In this role you will participate in the team effort of the endoscopy suite facilitating patient flow, and process, sterilize, and maintain reusable instruments. Primarily functions as a CNA and central sterile processing in the endoscopy suite.
Will work 4 x 10/hr shifts with Wednesday off. May occasionally start as early as 5:45am.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate patient flow into exam rooms within five minutes of known vacancy, gather pertinent data from the patient according to established TVC and department workflows and document this into the EMR.
Take vitals and document completely and accurately.
Prepare patient and instrumentation appropriate to exam. Instruct patient on disrobing, if applicable.
Cleans and sterilizes flexible endoscopes according to vendor recommendations and Clinic procedures.
Works with endoscopy staff and providers to prepare adequate instrumentation for daily procedures.
Assembles procedure instruments based on Clinic protocol.
Assists in trouble shooting problems with flexible endoscopes and equipment.
Monitors instruments for quality, good working order, and seeks repair or replacement.
Works with Clinic managers in maintaining adequate supply and purchase of new instruments.
Maintains current knowledge of disinfection/sterilization technique through continuing education.
Performs quality control procedures on a routine basis and documents according to established procedures.
DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND PROCEDURES:
Assist with patient procedures and tests within limits of training, scope of practice and department protocol;
Document all patient contact. (Includes leaving messages for patients, telephone conversations, all face to face communication, etc.)
Document patient care using appropriate Epic dotphrase.
Reference appropriate protocol in documentation if applicable.
Stock and maintain adequate supplies, remove all expired supplies and medications and document in clinical logbook. Order materials and supplies for clinical area, per department needs.
Clean and sterilize exam rooms and equipment based on Clinic policies and Infection Control guidelines.
Document refrigerator and freezer temperatures each workday.
Maintain clinical log books.
Maintain MSDS binder per OSHA standards
Utilize appropriate equipment and supplies, such as safety needles and PPE, per OSHA standards and TVC policies.
Verifies patient identification and specimen labeling per policy.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work independently and adhere to specific guidelines.
Detailed and process oriented.
Able to consistently demonstrate essential clinical competencies for this role and license/certification. NA-C
Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.
Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Active WA State NA-C certification in good standing.
Previous experience in central sterile services preferred.
Previous healthcare experience preferred.
Completion from a formal central sterile processing technology course preferred.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work required in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive description of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of those assigned to this job.
We offer a competitive Total Rewards Program which includes insurance programs covering medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, generous time off, holidays, education reimbursement, and a 401(k) plan. Eligibility for benefits is dependent on factors such as position type and FTE. Contact your recruiter for more information.
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Documented vaccination, immunity, or written declination of vaccine for certain preventable contagious diseases, including COVID-19, is a requirement of employment at Vancouver Clinic. Vancouver Clinic is an alcohol and drug-free workplace. Offers are contingent on successful completion of drug screen, background screen, and immunization requirements.