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What do Endoscopy Technicians do?

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

What are the Main Tasks of Endoscopy Technicians?

  • Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
  • Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  • 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.
  • Maintain inventories of endoscopic equipment and supplies.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in endoscopy.
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