The Endoscopy Center Processing Technician is responsible for the leak testing, manual cleaning, and high level disinfecting of all endoscopic equipment and accessories according to infection control guidelines and established Endoscopy Center guidelines. The documentation and maintenance of all logs related to endoscope reprocessing as well.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leak tests and manually cleans all endoscopic equipment according to Endoscopy Center established guidelines and infection control guidelines.
High-level disinfects all endoscopic equipment and accessories according to Endoscopy Center established guidelines and infection control guidelines.
Sterilizes all necessary accessories according to Endoscopy Center established guidelines and infection control guidelines.
Monitors effectiveness of the high level disinfectant according to Endoscopy Center established guidelines and infection control guidelines. This includes each load high level disinfectant checks and proper changing of disinfect with associated documentation.
Ships scopes out for repair according to Endoscopy Center established guidelines.
Maintains appropriate records on endoscope wash machines. Performs appropriate maintenance on endoscope wash machines.
Performs daily monitoring of water gauge pressure and wash machine cycle length. Changes the water filters as needed and documents appropriately.
Informs nursing director when outside order accessories are required.
Maintains an appropriately cleaned and disinfected work area.
Ensures that all appropriate cleaning and high level disinfecting standards are being followed and documented appropriately.
High School Diploma / GED required.
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Endoscope Reprocessing Technician Certification and/or Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification required.
Previous experience as endoscope reprocessing technician or central supply technician preferred.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Good analytical and technical attributes desired to operate specialized and technical equipment. Must be detail oriented to perform tests with a high degree of accuracy.
Personal attributes such as good interpersonal skills, good verbal skills, good judgment, dependability and initiative are a must to effectively handle the volume of and to effectively interact and communicate with the patients, nursing and physician staff and ancillary staff from the Endoscopy Center.
Must be aware of safety standards and hazards in the cleaning room.
Must have knowledge of care and safety hazards of all equipment in the cleaning room.
Demonstrates expertise on the use and maintenance of endoscopic equipment. This is expensive, highly technical equipment requiring expert handling and care.
Is aware of and utilizes accepted standards of care and participates in the evaluation of those standards.
Must possess ability to work in stressful situations requiring frequently quick action and adaptability to rapid change.
Standing and walking required 95% of the time.
Physical effort required to carry endoscopic equipment.
Works in a busy environment often with a high stress atmosphere.
Works in area with exposure to known hazards, i.e., infectious specimens, hazardous chemicals and unpleasant odors.
Brigham And Women's Hospital