GI Associate I

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Guilford, CT
Dec 11, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs technical duties which contribute to safe, effective and efficient patient care delivery.
    • 1.1 Checks, maintains, and assures proper working condition of all equipment including suction, light source, air, scopes and cameras.
  • 2. Assist the Endoscopist and Clinical Nurse in providing patient care.
    • 2.1 Demonstrates ability in prepping responsibilities (applying EKG electrodes, B/P cuffs, pulse oximeter, and oxygen).
  • 3. Performs responsibly which contributes to the efficient operation of the department. Participates in keeping the environment clean and organized.
    • 3.1 Safely transports patients to the procedure room.
  • 4. Maintains competency in areas of responsibility and participates in unit activities to promote a cohesive team.
    • 4.1 Completes on line mandatory continuing education classes as required.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


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.


EXPERIENCE


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.


LICENSURE


Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Nursing Assistant Certificate or Surgical Tech Certification or Certification in Sterile Processing


SPECIAL SKILLS


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.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


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.


Additional Information

The GI Associate works under the direction of the GI physician and RN assisting with procedures in the endoscopy suite.  Duties include direct and indirect patient care activities.  Candidate must demonstrate outstanding commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to contribute to the team and promote a positive work environment.  High School graduate or equivalent required.  Minimum of one year PCA/CNA experience and/or one year GI clinical support required.  BLS required.

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Job Info

Job: 24781

Department: SSC Endoscopy
Category: CLINICAL-OTHER
Sub Category: PATIENT CARE SUPPORT
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40