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Endoscopy Technicians

Endoscopy Technicians

Endoscopy Technicians Description

Maintain a sterile field to provide support for physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures. Prepare and maintain instruments and equipment. May obtain specimens.

Endoscopy Technicians Related Job Titles

Endoscopic Technician, Endoscopy Technician, Gastroenterology Technician, Gastrointestinal Technician (GI Technician),


Endoscopy Technicians Related Careers
Endoscopy Technicians Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Place devices, such as blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeter sensors, nasal cannulas, surgical cautery pads, and cardiac monitoring electrodes, on patients to monitor vital signs.
  • Position or transport patients in accordance with instructions from medical personnel.
  • Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
  • Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  • Maintain or repair endoscopic equipment.
  • Collect specimens from patients using standard medical procedures.
  • Assist physicians or registered nurses in the conduct of endoscopic procedures.
  • Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements.
  • Conduct in-service training sessions to disseminate information regarding equipment or instruments.
  • Attend in-service training to validate or refresh basic professional skills.
  • Maintain inventories of endoscopic equipment and supplies.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in endoscopy.

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