The Iowa City VA Health Care System is recruiting for one (1) full-time Medical Instrument Technician (Gastroenterology) for the Primary Care Service Line (8 East). Under the supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), the Gastroenterology (GI) Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) functions as a member of the GI/ENDO multidisciplinary team and assists the RN in the care of patients in acute, sub-acute, or chronic states of illness. The GI MIT delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care with minimal instruction to assigned patients while developing technical competencies. The Gastroenterology (GI) MIT at this level assists the practitioner in endoscopic procedures, such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasounds, and other necessary endoscopic procedures. The Gl technician maintains a high level of knowledge regarding endoscopic instruments, patient monitoring equipment, patient positioning and comfort, peripheral venous access, and proper handling of anatomical lab specimens. The GI technician is an integral member of the GI/ENDO interdisciplinary team. The GI MIT at this level can identify and record observations pre and post endoscopy treatments, as well as elements of treatment provided and complications encountered. The Gastroenterology MIT uses practical knowledge of location and function of major body organs and structures related to the specialized field of GI/ENDO. Certification is offered by the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) for level one and level two training. Gl endoscope reprocessing certification is offered through the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD). The Gastroenterology Medical Instrument Technician, reports to the GI/Endo Unit Nurse Manager, who is the rating official; and to Nursing Services. Incumbent initiates and carries out recurring assignments independently. Area assignments are made on the assignment sheet at the beginning of each tour by the Registered Nurse. The incumbent handles deviations independently consistent with training. The incumbent functions with a high level of independence and responsibilities, and is expected to coordinate with other members of endoscopy team to assure completion of work. The incumbent is expected to implement changes in procedures and resolve problems on own initiative. Issues without precedent are referred to the Clinical Manager. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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