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GI Attendant - TEMPORARY

Location: Woodland Hills, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 823246 Date posted: 09/04/2019

The GI Attendant, under general supervision of a department head and functional direction of a Registered Nurse, assists the physician with endoscopy procedures and cleans/maintains endoscopes and accessories. 

Essential Functions:

- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

- Obtain pertinent information from patient before or after procedure following standard guidelines and notifying the RN/physician of non-routine answers. 

- Ensures the availability and operation of equipment prior to each procedure according to protocols.

- Under direct supervision, assist the provider (e.g., positioning patients) with endoscopy procedures; polypectomy, biopsy, cytology and cultures. 

- Clean and maintain special scopes/equipment according to established guidelines. 

- Cleans the procedure room after each use. 

- Documents the preventative maintenance, repair and costs of GI equipment.

- Adheres to established chart documentation and format protocols. 

- Assist with ordering supplies and equipment.

- Principle Job Duties and Skills: Prepare G.I. procedure room for procedures (endoscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy). 

- Assist physician with procedures, including care of biopsy specimens.

- Assemble, disassemble, inspect and lubricate endoscopes and other instruments. 

- Clean, disinfect and sterilize endoscopes and other instruments. 

- Follow standard infection control procedures. 

- Set up procedure rooms as directed. 

- Clean each procedure room after use. 

- Assist with transporting patients to the recovery area. 

- Trouble shoot and attend to video endoscopy equipment. 

- Assist with patient teaching regarding prep information for endoscopy procedures, following established protocols. 

- Answer phone calls for the G.I. Lab, including message tracking for the physicians, RN's and LVN's. 

- Assist with receiving and checking in patients to ensure timely processing. 

- Schedule and confirm endoscopy appointments as directed. 

- Maintain inventory of supplies.

- Maintain clean work area. 

- Care of equipment to include cleaning, soaking, decontamination, inspecting, assembling, wrapping and sterilization. 

- May perform other activities and duties as directed. 

- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Pay Grade: 22 

Basic Qualifications:

- One (1) to two (2) recent years experience in patient care function required. 

- One (1) year GI lab experience preferred. 

- BLS Certification required. 

- Knowledge of instrument cleaning/sterilization. 

- Ability to lift, bend, stoop and push equipment as required.  

This job is required to work variable shifts. 
Will be required to work weekends predominantly to cover patient transport, scope and specimen transport, all steps of scope reprocessing. 
Will be required to help with room and scope  Turn Around Times at all times. 
Will be required to communicate between patients, providers and other staff members.
- All duties assigned will be based on departmental needs as needed by operations.
- This is a temporary position for approximately 3 months. 
Primary Location: California,Woodland Hills,Woodland Hills Medical Center 5601 De Soto Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 9:30 am Working Hours End: 6:00 pm Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Gastroenterology Travel: Yes, 5 % 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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