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Physiology Tech PRN South Job

Summary

Under the direction of the physician or RN, the Physiology Technician assists in care of patients undergoing endoscopic examinations and invasive procedures.  Responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and cleaning of equipment and supplies.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

 

High School graduate or equivalent and completion of a vocational nursing assistant training program

 

 

N/A

Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR.

 

 

PREFERRED:

N/A

N/A

CNA certification

 

 

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

Equivalent education and experience.

NA

N/A

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Possess basic endoscopy preparation skills and the ability to perform the role of endoscopy tech for invasive procedures.
  • Knowledge and practice of basic patient care concepts and application of the principles of asepsis.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations as would be acquired through completion of high school.
  • Ability to take emergency on-call responsibility on 24 hour rotating basis.
  • Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials, such as patient records.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with Associates, physicians and other outside professionals.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of workflow.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to physician for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures.
  • Applies principles of aseptic techniques to maintain a clean field for endoscopy services.
  • Under the direct supervision of an RN, provide post-procedure care for patients undergoing endoscopy and conscious sedation.
  • Effectively manages resources such as supplies and equipment.  Plans work and completes job responsibilities in an efficient and productive manner.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.