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Lead GI Tech - Pennsylvania Hospital

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Job ID: 220335
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:
The GI Technician Lead, in cooperation with the entire patient care team, works to: 
• Assist in maintaining the physical environment
• Set up and maintain equipment and supplies for procedures
• Assist all members of the procedure room and PACU staff
• Perform appropriate patient care activities
• Ensure correct documentation and daily log maintenance
• Comply with standards and regulatory functions
• Participate with managing supplies and inventory
• Assist with varying clerical functions in the endoscopy suite

Responsibilities:

• Performs as an assistant to the attending physician and anesthesia provider, under the direction of the attending physician. 
• Remains caring and attentive to each patient, demonstrating patient-centered care.
• Within the context of Relationship Based Care, establishes and maintains effective interpersonal relationships with other health team members.
• Cleans, disinfects and ensures proper functioning of flexible endoscopes and accessory equipment.
• Wears recommended PPE and complies with other infection control requirements.
• Prepares the assigned procedure room, cleans the assigned room in-between each patient, and ensures ongoing availability of equipment and supplies according to established par levels.
• Charts appropriate procedure documentation.
• Maintains required daily logs.
• Appropriately handles and labels all tissues / specimens using established guidelines.
• Notifies supervisor of any defect /damage in equipment, and prepares equipment which needs to be sent in for repair.
• Supports patient rights and upholds the ethics of the organization, Manages information appropriately and participates in surveillance, prevention, and control of infection.
• Participates in clinical care as necessary. Participates in the assessment of patient care by recognizing and reporting signs of procedural complications and emergencies to the team. Participates in managing environment of care.
• Responsible for securing general supplies, endoscopes and other case specifics.
• Functions as key liaison, in collaboration with Clinical Nurse Manager. Collaborates with all team members to facilitate steady case flow.
• Departmental and hospital annual mandatory education is completed by end of current review period. Promotes and demonstrates self- directed learning and interest in occupational growth.
• Participates in preparing daily schedule and on-call schedule.
• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Education or Equivalent Experience:
HS diploma/ GED required.
BLS certification required.
Accredited program in surgical technology or medical assistant Or 2+ years Related GI or procedural experience required.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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