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Swedish Health Services Endoscopic Technician in Seattle, Washington


Endoscopic Technician at Swedish First Hill

The Endoscopy Technician is a multi-task position that is expected to schedule procedures, perform computer data entry for ph studies, and assist in the procedure room. The Endoscopy Technician is responsible for all task-based Gastroenterology activities. Endoscopy activities include, but are not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting scopes, preparing equipment for sterilization, preparing scopes for repair, tracking repair, procedure room set up, maintaining disinfection logs, maintaining supplies needed for procedures rooms, dirty utility room, and clean utility room, and assisting the nurse with patient admission to the procedure room. The technician has basic knowledge of equipment for troubleshooting equipment problems.

Required qualifications:

  • Completion of a Surgical Technology, Anesthesia Technologist, Certified Nurse Assistant or Medical Assistant program

  • Upon hire: Washington Medical Assistant Certification Or

  • Upon hire: Washington Nursing Assistant Certification License Or

  • Upon hire: Washington Surgical Technologist Registration

  • Upon hire: National Provider BLS - American Heart Association

  • 1 year of experience (within 3 years of assuming the position) in a medical setting as a Surgical Technologist, Anesthesia Technologist, Nursing Assistant Certification or Certified Medical Assistant required. Knowledge of infection control procedures including PPE, Blood Borne Pathogens, biohazard waste removal

  • Technician will have experience in scheduling procedures, computer data entry for ph studies, and assisting in the procedure room. Basic computer skills, such as data entry, are required. Employees in this position must demonstrate flexibility and multi-tasking skills that are essential in this job. Ability to read, write and understand English is required. Basic math aptitude and knowledge of units of measurement required. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals including cleaning methods, (e.g. manual, mechanical) cleaning implements (e.g. brushes) and equipment (automated flushing systems, automated endoscope reprocessors) for flexible scopes/accessories. Ability to effectively present information in small group situations. Ability to recognize malfunctions of instruments and equipment, and decide proper course of corrective action. Assists the staff as delegated in performing patient care activities according to policies and procedures in a timely manner

Preferred qualifications:

  • Upon hire: GI Scope Certification (within 1 year for qualified candidates to successfully complete GI Scope Certification Exam upon meeting eligibility requirements)

  • Completion of 12 months of full-time employment or equivalent part-time hours processing flexible endoscopes

  • Knowledge of types of microorganisms (bacteria, virus, fungus, prions), disease transmission; prevention of cross contamination and Anatomy and Physiology as related to GI and Pulmonary body systems

  • Knowledge of scopes and accessories for endoscopic procedures, handling and cleaning of scopes and accessories and reprocessing of scopes/accessories

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and well-being of each patient we serve.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 123159
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Support
Department: 3901 SFH ENDOSCOPY
Address: WA Seattle 747 Broadway

Swedish Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.