This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
The GI Lab Tech is an unlicensed staff responsible for providing assistance during a GI diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, in a safe, appropriate and effective manner under the direction of a Registered Nurse and or GI MD, in compliance with the GI Tech standards of practice as stated in the California Board of Nursing for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. The GI Technician is not to perform beyond their stated scope of practice, as outlined in the California Board of Registered Nursing’s guidelines for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, even when requested by a Physician. Additional responsibilities includes but not limited to: provision of availability/maintenance of instruments, participation in specimen collection, adherence to aseptic technique, advanced knowledge of diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and support to patient flow within department. Provides support and communicates directly with nursing team and supervisory staff. The GI Lab tech must use effective communication verbally or written, and participates in aspects of required documentation. In addition, the GI Lab tech collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure safe and effective patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.