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Working As An Endoscopy Technician

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $54,400

    Average Salary

What Does An Endoscopy Technician Do At Tufts Medical Center

* Procedure room set-up and tear down, maintaining standards of practiceScope Maintenance and ReprocessingEnsures that all reprocessing of scopes meets the standards set up by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) and the Endoscopy manufactures as verified by the yearly competency
* Demonstrates the ability to recognize when a scope is in need of repair and competent in setting up and sending out the scope appropriately to be repaired.
* Ensuring the charge nurse and or manager is aware of scope needs
* Assists Physicians and Nurses during Endoscopy proceduresKeeps patients and families/rides aware of delayed wait timePerforms vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, height and weight), records on assessment formProvides safe, comfortable, clean environment for patients and families.
* Uses proper techniques and procedures for hazardous waste disposal, and universal precautions at all times
* Maintains yearly competencies in practices, including glucose finger sticks.
* ENDOSCOPY ASSISTANT Monitors inventory and orders medical supplies as needed.
* Maintains equipment and supplies to monitor expiration dates to maintain cost effectiveness and prevent expired equipment usage
* Receives, unpacks and stocks procedure rooms accordinglyMaintains accurate log books for High Level Disinfectant, eye wash station and other QA testing as required by hospital/state or Joint Commission requirement and reports problems or deficiencies to nurse manager.
* PATIENT SCHEDULING and REGISTRATION Exercises a high degree of customer service in all dealings with patients, internal and external customers
* Answers telephone calls and screens for appropriate handling.
* Schedules patient appointments in appropriate block in computer system
* Provides general clerical support for team of providers as needed.
* Pulls charts and files as determined by team
* Participates in quality improvement projects
* Performs other similar job related duties as required or directed to meet the needs of the unit

What Does An Endoscopy Technician Do At Highmark Health

* Participates in the maintenance of Procedure room supplies and endoscopic equipment.
* Assures the integrity/condition and availability of adequate equipment. (40%)
* Functions as an integral member of the team throughout the performance of GI-endoscopic procedures. (30%)
* Disassembles and reprocesses instrumentation on a post-procedure basis as per current departmental policy.
* Maintains documentation as per policy. (20%)
* Maintains effective two-way communications with patients, families, and all members of the health care team. (5%)
* May assist with special procedures under the direction of the RN and MD (e.g., Yag lasers, wound care, etc.). (5%)
* Performs other duties as assigned or required

What Does An Endoscopy Technician Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

* Responsible for implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients.
* Responsible for direct patient care given to his/her assigned patients.
* Responsible for informing a R
* N. of any pertinent changes in the patients’ condition.
* Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for maintaining Endoscopy equipment and supplies.
* Responsible for managing assigned tasks, supplies, and equipment.
* Appropriately carries out assistant activities during procedure/treatment to ensure asepsis and safety of patient

What Does An Endoscopy Technician Do At The Christ Hospital Health Network

* Transport patients to procedure room.
* Facilitate patient/family information and communication through visitor’s lounge/volunteer desk.
* Support unit clerical functions.
* Maintain communication regarding patient care needs among all team members.
* Discharge outpatients.
* Assist with stocking of rooms with linens and medical supplies.
* Assure necessary equipment is available
* Clean, disinfect, dry and maintain Endoscopy equipment per established protocol.
* Perform aspects of clinical care as assigned and instructed as delegated by RN.
* Monitor and observe patients

What Does An Endoscopy Technician Do At St. Mary's Good Samaritan

* Ensure patient safety through compliance with rules, regulations, policies and procedures which result in zero preventable errors.
* Enhance the patient experience by responding to requests and working in collaboration with others to improve patient satisfaction.
* Contribute to the success of the department through efficient and effective turn-around times.
* Participate in the creation of a financially effective facility through the efficient utilization of resources.
* Function as a member of the team through active participation in staff meetings, committees, and special projects

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Endoscopy Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

72.4%

Male

26.7%

Unknown

0.9%
Ethnicity

White

77.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Asian

5.8%

Unknown

1.4%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.0%

Portuguese

6.4%

Cantonese

4.3%

Hakka

2.1%

Vietnamese

2.1%

Malayalam

2.1%

Romanian

2.1%

French

2.1%

Gujarati

2.1%

Hindi

2.1%

Dutch

2.1%

Urdu

2.1%

Thai

2.1%

Russian

2.1%
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Endoscopy Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.6%

Everest Institute

6.2%

Herzing University

6.2%

Houston Community College

6.2%

Greenville Technical College

6.2%

Trident Technical College

4.9%

George Washington University

4.9%

Star Career Academy - Brick

4.9%

Oregon State University

4.9%

South University

4.9%

Star Career Academy - New York

3.7%

University of Utah

3.7%

University of Washington

3.7%

Midlands Technical College

3.7%

LIU Brooklyn

3.7%

Strayer University

3.7%

Kaplan University

3.7%

Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York

3.7%

Weber State University

3.7%

Grand Canyon University

3.7%
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Majors

Nursing

22.8%

Medical Assisting Services

17.4%

Medical Technician

17.1%

Business

5.6%

Health Care Administration

5.4%

Nursing Assistants

4.8%

General Studies

3.7%

Biology

3.0%

Psychology

2.8%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2.6%

Human Services

2.0%

Education

1.7%

Physician Assistant

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Medicine

1.5%

Cosmetology

1.3%

Physiology And Anatomy

1.3%

Criminal Justice

1.3%

English

1.3%

Health Sciences And Services

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

36.1%

Bachelors

22.1%

Associate

20.7%

Certificate

10.9%

Diploma

5.0%

Masters

3.1%

License

1.4%

Doctorate

0.9%
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Top Skills for An Endoscopy Technician

ColonoscopyProceduresGIErcpEndoscopicProcedureRequirementsVitalSignsPatientCareEGDCalibrateScopesRepairEndoscopicEquipmentSpecimenEndoscopicInstrumentsSafetyChecksTransportPatientsProperEquipmentIVBronchoscopyManufacturerRecommendationsBloodPressureCuffsFacilityStandardsSurgery

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Top Endoscopy Technician Skills

  1. Colonoscopy Procedures
  2. GI
  3. Ercp
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist in connecting patients to monitors to actively monitor vital signs during upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures.
  • Shadowed a Registered Nurse and PT/OT on separate days for a multidisciplinary approach to client care.
  • Assist physician and registered nurse with ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) procedures.
  • Prepare suites and rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements, maintaining medical aseptic technique.
  • Take patients vital signs and prep the patient for procedure.

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Endoscopy Technician Videos

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