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Job Title: Endoscopy Associate
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respirations.
- Documents intake and output and other data as assigned
- Reports any changes in the patients condition or values to the registered nurse as indicated
- Sets up equipment for, and assists physician and RN with, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including, but not limited to: Upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, manometry, spyglass, 24 hr ph, Bravo.
- Downloads patient information from Bravo and 24 hr. ph into appropriate database
- Checks equipment function for use during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- Cleans, disinfects and/or sterilizes equipment and accessories according to Infection Control guidelines. Documents all processing activities into appropriate logs.
- Maintains processing machines with scheduled filter changes
- Troubleshoots equipment and scope problems. Prepares and arranges for repairs with manufacturer and/or Hospital Clinical Engineering Department.
- Performs clinical procedures such as specimen collection, EKG, application of post mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity
- Prepares specimens by carefully labeling and entering proper information in log book.
- Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing and/or toileting.
- Orients patients to clinical environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of mobilization
- Applies heat and cold applications when necessary.
- Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including ensuring for the comfortable movement of the patient. Assists the patient in room maintenance, such as bed-stripping and h·ash removed, when necessary.
- Assist in transport of patients when needed
- Maintains travel carts with appropriate supplies and assures equipment is in working order.
- Maintains "isolation status"for patients under direction of an RN and according to set procedures.
- Performs and documents critical alarm checks on medication and nutrition refrigerators, call bells, eyewash station.
- Tests designated procedure rooms for negative pressure.
- Performs daily inventory of stock and no stock supplies and places orders through appropriate systems per PAR levels. Removes outdated supplies
- Obtains and assembles supplies
- Maintains supply of nutrition
- Generates reports as needed
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Completes required competency for the G. I. Technical Specialist module after one year of initial employment and every three years thereafter.
- Completes ten hours of continuing education units per year related to endoscopy and infection prevention and control.
- Participates in staff development activities and staff meetings
- Participates in exchange of patient report and nursing care conferences.
- Participates in the Department of Nursing Quality Improvement Program/activities.
- Demonstrates a humanistic, responsible, kind and caring attitude.
- Adheres to dress code in accordance with departmental standards.
- Maintains attendance and punctuality record in accordance with departmental standards.
- Assumes other responsibilities as assigned.
- Demonstrates knowledge of hospital and departmental policies , procedures and guidelines and completes annual mandatory competencies.
- Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the Patient's Bill of Rights.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and sk ill s necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to age of the patients served in assigned area
- Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor / CFER (current) or equivalent (i.e. CRCST)
- Education: HS/GED required. College courses in sciences preferred.
- Experience in healthcare setting preferred.
- Familiarity with standard concepts, practices of endoscopic clinical procedures preferred. Successful completion of on-site preparation program or job training. Ability to use and comprehend oral and written English.
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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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