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G I Aide

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 26, 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:


    • N/A


      • 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.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Honolulu , G I Aide, Other , Honolulu, Hawaii

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