- Created staff training manuals
- trained new staff form technicians to surgons
- develop policy and procedure manuels for new endoscopes
- train staff with new equipment
- microbiological surveillance of both endoscopes and processing machines
- liaise with nursing staff and surgeons regarding endoscope availability
- create daily check lists for maximum work flow efficiency
- prioritize theater lists in relation to endoscope availability
- coordinate and hold in-services on endoscopy repressing including the relevant paperwork
- Maintain equipment and schedule for repair as required
- control stock rotation and availability
- Identify correct anatomical and proportional point locations based on patients’ anatomy and positions, contraindications, and precautions related to treatments such as both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, as well as pre-op and post-op patient care.
- Treat patients using appropriate endoscopic instruments and equipment.
- Specimen collection, labeling and delivery.
- After hour, weekend and holiday emergency call.
- Assist with difficult procedures that require to be done in the O.R. and ICU.
- Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
- Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
- Collect specimens from patients using standard medical procedures.
- Assist physicians or registered nurses in the conduct of endoscopic procedures.
- Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements.
- Place devices, such as blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeter sensors, nasal cannulas, surgical cautery pads, and cardiac monitoring electrodes, on patients to monitor vital signs.
- Attend in-service training to validate or refresh basic professional skills.
- Prepare treatment rooms for patient procedures.
- Assist physicians during GI procedures such as ERCP; handling guide wires, sphincterotomes, and other cannulation devices, EUS; fine needle aspiration, EGD/Colon; biopsy, polyp removal,
- Position or transport patients in accordance with instructions from medical personnel.
- Properly position patients pre- and intra- procedure including airway support via head positioning and oropharyngeal suctioning.