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G I Aide

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under close supervision, performs decontamination and processing equipment for GI procedures; maintains aseptic or clean technique as appropriate at all times; prepares procedural area with equipment, instruments, and supplies; assists in maintenance of supplies and equipment in specialty areas; participates in routine endoscopic procedures, including biopsy and polypectomy not requiring cautery; monitors par levels of supplies and equipment used during and in support of procedure.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Directs, escorts or wheels patient into procedure area; explains procedures to patient and offers instructions accordingly; attempts to allay fears and anxieties associated with equipment and procedures.

+ Prepares for GI procedures in procedure area; provides for patient care by assuring procedure room is in clean and orderly condition; inspects equipment prior to use to assure operational order; troubleshoots and remedies and/or removes and reports faulty equipment; assures adequate amount of appropriate supplies and instrumentation are available in accordance with endoscopists preference.

+ Monitors supplies and instruments throughout procedure; evaluates variables; adjusts to changes in procedures or patient condition; adjusts instrumentation and supplies; restocks room with necessary equipment and supplies.

+ Anticipates endoscopists and patient care needs; assists by performing variety of tasks in routine procedures (e.g., draping patients, maintaining endoscope position, advancing and withdrawing endoscope in accordance with endoscopists preference, with staff assistance, passing and operating a limited variety of instruments and equipment, holding extremities, moving patients as directed, etc.).

+ Identifies emergency situations; seeks assistance immediately.

+ Monitors clean technique of procedure team members; controls location of contaminated instruments and supplies.

+ Assists in decontamination of all equipment, instruments and supplies as necessary; assists in cleaning rooms, furniture, and equipment according to established procedures.

+ Assists in identification, and labeling and proper disposition of specimens as directed by standard procedure.

+ Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization.

+ Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.

+ Incorporates the KP Nursing Vision, Model and Values through out their Nursing Practice.

+ Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.

+ Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.

+ Uses supplies and equipment conservatively to maintain inventory control and cost containment.

+ Respects patients rights to privacy, dignity and safety.

+ Adheres to departmental safety policies; promotes safe environment for patients and staff.

+ Is flexible and adjusts to changes in assignments, workload and stressful situations.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

+ N/A

Education

+ High school diploma; or equivalent combination of education (lesser) & experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.

License, Certification, Registration

+ Basic Life Support from American Heart Association

Additional Requirements:

+ Experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.

+ Must be able to communicate with patients of all educational and ethnic backgrounds.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, teamwork, and written communication.

+ Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.

+ Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.

+ Training/giving and receiving instructions.

+ Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Working knowledge of instrument processing.

+ Experience in providing direct patient care.

+ Experience working in the area of Gastroenterology.

+ Post high school training as Medical Assistant or related area.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: G I Aide

LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii

REQNUMBER: 1127579

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu , G I Aide, Other , Honolulu, Hawaii

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