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GI Technician II

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary: Under direct supervision, provides functional guidance to assigned staff; incubate patients; analyzes collected specimens; and assist physicians with endoscopic and sigmoidoscopic procedures.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Obtain patient specimens. Perform venipuncture and skin punctures to obtain blood samples. Perform samples and specimens for lab analysis. Perform routine diagnostic test. Anesthetize patients with topical or aerosol medication. Assist physicians and medical staff with procedures, diagnostic examinations and treatments. Assist physician in obtaining tissue specimens and biopsies. Assist with protocological procedures (e.g., sigmoid exams). Select and pass instruments. Schedule, cancel or reschedule patient appointments. Initiate follow-up appointments with patients. Key DKAs into automated system. Schedule procedure rooms. Schedule patient appointments and procedures. Record and chart patient data. Interview patients and collect patient data. Consult with physicians concerning test results and alert physicians to positive test results or test abnormalities. Report negative/positive specimens. Transcribe test results onto lab slips. Call provider on positive test results. Explain test procedures and purpose. Analyze collected specimens for volume, acidity or other standard measures. Assist in obtaining tissue specimens. Assist physician in developing new techniques and procedures. Assist provider in patient examinations and procedures. Consult with provider concerning procedures and patient condition. Follow standard infection control procedures. Lift patients. Modify treatment techniques, which do not require change in physician orders. Instruct patient how to prepare for procedures. Explain diets. Monitor and evaluate test readings during procedures. Observe, monitor and evaluate patient condition during and after procedures. Prepare samples and specimens for lab analysis. Prepare and position patients for diagnostic test and medical procedures. Respond to emergencies (i.e., Code Blue) and stat requests. Shave and apply antiseptic solutions to patient skin areas. Take, record and monitor patient vital signs. Transport patients to/from procedure area. Assist physician with fluoroscopic examinations.
  • Perform ear wash procedures. Assist physician in locating tumors. Acts as member of other surgery team (for example, pass instruments, cut sutures, and hold retractors). Assist physician in gastroenterology/procedures (for example, endosopies). Assist physician with inserting and advancing scope during GI procedures. Monitor I.V. solutions. Other procedures may be schlerotherapy, Suctioning, X-ray - fluoroscopic, Photographic, Dilatation - balloon, bougies, blood specimen processing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, culture preparation, cytology, Gastrointestinal/Gall Bladder Examination, Microscopic, Minor Surgical, ovum and parasite examination, pap smear, polypectomy. Accountable for cleaning and filling specimen jars with solutions. Prepare solutions and surgical tissue specimens. Centrifuge or filter and separate specimens. Develop film and make prints. Dilute specimens. Prepare control slides, clean procedures room and work area. Operate scope disinfector. Pick up; deliver other specimens to and from laboratory. Assemble and disassemble equipment and instruments. Ensure equipment is available for procedures and examinations. Adjust equipment in preparation for and during procedures. Check emergency equipment. Prepare procedures and exam rooms. Select and set out appropriate tubings and sterile supplies. Set up instruments and surgical trays. Maintain sterilized supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. Decontaminate equipment. Removed and inventory equipment and supplies after surgical procedures. Soak instrument. Arrange for repair of equipment. Equipment may include Computer, Washing and Cleaning supplies, closed circuit TV - GI video. Others are periteonoscope, heat probe, colonoscope, photographic and related equipment. Inspect equipment and instruments for damage. Maintain equipment in good working order. Perform minor adjustments and/or repairs on equipment. Replace expendable parts on equipment. Test equipment. Fill request for equipment and supplies. Maintain and order supplies. Dispose of used syringes and contaminated materials. Inventory equipment and supplies. Replenish supplies and equipment. Orient and train new or less experienced personnel. Prepare department work schedules. Provide functional direction to assigned staff. Attend conferences, meetings and in-service training programs. Serve as resource person to co-workers by answering procedural questions and assisting in problem solving. Answer telephones and take messages. Conduct in-service training. Assume other activities and responsibilities form time to time as directed.Basic Qualifications:Experience
  • One (1) year experience in an acute care or ambulatory setting assisting in the performance of endoscopic proceduresEducation
  • N/ALicense, Certification, Registration
  • Vocational Nurse License (California)
  • Basic Life Support
  • I.V. CertificationAdditional Requirements:
  • N/ANotes:
  • If ten (10) hour option chosen, shift will be 7:30 pm-6:00 pm, back up 8 hour shift will be 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.
  • Standby/Call rotation & Saturday schedule. Must arrive 30 min when called in
  • Scope care & manage scope repair.
  • Will order & stock supplies.
  • Use of appropriate PPE on the job.
  • May float to other KPOC GI areas.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim , GI Technician II, Professions , Anaheim, California

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