*** POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE JAMAICA PLAIN, MA CAMPUS*** within the Nursing Service Applicant MUST submit the following documents: Resume Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday through Friday 7:30-4:00pm OR 8:00-4:30pm OR 9:00-5:30pm (Depending on patient needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement: PDMIT00, PDMIT04, PDMIT05, PDF2469, and PDF2470 Depending on patient care, incumbent will need to go to Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury. The GI technician (GI) is a member of the endoscopy team. This technician performs a number of complex tasks and operates a variety of complex equipment and devices. The GI Tech provides assistance to the patient, physician and other members during endoscopy procedures. The Technician must be an active member of the team, participating with the team members in planning and implementing complex procedures under the general supervision of the team. Functions as a primary technician responsible for handling instruments, supplies and equipment during all diagnostic and complex endoscopic procedures such as but not limited to: colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, (EGD), colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, enteroscopy, esophageal dilatations, ileoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasound. Functions as a primary or secondary technician assisting in therapeutic procedures such as but not limited to: endoscopic sphincterotomy, feeding tube placement, dilatation of strictures of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and biliary system, stent placement and fine needle aspiration. During therapeutic procedures he/she will need knowledge and technical expertise in the operation of electro-surgical cautery and devices used for homeostasis of acute bleeding. These procedures require advanced knowledge, concentration, and absolute harmony with the physician and split second timing. Plans daily work and patient schedule effectively, sets priorities and coordinates flow of work to support patient continuity of care. Plans and discusses each procedure with the physician and Registered Nurse and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the procedure. Sets up Procedure room with all required items for each procedure. Prepares, organizes and maintains highly technologically complex equipment. Anticipates the needs of the physician by maintaining a high level of concentration. Actively observes and responds promptly to procedure at hand. Utilizes universal precautions and follows all infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies and equipment. Gastroenterology (GI) Technicians assist the practitioner in endoscopic procedures, such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound. The technicians ensure proper performance of equipment, set up equipment, and reprocess endoscopic reusable medical equipment (RME). Certification is offered by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) for level one and level two training. GI endoscope reprocessing certification is offered through the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD). Notifications This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position This position is covered by a special rate Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered This position is in the Excepted Service Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held
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