Endoscopy Associate (MSSL) - GI UNIT (Full-Time 37.50) Day 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Job Description

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GI Unit - Req #81387


Job Title: Endoscopy Associate


Job Summary:

The Endoscopy Associate performs various direct care activities for the patient under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse by providing direct patient care and related activities as assigned.  He/She also works under the direct supervision of an attending physician, and follows the guidelines and policies of the Department of Nursing


Responsible For:  Patient care and support activities as assigned.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

1. Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respirations.

2. Documents intake and output and other data as assigned

3. Reports any changes in the patient’s condition or abnormal values to the registered nurse as indicated

4. 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

5. Checks equipment function for use during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 

6. Cleans, disinfects and/or sterilizes equipment and accessories according to Infection Control guidelines. Documents all processing activities into appropriate logs. 

7. Maintains processing machines with scheduled filter changes

8. Troubleshoots equipment and scope problems. Prepares and arranges for repairs with manufacturer and/or Hospital Clinical Engineering Department.

9. Performs clinical procedures such as specimen collection, EKG, application of post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity


10. Prepares specimens by carefully labeling and entering proper information in log book. 


11.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


12.Applies heat and cold applications when necessary.


13.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 trash removed, when necessary.


14. Assist in transport of patients when needed


15.Maintains travel carts with appropriate supplies and assures equipment is in working order.


16.Maintains "isolation status"  for patients under direction of an RN and according to set procedures.


17. Obtains and assembles supplies


18. Maintains supply of nutrition


19. Generates reports as needed


20. Performs other related duties as required.

 

Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma / GED required.  College courses in sciences preferred.
  • Heartsaver certification - American Heart Association
  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor.  - Must be certified within six months of hire.
Experience Requirements:
  • In healthcare setting required
  • Familiarity with standards concepts, practices of endoscopic clinical procedures requred
  • Successful completion of on-site preparation program or job training.
  • MS Office Suite - Basic
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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