Motility Lab Procedural Assistant

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



GENERAL OVERVIEW: Under the direct supervision of the motility laboratory technical director, the GI Motility Laboratory Technician provides patient care and unit functions in the GI Motility Laboratory and performs other duties related to the preparation and maintenance of the motility laboratory environment. Job functions also included, but not limited to, are equipment management and reprocessing. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Works with the motility team under the direct supervision of the GI motility laboratory technical director to provide care to the patient during GI motility testing. *
  • Assists technical director in the testing rooms, preparing patients for procedures. * Selects, organizes, and sets up equipment, instrumentation, and supplies for GI motility testing procedures. * Performs independent placement of motility catheters for testing including, but not limited to, esophageal manometry, pH probes, and anorectal manometry. * Works with patients to ensure proper collection of motility testing data including providing coaching and support to patients undergoing sometimes difficult testing. * Independently downloads patient pH diaries and ensures they are consistent with patients' paper diary entries. * Independently ensures proper collection of data including use of motility software. Will be in contact with motility product vendors to troubleshoot technical problems as needed. * Performs breath testing procedures including coordination of patient data collection and uploading of data into analyzers. * Turns over motility testing rooms by preparing the area for the next case and includes cleaning and stocking. * Maintains the cleanliness of procedure rooms by removing trash, cleaning equipment and other related tasks. Coordinates inventory of procedure rooms by organizing and maintaining par levels of supplies and equipment in the motility testing area. * Works collaboratively with the team, including the motility physician staff and Technical Director to accommodate changes in patient scheduling and special needs patients. * Supports additional testing and research protocols that involve collection of motility data * Collaborates with Blake 4 motility nursing staff on special needs patients. * Performs functions in SPD unit to decontaminate, assemble and sterilize scopes and equipment for service. * Participates in activities conducive to the safety of patients and team members. * Monitors and uses clean and aseptic technique. * Assists in evaluating the quality and care of equipment, instruments and supplies by inspection and pre-procedure set-up. * Assists in maintaining a safe environment by assuring patient positioning with the team and following set-up, turn-over and equipment instructions for use. * Incorporates Infection Control standards in daily activities. * Informs Technical Director or Motility Laboratory Director regarding any patient safety or operational needs, equipment malfunction or other matters in a timely fashion. * Always wears personal protective equipment. * Adheres to HR policies including dress code/attire, name badge, attendance and tardiness. * Collaborates with Laboratory Director and Technical Director to identify and meet learning needs * Seeks opportunities for continuing education and skill development. * Adheres to Department requirements for required training. * Customer Service Responsibilities * Conveys Compassion: Demonstrates awareness and shows sensitivity to others' needs. * Respectful of Others: Considers others' viewpoints and treats others with honesty, fairness and integrity. Speaks highly of the capabilities of the hospital and its staff. * Attentive to Others: Actively looks for ways to help customers by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and/or services. * Collaborates with Others: Maintains cooperative working relationships and builds team identity. Promotes a friendly, cooperative climate within the department and hospital setting. * Accountable for Actions: Establishes a high degree of trust and credibility with others. Evokes confidence in character, abilities and truthfulness. Demonstrates efforts to succeed and excel. Guards patient privacy. * Informative: Proactively shares information with others. * Adaptable to Others: Manages multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Adapts plans, behavior or approaches to fit major change situations. * Acts Professionally: Builds trust through reliability and authenticity. Demonstrates results-oriented behavior. Develops constructive, cooperative relationships with others. * Emotionally Self-Aware: Understands the implications of own emotions and manages appropriately. * Safety: Is aware of and adheres to safety measures for both patient and staff. SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: * Able to work in a procedural room setting, including the ability to work directly with patients and clinical staff. * Understand and adhere to protocols, including sterile technique. * Follow directions and adhere to protocols and procedural requirements * Adaptable to assist in changing patient situations, from room turn over to room re-assignments to urgent care needs. * Flexible to work in other settings, such as Sterile Processing, and perform tasks in those areas. * Able to learn new techniques and tasks. * Ability to organize and prioritize work activities. * Mathematical skills for use in correctly maintaining inventory and supplies. * Work accurately; able to complete tasks in a timely manner. * Strong English language skills to communicate effectively with colleagues, clinical staff and management in a fast-paced procedural area, to order supplies and provide information to other units WORKING CONDITIONS: * Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens. * Long periods of standing as found during procedures. * Ability to lift up to 40 pounds. * Handle instruments contaminated with bodily fluids. * Operate cleaning equipment that may cause exposure to cleaning products and noise. EDUCATION: Surgical Tech Certification Preferred. LPN or Medical Assistant Certification acceptable. 1-2 years of patient care experience in an ambulatory, procedural or operating room setting is preferred.

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