Vanderbilt University Medical Center GI Tech Specialist PRN (As Needed) in Nashville, Tennessee

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Unit Summary

Vanderbilt is a leader in treating digestive disorders. We use the most advanced techniques and technology in the region. Our pioneering research, highly trained providers and dedicated staff have led U.S. News and World Report to rank us among the top 25 digestive disease centers in America.

Our diagnostic and treatment center is absolutely state-of-the-art. Our highly specialized physicians and advanced nurse practitioners are experts in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders. We work with other specialists at Vanderbilt to find the best treatments for our patients, so you can count on receiving excellence in complete care here.

Your Role:

  • Assists GI Endoscopy Services Unit with thecoordination of the daily patient endoscopy schedule with occasional guidancefrom the charge nurse, physician, or staff nurse.

  • Facilitates patient care by assistingphysicians/nursing staff before, during and after endoscopy procedures byproviding the instruments and supplies required by the proceduralist accordingto established plan for patient care with occasional guidance.

  • GI Tech is able to perform competently most ofthe cases in a given service/shift.

  • Cleans, disinfects and sterilize all flexiblebronchoscopes, video scopes and related Endoscopy instruments for all areas.

Position Shift:

· This is a PRN (as needed), Days

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This position requires a High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Continuous: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Sensory

  • Occasional: Taste: Ability to detect quality, texture, consistency and taste of prepared foods/quality control.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Continuous: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Medical Assistant/Patient Care Technician

Organization: GI Endoscopy Lab 20 200179

Title: GI Tech Specialist PRN (As Needed)

Location: TN-Nashville-The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC)

Requisition ID: 1811105

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