GI Techs are responsible for providing support to physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures, usually used to diagnose or treat patients with gastrointestinal problems. He/she has an understanding of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon. He/she has the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the procedure.
Duties of GI techs, also known as Endoscopy technicians are (but not limited to):
- Maintain instruments: Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
- Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements
- Prepare equipment including performing safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning
- May obtain specimens
- May maintain a sterile field
- May assist during procedures
- Keeping records
- 2 years recent working experience as a GI technologist (not including clinicals)
- Current BLS Card
- Current TB Screen
- Valid Identification/Driver's License
- Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process