Gastro Intestinal Technician

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

Day (United States of America)

LocationSimpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center

Job Description
Job Summary:
Provides assistance to the Gastro Intestinal (GI) team for the care and diagnosis of patients during GI tests and procedures. Assists in the orientation process of all new GI staff as assigned. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients in regards to their growth and development process.

Essential Job Functions:

Performs technical skill duties in all GI tests and procedures ensuring that proper technical practices are employed according to accepted standards and procedures.

Provides proper maintenance, assembly, handling and techniques of specialty instrumentation.

Assists the registered professional nurse/physician during the GI tests/procedures when needed.

Meets with patient and parents to explain GI testing procedures and to allay fears and anxieties associated with the equipment and testing.

Prepares equipment and supplies for breath tests, pH probes (Bravo, Impedance) motility studies, pill cams.

Tests and calibrates all equipment to be used during the GI procedures to ensure accurate functioning.

Assists the RN/MD in research studies and testing of new equipment.

Conducts and/or participates in formal in-service programs regarding the care of the GI patient. Educates patients and their families in various testing and treatment methods.

Collects, documents, and reports specific data to appropriate RN/MD.

Fills out appropriate paperwork to assure accurate hospital and physician billing.

Tracks and orders disposable and reusable inventory necessary for the day-to-day operations of the Procedure Suite.

Participates in the orientation of all new personnel as assigned. Participates in staff development through in-service education programs, conference and research projects.

Develops or individualizes teaching plans/protocols to meet patient and family learning needs. Identifies patient preferences and needs. Evaluates and documents procedures as required.

Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences preferred.

A minimum of 1 year of experience as a Gastro Intestinal (GI) Technician or Procedural Technician preferred.

Prior experience in a pediatrics setting preferred.

Ability to safely immobilize children if necessary.

Ability to move equipment and patients.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to work with a well diverse patient and clinical population.

EducationHigh School Diploma/GED (Required)

Benefit Statement

For full time and part time employees who work 20 or more hours per week we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays and Paid Parental Leave
403(b) with a 5% employer match

Various voluntary benefits:

Supplemental Life, AD&D and Disability

Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage

Tuition assistance

Student loan servicing and support

Adoption benefits

Backup Childcare and Eldercare

Employee Assistance Program, and other specialized behavioral health services and resources for employees and family members

Discount on services at Lurie Children's facilities

Discount purchasing program

There's a Place for You with Us

At Lurie Children's we embrace and celebrate diversity and equity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints - recognizing that diverse identities strengthen our workplace and the care we can provide to the Chicago community and beyond. We treat everyone fairly, appreciate differences, and make meaningful connections that foster belonging and allyship. This is a place where you can be your best, so we can give our best to the patients and families who trust us with their care.
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Job Posting: 11843450

Posted On: Apr 19, 2024

Updated On: May 13, 2024

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