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Endoscopy Tech - Endoscopy Unit - Per Diem Day

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Old Bridge
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

A day in the life of an Endoscopy Technician at Hackensack Meridian includes:

--- Greets patients, checks for proper ID on bracelet and papers, orients patients to the unit, and takes and records vital signs.
--- Participates in the plan of care for the patient in the Endoscopy Unit as directed by the RN.
--- Observes and reports all unusual conditions, reactions and occurrences to the nurse in charge.
--- Orders food from Dietary when necessary and assists patients with meals as needed.
--- Helps stock nutrition stations at the nurse's station and in the waiting room.
--- Transfers patients to x-ray or other departments when necessary for procedure.
--- Transfers patients and equipment using proper body mechanics.
--- Refers all information or questions from patients and/or families to RN.
--- Answers phones and responds promptly to requests using effective customer service skills.
--- Checks linen and CSR carts daily to ensure that they have been stocked properly.
--- Cleans and remakes stretchers after use, prepares stretchers and general area for next day.
--- Compiles endoscopy charts and assists with clerical responsibilities as needed.
--- Assists with patient emergencies by obtaining emergency equipment and performing other duties as requested by the RN. Has an awareness of emergency codes.
--- Assists with counting Code Cart and Anesthesia Cart and restocking when necessary.
--- Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (ie, age, culture, language, hearing and/or visual impaired, etc). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver at their level (developmental/age, education, literacy, etc
--- Accompanies patients via wheelchair to lobby upon discharge when necessary.
--- Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies
--- Up-to-date with Endoscopy competencies such as Blood glucose monitoring, urine pregnancy testing, CPR certification, and attachment of cardiac monitors. Utilizes these competencies under the direction of the RN.
--- Attends unit staff meetings
--- Maintains endoscopy equipment

--- High School Diploma or equivalent required
--- Graduate of approved Nurses Assistant Program.
--- A minimum of two years' experience as a nursing assistant or technician required

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Elizabeth , Endoscopy Tech - Endoscopy Unit - Per Diem Day, Other , Old Bridge, New Jersey

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