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Endoscope Reprocessing Tech I

Department Description: The Endoscope Reprocessing Tech will be supporting the GI Endoscopy Unit at BIDMC in Boston, MA.

This is a 40-hour day shift position and will carry on-call responsibilities.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 34839BR

Job Summary: Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes and related devices and equipment Gastroenterology Endoscopy procedural areas in compliance with manufacturers' instructions and or hospital policy.

The Endoscope Reprocessor Technician (ERT) I is a beginner reprocessor who must obtain certification within first year of employment but not earlier than 6 months of employment as an ERT. He or she will contribute to safe, quality and fiscally responsible cleaning of endoscopes per manufacturer and organizational instructions and adhere to all infection control policies at BIDMC. The ERT I is a novice who practices with maximal guidance and direction initially and emerges from orientation practicing at the advanced beginner level independently.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Maintains inventories of endoscopic and reprocessing equipment and supplies.
  2. Performs safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  3. Maintains and verifies compliance with all appropriate logbook entries.
  4. Cleans, disinfects, or calibrates scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards and Infection Control guidelines.
  5. Maintains endoscopic and reprocessing equipment for optimal functionality and coordinates repairs as needed, according to facility policy and procedure.
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED required.
  2. Certificate 1 Cer Endoscopy Reprocessor preferred.
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. Must obtain certification from IAHCSMM within completion of one year of employment as a certified endoscope reprocessor (CER). Must be maintained for employment.
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently. Work is physically demanding and requires extended periods of standing and/or moving.

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