Healthcare Technician- GI Diagnostics SCB
Job posting number: #7162078
Posted: August 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health)
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care, education, and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. A part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a 495-bed tertiary care hospital, 22 outpatient clinics, and 13 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers. It also includes the seven UIC health science colleges: the College of Applied Health Sciences; the College of Dentistry; the School of Public Health; the Jane Addams College of Social Work; and the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, including regional campuses in Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana. UI Health is dedicated to the pursuit of health equity.
This is a full-time and benefits eligible position. UI Health offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. In addition all full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete list of Employee Benefits
UI Health is seeking two (2) Healthcare Technicians to join our GI Diagnostic Services team. This role will work under the supervision from a designated clinician, assists in the examination and or treatment of patients in a hospital or clinic setting.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepares patients for surgery or procedures such as, endoscopy, manometry, imaging or similar; assisting the positioning of patients on the examination/operating table and covering patients with sterile drapes to prevent exposure;
Evaluates and takes patients’ vital signs or laboratory data to determine emergency intervention needs
Set up and monitors medical equipment and devices such as cardiac monitors, mechanical ventilators and alarms, oxygen delivery devices, transducers, pressure lines, or other related procedure equipment as directed;
Assists physicians or other medical professionals with examinations, treatments and procedures
Relays results of diagnostic test, explains medical instructions to patients when indicated by the physician;
Assists with movement or transport of patients;
Completes patient history information as needed;
Collects specimens from patients using standard medical procedures;
Answers patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients’ needs;
Monitors and logs equipment readings, monitors patient’s condition throughout test or procedure;
Cleans and sterilizes instruments according to policy; records sterilizer test results
Cleans, disinfects, or calibrates scopes or other medical instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards, prepares and sterilizes examination rooms;
Stocks procedure/examination rooms with supplies;
Maintains or repairs appropriate medical equipment;
Completes diagnostic forms, reports, and assists in scheduling diagnostic tests;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
1. High school graduation or equivalent.
2. Any one or any combination totaling six (6 months) from the following categories:
A. Six (6 months) of work experience in direct patient care in a healthcare setting or equivalent.
B. College course work in a related field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent.
30 semester hours equals six (6 months)
3. Current American Heart Association BLS CPR Certification
Current certificate from the Society of Gastroenterology (SGNA) Associates program as an GI Technical Specialist(GTS) and /or Advanced GI Technical Specialist (AGTS)
Experience with Endoscopy and/or Pulmonary procedures