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Endoscopy Technician

Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Possesses specialized clinical knowledge about endoscopy; gastroscopy, colonscopy, and ERCP.

  • Maintains equipment for clinical procedures:Demonstrates knowledge of endoscopy procedures and equipment (i.e., EGD, colonscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopies, ERCP, EUS, Liver Biopsies, Bronchoscopies, and Peg Tube placements)

    • Ensures proper working of endoscopy units prior to use on a daily basis

    • Runs leak tests, scopy channel cleaning, light source-air-water-suction checking before and after each procedure

    • Maintains knowledge about handling and care of clinical instruments

    • Applies aseptic techniques in daily work assignments

    • Switches on the unit and checks for air-water-suction for confirmation

    • Give L/A

    • Cleans, sterilizes, and performs a leak test after every procedure

    • Maintains records for instruments provided in the department

    • Informs biomedical engineering of inoperable equipment

  • Demonstrates knowledge of communication skills sufficient to report patient activities and deviations from normal; appropriately interacts with patients and families.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety factors

  • Performs quality patient care activitiesCollaborates in a multidisciplinary approach with nursing and others to promote delivery of patient care; Uses effective communication skills in working with health care team, patients and families.

    • Maintains the patient appointment system; gives proper guidance and education to the patient about the procedure, preparation for the procedure, place, date, and time of the procedure

    • Cooperates with support services to facilitate the timely transport and arrival of patients at off-unit activities

    • Informs the physician about the appointment

    • Receives the patient

    • Explains the procedure to the patient

    • Advises and assists patients in the proper handling of valuables and belongings during care and assists in gathering belongings during transfer or discharge.

    • Obtains informed consent from the patient

    • Positions the patient

    • Applies and removes restraints as instructed within policy

    • Assists in all GI procedures (gastroscopy, colonscopy, ERCP, EUS, etc.), including injection, biopsy, urease test, polypectomy snaring, cauterization, and checking vitals during the procedures

    • Confirms the patient is stable

    • Prepares the procedure report as per the doctor’s note; performs computer entry as required

    • Provides patients guidance on when and where to collect the report

    • Actively communicates with physicians regarding patient scheduling and care

  • Collaborates in a multidisciplinary approach with nursing and others to promote delivery of patient care; Uses effective communication skills in working with health care team, patients and families.

  • Maintains departmental supplies, as required

  • Performs clerical duties related to clinical care as delegated by RN such as (but not limited to): answering the phones, completing requisitions, following up on doctors orders by transcribing medications on medication sheet, scheduling tests and appointments, filing reports, ordering supplies and equipment, managing patients medical records, etc.

  • Upholds patient confidentiality

  • Actively participates in departmental performance improvement activities

Education/Qualifications Required:

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Basic Medical Science

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Basic Medical Science

Active Professional License from country of origin (RN, etc.)

Experience Required:

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years in Endoscopy/GI care

Preferred Experience: More than five (5) years experience in Endoscopy/GI care

Language Skills:

English is essential

Arabic is preferred

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