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GI Technician II - Per Diem (Licensed Vocational Nurse)

Location: Irvine, CA Additional Locations:

OC Irvine Medical Center 6640 Alton Pkwy., 6640 Alton Pkwy., Irvine,California, 92618
Kraemer I Medical Office 3460 E. La Palma, 3460 E. La Palma, Anaheim,California, 92806
Job Number: 832772 Date posted: 03/20/2020

Under direct supervision, provides functional guidance to assigned staff; incubate patients; analyzes collected specimens; and assist physicians with endoscopic and sigmoidoscopic procedures.

Essential Functions:

- Obtain patient specimens. Perform venipuncture&skin punctures to obtain blood samples. Perform samples&specimens for lab analysis. Perform routine diagnostic test. Anesthetize patients w/ topical or aerosol medication. Assist physicians&medical staff w/ procedures, diagnostic examinations&treatments. Assist physician in obtaining tissue specimens&biopsies. Assist w/ protocological procedures (e.g., sigmoid exams). Select&pass instruments. Schedule, cancel or reschedule patient appointments. Initiate follow-up appointments w/ patients. Key DKAs into automated system. Schedule procedure rooms. Schedule patient appointments&procedures. Record&chart patient data. Interview patients&collect patient data. Consult w/ physicians concerning test results&alert physicians to positive test results or test abnormalities. Report negative/positive specimens. Transcribe test results onto lab slips. Call provider on positive test results. Explain test procedures&purpose. Analyze collected specimens for volume, acidity or other standard measures. Assist in obtaining tissue specimens. Assist physician in developing new techniques&procedures. Assist provider in patient examinations&procedures. Consult w/ provider concerning procedures&patient condition. Follow standard infection control procedures. Lift patients. Modify treatment techniques, which do not require change in physician orders. Instruct patient how to prepare for procedures. Explain diets. Monitor&evaluate test readings during procedures. Observe, monitor&evaluate patient condition during&after procedures. Prepare samples&specimens for lab analysis. Prepare&position patients for diagnostic test&medical procedures. Respond to emergencies (i.e., Code Blue)&stat requests. Shave&apply antiseptic solutions to patient skin areas. Take, record&monitor patient vital signs. Transport patients' to/from procedure area. Assist physician w/ fluoroscopic examinations.

- Perform ear wash procedures. Assist physician in locating tumors. Acts as member of other surgery team (for example, pass instruments, cut sutures,&hold retractors). Assist physician in gastroenterology/procedures (for example, endosopies). Assist physician w/ inserting&advancing scope during GI procedures. Monitor I.V. solutions. Other procedures may be schlerotherapy, Suctioning, Xray - fluoroscopic, Photographic, Dilatation - balloon, bougies, blood specimen processing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, culture preparation, cytology, Gastrointestinal/Gall Bladder Examination, Microscopic, Minor Surgical, ovum¶site examination, pap smear, polypectomy. Accountable for cleaning&filling specimen jars w/ solutions. Prepare solutions&surgical tissue specimens. Centrifuge or filter&separate specimens. Develop film&make prints. Dilute specimens. Prepare control slides, clean procedures room&work area. Operate scope disinfector. Pick up; deliver other specimens to&from laboratory. Assemble&disassemble equipment&instruments. Ensure equipment is available for procedures&examinations. Adjust equipment in preparation for&during procedures. Check emergency equipment. Prepare procedures&exam rooms. Select&set out appropriate tubings&sterile supplies. Set up instruments&surgical trays. Maintain sterilized supplies, instruments&equipment for surgical procedures. Decontaminate equipment. Removed&inventory equipment&supplies after surgical procedures. Soak instrument. Arrange for repair of equipment. Equipment may include Computer, Washing&Cleaning supplies, closed circuit TV - GI video. Others are periteonoscope, heat probe, colonoscope, photographic&related equipment. Inspect equipment&instruments for damage. Maintain equipment in good working order. Perform minor adjustments and/or repairs on equipment. Replace expendable parts on equipment. Test equipment. Fill request for equipment&supplies. Maintain&order supplies. Dispose of used syringes&contaminated materials. Inventory equipment&supplies. Replenish supplies&equipment. Orient&train new or less experienced personnel. Prepare department work schedules. Provide functional direction to assigned staff. Attend conferences, meetings&in-service training programs. Serve as resource person to co-workers by answering procedural questions&assisting in problem solving. Answer telephones&take messages. Conduct in-service training. Assume other activities&responsibilities form time to time as directed.

This is a repost of 820518

Basic Qualifications:


- One (1) year experience in an acute care or ambulatory setting assisting in the performance of endoscopic procedures.

License, Certification, Registration

- Current California license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse with I.V certification

- Valid BLS card


Preferred Qualifications:

- Bilingual: English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese

- Effective verbal & written communication skills

- Self-starter, organized, flexible, proactive, a team-player

- Message Handling skills

- Excellent service skills in a busy GI lab/GI clinic setting

- Recent experience in starting IVs


- Assist in GI lab/clinic admissions and discharges

- May be utilized for Weekend/night call rotation; must arrive within 30 min when called in

- Will be required to work some Saturdays

- May be assigned to other GI locations in OC

- May help with GI Clinic procedures (e.g. fibroscan, manometry)

 Additional tasks:

- Scope reprocessing: ensuring endoscopes are clean & ready for use

- Assisting in GI lab procedures both inpatient and outpatient areas

- Starting IVs in admission and may help in GI clinic if IV therapy is needed.

- Confirming patients scheduled for GI-related appointments

- Ordering supplies & sending equipment out for repairs

Primary Location: California,Irvine,Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Offices II 6650 Alton Pk Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Gastroenterology Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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