GI Therapeutic Technician
Department GI Lab
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Days, Nights, Rotate, Weekends
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

Full-tiume, 72 hours  every two weeks,  Rotating Days/Nights/Weekends, Approx. 1 weekday night working 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.   I weekend call hours, Friday 5:30 p.m. -Sunday 7:00 a.m. every two months.  

The GI Therapeutic Technician is responsible for providing patients with a safe and comfortable environment at all times.  Provide advanced knowledge and skilled technical support to the Gastroenterology providers when performing therapeutic procedures.  Perform a variety of technical procedures on patients with physician direction.  The position requires the ability to make decisions consistent with Gundersen Health System policies and the strict observance of confidentiality of patient information.  Independent study is required.

Job Responsibilities
  • Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining a level of knowledge, confidentiality and skills defined in CBO/P, related to current and changing trends of patient care in order to deliver optimal, cost-effective care and achieve the mission and vision of Gundersen Health System.

  • Adjusts work patterns within the shift to accommodate changing patient and unit needs. Works flexible duty hours to provide adequate coverage for the GI Department by rotating emergent call on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Travels to other departments as needed to provide expertise to assist provider with therapeutic procedures.

  • Demonstrates satisfactory performance of therapeutic GI procedures at a high level of expertise at all times including critical patients and in emergent situations.
  • Performs patient care, technical skills and other assigned duties under the direction of RN, MD, PA, or NP, which there are protocols, written or verbal orders commensurate with education, experience and competency in order to maintain health, prevent illness or care for the ill.
  • Works with the health care team to effectively communicate and document relevant patient information across the continuum of care in order to achieve optimal, cost-effective care and maintain a completed and accurate medical record.
  • Acts as a resource person to other staff members. Assists physicians with procedures at regional centers and acts as a liaison for questions, procedures, equipment, etc.

  • Incorporates the patient/family's readiness to learn when reinforcing teaching initiated by RN, MD, PA, or NP, in order to achieve optimal, age-specific, and individualized care.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities in order to continuously improve patient care, health outcomes, and department operations. Performs product evaluations and produce analysis. Participates in staff meetings.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency +   completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant program or Surgical Technician program or Licensed Practical Nursing program 

    Work Experience:
    Required 1 year of health care experience in a CNA, LPN or Surgical Technician role.
    Desired 2 years  of experience in a CNA, LPN or Surgical Technician role
    Required Ability to...
    Dept. Specific - Patient Care GI terminology, and advanced knowledge of GI equipment
    General - Patient Care human anatomy and physiology
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or 
    Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or 
    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force: 0-25
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 200+
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    GI Therapeutic Technician

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