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Endoscopy Technicians
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 900

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $16.08 - $22.53

Typical Annual Salary: $33,500 - $46,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  • Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conduct in-service training sessions to disseminate information regarding equipment or instruments.
  • Attend in-service training to validate or refresh basic professional skills.
  • Position or transport patients in accordance with instructions from medical personnel.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Endoscope maintenance units or accessories
  • Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Specimen collection container
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Medical software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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