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Endoscopy Technicians

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Collect specimens from patients, using standard medical procedures.
    • Assist physicians or registered nurses in the conduct of endoscopic procedures.
    • Maintain or repair endoscopic equipment.
    • Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
    • Attend in-service training to validate or refresh basic professional skills.
    • 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.
    • Position or transport patients in accordance with instructions from medical personnel.
    • Maintain inventories of endoscopic equipment and supplies.
    • Conduct in-service training sessions to disseminate information regarding equipment or instruments.
    • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in endoscopy.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 43240/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 20.79/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 4,220
    • Yearly Projected Openings 510

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Flexible endoscopes or accessories or related products
    • Endoscope maintenance units or accessories
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
    • Bronchoscopes or accessories
    • Blood collection syringes

    Technology

    • Presentation software
    • Office suite software
    • Medical software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

    Tags

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