Gastrointestinal Technician

Location US-NJ-Mount Laurel
Job ID
Technician or Technologist
Part Time
Department Name
Gastroenterology 501 Fellowship Road

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At Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to our employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development.

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The Mt. Laurel and Willingboro locations are only outpatient units, whereas the Special Test Unit (STU), located on the sixth floor in the main hospital is an outpatient and inpatient unit. All are run by the hospital largely to serve diagnostic and therapeutic needs of the Gastroenterology Division.

The most common gastroenterology procedures are upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. In the pulmonary suite (STU only), endoscopy of the airway procedures is performed, and are commonly called bronchoscopy.

All units are staffed by surgical schedulers, patient service representatives, nurses, and GI technicians. Anesthesiology is present for all GI procedures. Nurses rotate between the admission (Pre op), procedure suites, recovery (PACU) and pre-admission testing. They must be familiar with all roles and procedures in the GI Unit.

Short Description

Some of the primary duties that GI technicians perform include:

  • GI Technicians prepare rooms and equipment before endoscopic procedures and clean up and sterilize after procedures.
  • Maintaining an inventory of equipment and supplies for endoscopic procedure
  • Ensuring equipment functions properly
  • Preparing waiting and recovery rooms or procedure suites
  • Maintaining endoscopic equipment, including cleaning, disinfecting and calibrating instruments according to manufacturer guidelines
  • Transporting patients according to medical personnel instructions- Helping physicians and nurses perform endoscopic procedures
  • Attending training as necessary to enhance or refresh skills
  • Collecting specimens from patients
  • Collaborating effectively with other care providers regarding procedures and patients' conditions
  • Staying current on endoscopy developments by reading literature, speaking with colleagues or participating in professional organizations
  • Assists with Business Office Support duties and will be trained to EPIC applications and front desk registration & copay collection.

Experience Required

  • GI tech experience and/or patient care experience (medical assistant, patient care technician, etc.)
  • Must have ability to learn IDX and EPIC applications.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

License/Certification Requirements

  • BLS from American Heart Association


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