Endoscopy Tech (FT) - Newport Coast Surgical Institute
Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who care for 1 million patients each year and support physician specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together, our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care.
As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:
- We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions business.
- We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to support growth and transition to value-based care.
- We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable billing to patients.
- We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures, including anesthesia and ancillary service lines.
The new SCA Health represents who we are today and where we are going—and the growing career opportunities for YOU.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities
We are actively hiring for an Endoscopy Technician.
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
- Function as an assistive person during endoscopy procedures by
- Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources.
- Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
- Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient’s advocate
- Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
- Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment
- Performing interventions to maintain the patient’s wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels
- Performing interventions to protect the patient from infection
- Protecting the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy
- Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
- Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy
- Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure.
- Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure.
- Providing instruments and supplies to the endoscopist during the procedure.
- Maintaining an organized sterile field.
- Evaluate the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes
- Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient’s condition and response to care.
- Maintain endoscopy instruments and accessories in working order. Troubleshoots and recognizes malfunctions
- Clean and prepare equipment and instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas.
- Ensure scopes are prepared for use in accordance with policies and procedures and manufacturer’s instructions for use
- Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders.
- Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care.
- Assist with post procedure cleaning of the procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients.
- Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
- Participate in the performance appraisal process.
- Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.
- Maintain required competencies.
- Pursue professional growth
- Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
- Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- High School Graduate or equivalent.
- Prior Experience as a GI Tech preferred.
- Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Physically demanding, high-stress environment
- Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
- Pushing and pulling heavy objects
- Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment
- Manual and finger dexterity
- Hand eye coordination
- Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
- Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
- Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
- Working irregular hours