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Endoscopy Tech (FT) - Grossmont Surgery Center

Company: SCA Health
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:


Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA's 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits---

Positive work culture

Career growth opportunities

Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance - eligible on Day 1 of employment

Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits

Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance

Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

We are actively hiring for an Endoscopy Technician.

Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.

Function as an assistive person during endoscopy procedures by

Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources.

Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.

Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate

Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.

Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment

Performing interventions to maintain the patient's wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels

Performing interventions to protect the patient from infection

Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy

Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.

Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy

Assembling supplies and equipment required for the procedure.

Preparing and organizing sterile supplies and instruments for the procedure.

Providing instruments and supplies to the endoscopist during the procedure.

Maintaining an organized sterile field.

Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes

Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to care.

Maintain endoscopy instruments and accessories in working order. Troubleshoots and recognizes malfunctions

Clean and prepare equipment and instruments for processing and transport them to the decontamination areas.

Ensure scopes are prepared for use in accordance with policies and procedures and manufacturer's instructions for use

Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders.

Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care.

Assist with post procedure cleaning of the procedure room and preparation of room for subsequent patients.

Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.

Participate in the performance appraisal process.

Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.

Maintain required competencies.

Pursue professional growth

Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.

Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

Perform other duties as assigned


High School Graduate or equivalent.

Prior Experience as a GI Tech preferred.

Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS certification.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Physically demanding, high-stress environment

Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions

Pushing and pulling heavy objects

Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment

Manual and finger dexterity

Hand eye coordination

Standing and walking for extensive periods of time

Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs

Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range

Working irregular hours

Keywords: SCA Health, La Mesa , Endoscopy Tech (FT) - Grossmont Surgery Center, Healthcare , La Mesa, California

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