• Presence Health
  • Chicago, IL
  • Healthcare - Physician
  • Full-Time
  • 3211 N Sheffield Ave

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Requisition ID: 59511

Location: Presence St Joseph Chicago

Location Address:
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Day


The Gastroenterology (GI) Technician, under direct supervision of an RN, interacts with patients pre and post procedure, prepares the room and the equipment for procedures, provides support to physicians and nurses during the procedure, collects and handle specimens, and sterilizes equipment

  1. The GI Tech must know how to independently set up the room and equipment for needed procedures such as EGDs, colonoscopies, and ERCPs. Implements the individual patient plan of care under the direction of the RN. Assists physicians with patient care. Maintains a clean and organized environment.

  2. The Tech must have an understanding of par level of needed supplies required to perform endoscopic procedures as well as have a working knowledge of equipment and supplies and demonstrate the competency to assist the physician during the procedure.

  3. The Tech prepares patient charts for pre-calls, post-calls, specimen review and patient correspondence and helps to care for the patient and may be responsible for collecting patient biopsies and specimens and keeping the field sterile. May assists with preparing, collecting, and labeling specimens for biopsy, cytology, cultures, etc.

  4. The Tech must know how to clean and sterilize all gastroenterology equipment according to various agency standards and manufacturer's recommendations, and document the processes for all equipment sterilization/disinfection and accurate record keeping.

  5. Observes and immediately reports unusual symptoms, changes in condition and/or injuries to the patient's nurse.

  6. Maintains safe and rapid room turnaround time and quality safety and infection control standards. Transports patients to and from procedure rooms. Uses appropriate body alignment and safety measures for patients and self while transferring and repositioning

  7. Helps to identify hazards and unsafe conditions within the department. Reports any noted malfunctions of a scope, sterilizer, or equipment promptly to appropriate persons to timely initiate the repair process.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


Does Not Supervise Employees


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

HS Diploma, or equivalent, is required.

Preferred: Certificate or degree in surgical technology, sterile processing, or a medical assistant program.

Preferred: 1 year experience working in a Gastroenterology Center or other Procedural Department, as a Surgical Technologist or as a Sterile Processing Technician.

Computer Skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Applicable: EMT-B, EMT-P Certification or Certification as a Nursing Assistant


Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hsp Chicago
Department Name: Gastroenterology SJH

Nearest Major Market: Chicago
Job Segment: Gastroenterology, Medical Technologist, Medical, Clinic, Technician, Healthcare, Technology

Associated topics: endocrinology, gastroenterology, hospitalist, internal, internal medicine, pulmonary, pulmonolgist, pulmonology, rheumatology, sports

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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