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Sr Endoscopy Technologist Endoscopy Center

Allied Health
Endoscopy Center 600890
133718 Requisition #
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The primary purpose of the Endoscopic Technologist position is to provide the technical aspect of endoscopic patient care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve quality patient outcomes.  Performs technical functions in a dynamic patient care environment through interaction with Endoscopy team members.



Scope Reprocessing/Infection and Quality Control: 

Adheres to hospital, Joint Commission, SGNA guidelines for quality control and safety of procedures
* Participates in the education of self and others regarding job duties and process improvement efforts.
* Observes all policies and procedures to assure the quality and safety of the endoscopy environment for  patients, families  and staff.
* Participates in continuous monitoring and quality improvement efforts. 
* Helps to ensure all dictated reports contain  necessary information in order to be sent through the electronic portal or health record.
* Performs routine equipment maintenance.
* Helps maintain inventory of supplies to provide full service to endoscopy patients.
* Follows hospital laboratory protocol for collecting tissue  specimens, labeling  and recording of specimens during all procedures
* Completes annual competency training on scope reprocessing
* Maintains certifications


Endoscopy Procedures:

Is competent and safely assists with any combination of the following procedures and treatment modalities:  

* Esophagoscopy
* Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
* Flexible sigmoidoscopy
* Colonoscopy
* Small bowel enteroscopy
* Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placements and replacements
* Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography under direct fluoroscopic visualization
* Endoscopic ultrasonography, fine needle aspiration under direct visualization of endoscopic ultrasonography
* Cryoablation
* BarrX Therapy
* Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
* Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
* CellVizio
* Argon plasma coagulation
* Dilation/Dilatation
* Single/Double Balloon Technique
* Stenting
* Travel Cases using mobile cart

Other duties as assigned



Patient Care - Employee demonstrates population-based competencies (age-specific, diversity) that cross the continuum of care; Employee functions within their professional scope.

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.


Service Orientation
Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:

* Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times

Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson’s Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures

* Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders

    * Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed.


Onsite Presence: Is Required





On Call
Exposure to Radiation
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Wearing Protective Equipment
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Occasionally 11-33%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%






Arm/Hand Steadiness
Eye/Hand Coordination

Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%

50+ lbs
50+ lbs
50+ lbs



Attention to detail
Appropriate Behavior
Following Instructions
Interpersonal Skills
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Reading Skills/Comprehension

Required: High school graduation or equivalent. 

Required: Three years of endoscopy experience. 

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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