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Providence Health & Services Endoscopy Technician in Medford, Oregon


Providence is calling an Endoscopy Technician to Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford, OR. This is a full -time day shift position, Monday-Friday with shift start times as early as 0700, and shift end times as late as 1730. You will also participate in the team's standby/call schedule.

We are seeking an Endoscopy Technician who will perform all endoscopic and electrodiagnostic procedures as directed by the physician. Ensures that the department's equipment and instruments are in the proper operating condition.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

Ensures quality patient care:

  • Provides kind, gentle, respectful and safe patient care.

  • Plans and provides for patient/family education prior to the start of procedures.

  • When assisting a physician, strives to help to the best of his/her ability, volunteering suggestions when applicable and anticipating needs to facilitate the best study possible.

  • Observes and reports patient changes appropriately to physician.

  • Reports any patient care problems or unusual occurrences to department Coordinator, and assists in the resolution.

  • Maintains accurate medical record documentation, and all files needed in the day-to-day operations of the department.

  • Serves as a patient advocate.

Provides endoscopic procedures according to departmental policies and procedures:

  • Proficient in set-up, assisting and troubleshooting in all endoscopic procedures.

◦ Upper endoscopy including biopsy, polypectomy, bicap, sclerotherapy, dilatations, GI Bleeds, varicose banding ligation, foreign body removal, etc.

◦ Colonoscopy including biopsy, polypectomy, bicap, colon decompression; foreign body removal, cautery, etc.

◦ Sigmoidoscopy including biopsy, polypectomy, bicap, cautery, etc.

◦ ERCP procedures including stent placements; stone removals, balloon dilatation, lithotripsy, etc.

◦ Special endoscopic procedures including:

  • ERBE (Argon Plasma Coagulator Procedure).

  • Metal Expandable Stent Placement.

  • Endoscopic Clip Fixing Procedure, etc.

◦ Bronchoscopy including biopsy, brushing, washing, etc.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in handling test specimens e.g., proper labeling and number specimens, correct lab orders and transporting specimens to the laboratory.

  • Proficient in performing miscellaneous procedures in Fiberoptics/Endoscopy Lab:

◦ Esophageal Manometry.

◦ Breath Hydrogen Test.

◦ 24-hour pH probe placement and downloading of data.

Ensures appropriate maintenance and operation of all the department’s technological equipment and instruments:

  • Performs preventive maintenance on endoscopes and accessories according to manufacturers’ and accreditation agency’s standards.

  • Cleans, disinfects and/or sterilizes all re-usable equipment according to JCAHO standards.

  • Maintains equipment storage area in an orderly manner and ensures that equipment is stored in a manner that protects it from any damage.

  • Orders and stocks adequate supplies for all procedures from Central Services, Materials Management and Pharmacy, as well as, off-site vendors.

  • Keeps procedure and processing room and reception areas neat, clean and orderly.

Transports patients within the hospital and provide assistance with moving to and from exam tables, gurneys, beds and wheelchairs:

  • Transports patients to and from department via gurneys, beds and wheelchairs.

  • Assists in safety, moving patients from beds, gurneys and wheelchairs to exam tables.

  • Provides good judgment in patient’s ability to stand and move from transport devices to exam tables, so as not to cause injury to patient or self.

  • Asks for assistance, to transport patients when beyond one’s physical ability.

  • Participates in body mechanics class each year.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of transporting patient on gurney or wheelchair with indwelling Foley® Catheters, NG tubes, PICC line, etc., as well as with O2, and IV’s.

Works as a positive member to promote teamwork and quality:

  • Works as a team member and support other by action.

  • Promotes a positive team attitude and seeks improvement in total quality through team efforts.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current BLS Certificate

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 years hospital experience in general Endoscopy procedures

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Endoscopy Techs

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 267049