GI Technician - General Operating Room - Day

Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA | Clinical Care | Surgical / Perioperative Services | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 108666

Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00am to 7:30pm, Can include shifts from 7:00am to 11:30pm
Rotation: On call week nights, weekends and Holidays.

General Summary

Performs duties that include, but are not limited to, procedure room setup, pre-procedure inspection/testing of all equipment used during a host of GI procedures (e.g., colonoscopy, EGD, ERCP, EUS, etc.), room cleaning, room stocking, and room preparation for the next patient. Assists the physician and/or nursing staff by providing direct and indirect patient care during the procedure. Maintains and demonstrates clinical competency.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures that required endoscopic equipment and supplies are set up, inspected, and tested prior to procedure.
  • Trouble-shoots all equipment and enters appropriate work orders as needed.
  • Assists the physician and/or nursing staff with the collection and labeling of tissue biopsy samples.
  • Competently uses electrocautery and hemostatic devices, to include clip deployment.
  • Under direct supervision of the physician, assists with submucosal injection of medications, lifting agents, or marking agents. Demonstrates and maintains competency in use of the injector needle and injection procedure.
  • Cleans, restocks, and prepares the procedure room for the next patient, including anesthesia supplies, as needed. Prepares the room for end of day cleaning.
  • Assists with the reprocessing of all endoscopic equipment, according to the standards of the entity.
  • Assists the nursing staff with the admission/recovery of patients, within their scope of practice, and provides transportation of patients as needed.
  • Is an integral member of the team in which ensures safety measures are followed by actively participating in the endoscopy and fire safety timeouts, as well as the final debrief performed after the procedure.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor, and staff by complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Complies with and facilitates writing of position specific standard work.
  • Actively participates in department huddles.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Participates in educational programs and in-services.
  • Assists with precepting new staff to the GI Tech role as needed.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure


Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required

Work Experience:

  • No experience. Required


  • Heartsaver CPR/AED Upon Hire Required
  • Certified Nurse Aide Upon Hire Preferred

Courses and Training:

  • 6-12 months OJT in the use of GI equipment. Upon Hire Required
Brandon Reaser
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