Kaiser Permanente Gastrointestinal Assistant in Honolulu, Hawaii
Under direct personal supervision of physician, performs variety of duties to assist in basic to moderately complex gastrointestinal (GI) procedures including cleaning & preparing procedure rooms & equipment, furnishing instruments & supplies to provider, & assisting provider w/ GI procedures according to explicit instruction; maintains aseptic or clean technique as appropriate at all times; prepares & assists w/ procedural equipment, instruments & supplies; assists in maintenance & inventory of supplies & equipment in specialty area.
Prepares procedure room for gastrointestinal procedures; ensures room is in clean & orderly order; troubleshoots & remedies or removes & reports faulty equipment; ensures adequate inventory of appropriate supplies & instrumentation available in accordance w/ physician's preference.
Directs, escorts or wheels patient into procedure area; explains steps to be taken in preparing patient for procedure, such as use of gown, patient positioning on procedure table, etc.; attempts to allay patient fears & anxieties associated w/ equipment & procedures.
Performs variety of basic to moderately complex diagnostic procedures & limited advanced therapeutic procedures under direct personal supervision of physician, procedures include draping & positioning patient, preparing & assisting in operation of instruments used in procedures, assisting in operation of manufacturer preset electrosurgical equipment, maintaining endoscope position, & advancing &/or w/drawing endoscope according to physician's explicit instruction.
Anticipates physician's needs regarding equipment & supplies during patient procedures; adjusts to changes in procedures or patient conditions as directed by physician.
Assists providers & nurses in packaging & labeling collected specimens.
Recognizes emergency situations; seeks immediate assistance.
Isolates & contains contaminated equipment & supplies during procedures.
Respects patients' rights to privacy, dignity & safety; adheres to department safety policies; promotes safe environment for patients & staff.
Cleans & disinfects endoscopes following standard procedures; checks disinfectant for efficacy & documents results; follows appropriate procedure for reporting malfunctions & repairs.
Controls & monitors use of instruments & supplies on procedure table; inventories other supplies & instruments throughout procedure; restocks room w/ necessary equipment & supplies.
Assists in decontamination of equipment, instruments & supplies as necessary; assists in cleaning rooms, furniture, & equipment according to established procedures.
Uses supplies & equipment conservatively to maintain inventory control & cost containment.
Assures clinical equipment is operable & undergoes necessary maintenance; follows appropriate procedure for reporting malfunctions & repairs.
Attends department meetings.
Identifies improvements necessary to update procedures & protocols w/in parameters of position.
Notifies supervisor of any developing process problems or concerns.
Prioritizes daily workflow to ensure optimal service levels are maintained.
Assists team & other committees to implement workflow process improvements.
Assists supervisor w/ staff orientation.
Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, & abilities in area of specialization.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to provide care &/or service appropriate to age groups served.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care &/or service.
Performs other duties & accepts responsibility as assigned.
- Six (6) months G.I. Aide experience.
- High school diploma; or equivalent combination of education (lesser) & experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Gastroenterology Technical Specialist certification with the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA).
Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CRP/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Demonstrated competency in G.I. Aide skills.
Demonstrated competency and ability to assist with basic to moderately complex gastroenterology procedures.
Ability to remain open to new ideas and flex to meet variable workloads.
Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, and teamwork.
Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.
Reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
Training/giving and receiving instructions.
Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration and alertness.
- Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
TITLE: Gastrointestinal Assistant
LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.