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.
Under the general direction of the Endoscopist and Nursing staff performs all duties that support patient care in the Endoscopy and GI Motility Units. These duties include direct and indirect patient care activities which are essential to providing comprehensive care to patients. Performs duties within an appropriate time frame, participates as a team member, contributing to a positive work environment. Demonstrates an outstanding commitment to excellent customer service, learning and skill development. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment.
Minimum of high school graduate or equivalent. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). Connecticut Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate or Surgical Tech Certification preferred and Certification in Sterile Processing considered.
Minimum of one (1) year PCA/CNA experience and/or one year GI clinical support experience and/or Perioperative experience as a Surgical Tech or in Sterile Processing.
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Nursing Assistant Certificate or Surgical Tech Certification or Certification in Sterile Processing
Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills. Knowledge of Endoscopic room procedure and universal precautions. Excellent communication skills. Individual must be able to tolerate high stress areas of work. Ability to read, writes, and perform basic math. All duties require some pushing, pulling, bending and standing. Must be able to read instructional materials and labels. Must be able to take and follow direction. Must be able to participate as member of the patient care team.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Ability to perform tasks of physical endurance and dexterity as required. Consistent use of proper body mechanics.
The GI Associate works in the procedure room under the direction of the Endoscopist and RN. Performs all duties that support patient care including preparing equipment, assisting as needed including specimen retrieval and use of endoscopy accessories. Restocks supplies and keeps work area clean and organized. Strong team skills required in a fast-paced ambulatory environment. High school graduate or equivalent. One year of patient care experience required in a CNA or MA role preferred.