The Medical Instrument Technician (Gastroenterology (MIT-GI) is assigned to the GI lab. The MIT-GI is responsible to assist the physicians in endoscopic procedures, such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound, esophageal dilation (wire-guided, hydrostatic [balloon] and Maloney bougenaige), foreign body removal, flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS). The incumbent will perform the duties under the supervision of the Chief Gastroenterologist and GI physicians. The MIT-GI functions as a member of the nursing support staff in the care of patients in acute, sub-acute, critical care and out-patient areas. The MIT-GI performs duties in such a way as to promote a sense of worth and dignity within each individual. The GI Lab MIT-GI is responsible for assisting with the following: Support diagnostic/therapeutic procedures; Assist as technical support for the physicians by obtaining biopsy specimens, removal of colon polyps by manipulating snares, hot biopsy forceps and retrieval baskets around these growths endoscopically, and injection of sclerosing and hemostatic agents during endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS); Collection of specimens for cytological and microbiology examinations; Manipulate outer abdominal wall of patients during some colonoscopy procedures [splinting] to facilitate advancement of the video endoscopy instrument through the intestine and to reduce the risk of possible colonic perforation; Responsible for patients safety during electro-surgical procedures, assuring proper patient grounding and proper function of electro cautery equipment; Communicate with team members regarding patient care; adhere to ethical principles and standards in delivering care; Enter information into patients' record identifying the scope(s) used during the procedure(s); Use effective communication skills with coworkers to achieve desired patient outcomes; Operates diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments, equipment and accessories; Supports physicians and/or other medical professionals in using therapeutic instruments, equipment and accessories; Prepares all necessary equipment and supplies for therapeutic and diagnostic procedures; Responsible for RME according to hospital standards; and Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the principles, theories, and practices appropriate to assist with endoscopy procedures; Responsible for pre-cleaning of reusable medical equipment and supplies used during endoscopic procedures; Responsible for minor maintenance on endoscopes and light sources, including leakage test for possible microperforations of the bending insertion tube. Work Schedule: Based on the needs of the service Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Med Instrument Tech (GI)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: N/A Permanent Change of Station (PCS): N/A PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): N/A Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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