaison for Environmental Rounds and environmental services
  • 3. Demonstrates proficiency with procedures and equipment appropriate to the Endoscopy Unit as demonstrated by completion of the yearly competency program
  • 3.1 Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
  • 3.2 Dilation: Balloon/Bougie
  • 3.3 Colonoscopy (including balloon dilatation)
  • 3.4 Abdominal compressions
  • 3.5 Collection of specimens -Biopsy, Cytology, Polyp removal/use of cautery,CLO test,
  • 3.6 Brushings, Smear, Labeling /documentation, Esophageal/anorectal motility, Laser Support
  • 4. Demonstrates knowledge of safety during procedures: protection during laser/fluoroscopy use
  • 5. Demonstrates competency in applying concepts of sterile technique (when required)according to procedure and in varying situations; intitates corrective action when breaks in technique occur; uses Standard Precautions
  • 6. Demonstrates knowledge in positioning the patient to provide safety and physical support in collaboration with the R.N.
  • 7. Demonstrates ability to prepare the patient pre procedure:
  • 7.1 Applying EKG electrodes/leads, B/P cuff, pulse oximeter, oxygen
  • 7.2 Positioning
  • 8. Demonstrates an understanding of the Endoscopy procedure including knowledge of anatomy and equipment
  • 9. Demonstrates knowledge of proper handling of specimens and follows all procedures for proper documentation of specimens, including verbal verification of patient name and location of specimen sampling.
  • 10. Demonstrates competency in breaking down the room following the procedure adhering to Standard Precautions and policies regarding disposing of disposable supplies
  • 11. Responds to medical and surgical emergencies during the procedure according to policy and as directed by the physician/PA/RN
  • 12. Demonstrates knowledge in the use of emergency equipment (i.e. code cart, heater probe) and is familiar with emergency procedures used for cardiac arrest under the direction of the physician/PA/RN
  • 13. Demonstrates responsibility to the department and a commitment to personal career growth:
  • 13.1 Attends 80% of required staff meetings; reads and initials all meeting minutes
  • 13.2 Reviews and initials posted memos
  • 13.3 Completes mandatory hospital/unit based inservices
  • 13.4 Completes annual competencies
  • 13.5 Attends six (6) hours/yearly inservice related to department
  • 13.6 Presents one (1) workshop per year relevant to the unit.
  • 13.7 Identifies own limitations in skills and knowledge as demonstrated by requesting guidance
  • 13.8 Actively participates in own performance appraisal by identifying own initiatives and reviewing progress with manager
  • 13.9 Participates in department projects that contribute to efficiency and productivity
  • 13.10 Participates in the orientation of personnel as requested
  • 13.11 Regularly reports to work on time when scheduled
  • 13.12 Uses time efficiently in regard to overtime and completes assignments with minimal errors and within the shift, as observed by the nurse manager and clinical leaders
  • 13.13 Requests additional assignment when own work is completed.
  • 13.14 Maintains appropriate time frames for lunch and breaks
  • 14. Responsible for promoting the Greenwich Hospital Quality Service Excellence Standards.
  • 14.1 Maintains patient''s privacy and confidentiality at all times according to hospital standards.
  • 14.2 Acts as a patient advocate and assures that the patient''s Bill of Rights is followed.
  • 14.3 Shows consideration toward patient and family acknowledging them promptly and speaking in a manner which shows concern.
  • 14.4 Shows consideration toward hospital personnel by responding in a professional manner that shows understanding.
  • 14.5 Contributes to the positive attitude of the unit on a consistent basis by promoting team work.
  • 14.6 Answers telephone in a courteous manner identifying self and department.
  • 14.7 Provides information in a clear, concise and calm manner and is prepared to answer requests or questions by patient or family or make appropriate referral.
  • 14.8 Assesses environment for safety hazards which could harm patients, visitors or other hospital employees, and reports hazards to appropriate personnel.
  • 14.9 Wears identification when out of G.I. suite.
  • 15. Teamwork
  • 15.1 Embraces shared goals versus narrower interests: actively cooperative vs. competitive or non-committal.
  • 15.2 Seeks to understand other''s priorities and processes, and openly shares potentially useful information.
  • 15.3 Understands the importance to the team/group of consistently dependable work.
  • 15.4 Recognizes and takes opportunities to help others through handling an already full workload.
  • 16. Knowledgeable/Accountable/Fiscally Responsible
  • 16.1 Continually seeks ways to sustain and improve one''s skills.
  • 16.2 Grasps opportunities for feedback and coaching, as the means to contributing one''s best.
  • 16.3 Focuses on performance improvement as an opportunity for learning and an obligation for excellence.
  • 17. Flexible/Open-Minded
  • 17.1 Listens with an open mind to other''s opinions in the spirit of finding and following the best ideas.
  • 17.2 Willingly sets aside familiar techniques and procedures to learn a new, more effective approach.
  • 17.3 Responds to sudden or frequent changes in assignments and priorities by seeking ways to adjust most effectively.
  • 17.4 Suspends judgement on policies and decisions, which present difficulties, allowing time to earnestly assess their pros and cons.
  • 18. Treats the people we serve as guests.
  • 18.1 Welcomes patient, visitors and staff in a warm, friendly manner; is courteous; makes eye contact and smiles; introduces self by name and, when appropriate, by position; addresses people by name whenever possible.
  • 19. Listens to patients, visitors and staff and acts promptly to address concerns.
  • 19.1 Uses active listening techniques to understand other''s needs and acts decisively to resolve problems.
  • 19.2 Promotes teamwork between people and services.
  • 20. Respects the privacy and confidentiality of patients, visitors and staff.
  • 20.1 Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion; eliminates gossip; does not discuss patient or hospital business in elevators or other public areas.
  • 20.2 Is sensitive to issues of private space and personal dignity; always knocks before entering a room and introduces self when meeting someone for the first time; closes curtains and doors; provides robes and blankets as appropriate.
  • 20.3 Uses the staff elevators to transport patients.
  • 21. Presents a professional image.
  • 21.1 Wears name-badge in a highly visible location; adheres to department dress code; makes sure that appearance is appropriate for professional role.
  • 21.2 Practices good personal hygiene and grooming. Is neat and clean. Avoids colognes, perfumes and after-shave lotions.
  • 21.3 Communicates clearly and positively with coworkers and positively represents Greenwich Hospital in the workplace and our community.
  • 22. Answers the telephone professionally.
  • 22.1 Answers the phone promptly following department guidelines; introduces self and department, and as appropriate, offers assistance. Uses a pleasant tone of voice.
  • 22.2 Is a good listener; focuses on caller''s needs, clarifies as necessary; follows through on the caller''s requests.
  • 22.3 Uses the conference key to transfer calls; explains where the call is being transferred to and the extension for future use; gives information to the receiving department about the caller''s needs; brings caller on-line and introduces them.
  • 22.4 Uses communication technology appropriately, (beepers, voice and email, intercoms, overhead pages, etc.).
  • 23. Maintains a clean and safe environment.
  • 23.1 Keeps work area safe and clean; keeps hallways clear.
  • 23.2 Corrects unsafe conditions if possible, or, reports them if assistance is required.
  • 23.3 Understands the safety codes and knows how to respond effectively. Knows the location of the Department Safety Manual and is familiar with its contents.
  • 23.4 Uses equipment correctly and reports problems promptly.
  • 24. Anticipates what services and information people need and takes action to provide it.
  • 24.1 Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks, ''May I help you?'' Escorts them to their destination, if necessary. Encourages people to ask questions.
  • 24.2 Minimizes the anxiety caused by waiting by explaining the reason for the delay to the patient. Communicates with the patient frequently.
  • 24.3 Is sensitive to different cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of people.
  • 25. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient''s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient''s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit''s/area''s/ department''s policies and procedures

    Other information:


    High School Graduate Graduate of certified ORT Program


    No prior experience is required. 1-2 yrs experience preferred.


    CPR Certification Six (6) months; less with experience

    Collaboration with members of the patient care team.

    As a member of the GI Team is able to work within the concepts of teamwork and able to maintain harmonious interpersonal work relationships through positive communication.

    May be exposed to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and radiation. Working under fluoroscopy for up to two (2) hours
    Standing/walking most of the day and occasionally working in awkward positions. Helps lift heavy objects ten (10) to twenty (20) pounds and also assists in moving of patients ranging from one hundred (100) to four hundred (400) pounds. Moderate stress related to patient care.

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    Job Info

    Job: 1013

    Department: Endo GI
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: SURG TECH/PERIOP
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00