Gastroenterology Technician II-FT/Day Shift (Ben Taub Hospital)
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Gastroenterology Technician II (GT II) proficiently performs a variety of activities that support the nursing and medical staff of the GI Lab, which includes preparing supplies, equipment, and room for procedures; handling of specimen and cleaning/disinfecting scopes and other equipment according to standards; and troubleshooting equipment appropriately. The GT II demonstrates and role models personal and professional effectiveness.
Education: High School diploma (And) Endoscopy Technician Program; Surgical Technologist Program may substitute graduation from an accredited school of Surgical Technology.
a.) Certificate Completion of Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) Program (And/or) completion of SGNA Advanced Associates Program.
b.)Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience: One (1) year work experience GI endoscopy assisting with advanced procedures such as ERCPs. May substitute graduation from Endoscopy Technician Program.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Proficiencies: Personal Computer
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Medical Terminology Knowledge
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, On Call