GI Technician

Summary of Responsibilities

The Endoscopy Technician will be responsible for the care and maintenance of all equipment, assisting the physician during the procedure, ordering and inventorying of supplies, and assisting the Registered Nurse in the admitting, recovery, and discharge process.


  • High School Graduate; BCLS, if not BCLS willing to take training within the first six months.
  • At least one year of experience in a Medical setting with a working knowledge of Medical terminology; prior experience in an GI setting.
  • Pre-employment physical with additional testing as required meeting state and OSHA standards.
  • Previous experience with cleaning, disinfecting, and processing endoscopes
  • Excellent knowledge of infection control principles.
  • Previous experience maintaining equipment and ordering supplies a plus.


    The duties and responsibilities of the Endoscopy Technician include, but are not limited to:

    • Admitting Role (under the direction of a Registered Nurse)
      • Can bring the patient back to the patient restrooms to change and then escort them to
        either the Procedure Room or the Admitting area. He/she will be able to hook the patient
        up to the monitors and turn on the machine.
    • Procedure Room Role (under the direction of a Physician)
      • If qualified, able to assist the physician during the procedure
      • Able to set up room, excluding medications, for any procedure.
      • Cleans and disinfects rooms between procedures
      • Utilizes safety measures, e.g. masks, gloves
      • Can transfer specimens to Pathology pick-up.
      • Knows emergency protocol (within scope of his/her license or training)
    • Recovery Room Role (under the direction of a Registered Nurse)
      • Able to assist patient to bathroom
      • Can obtain nourishment for the patient
      • Knows emergency protocol (within scope of his/her license or training)
      • Demonstrates and uses knowledge of safety measures.
    • Cleaning Procedures
      • Brushes and rinses scope after procedures
      • Leak tests scope after every procedure
      • Knows proper procedure for manually soaking scopes in high level disinfectant if needed
      • Can properly utilize the Endoscopic reprocessor(s)
      • Can properly utilize all equipment
      • Can demonstrate the proper packaging of instruments as needed
      • Can properly operate all other equipment
      • Knows how to test the high-level disinfectant for efficacy and can document the test results
      • Keeps the Decontamination Room clean and clear of excess countertop supplies
    • Care and Maintenance of Equipment
      • Keeps an accurate inventory of all supplies and equipment
      • Knows how to operate all equipment in the Center
      • Can troubleshoot equipment, and do preventative maintenance, such as cleaning, and lubricating.
      • Keeps accurate maintenance records on all equipment.
      • Confers with the Facility Manager on all repairs, replacements and purchases of equipment.
    • Supplies
      • Keeps an accurate inventory of all supplies
      • Establishes and maintains stock levels of supplies agreed upon by the Charge Nurse.
      • Requests current pricing when ordering any supply
    • Stocking
      • Maintains stock levels of all supplies in the Decontamination Room, Procedure Rooms and the Recovery Rooms.
      • Checks stock levels of linen and bio-hazardous waste supplies and alerts the Nurse Manager of any need to adjust levels
    • Other duties
      • Assists with trash, linen and bio-hazardous waste collection at the end of the day
      • Assists with the general clean up of the Center
      • Maintains the MSDS Manual under the direction of the Charge Nurse.
      • Performs additional duties as directed (within scope of license or training).
      • Attends all staff meetings and in-service classes on regularly scheduled days
      • Complies with the various incident reporting systems of the Center, e.g. Adverse Incident.

    Job Relationships

    • Reports directly to the Lead GI Technician.
    • Works cooperatively with Endoscopy Center co-workers and the staff of Physicians utilizing the Center.
    • Presents a friendly, professional, courteous and helpful manner in all interactions with patients, visitors and physician offices.

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • Possesses good physical health, capable of working in a demanding environment.
    • Able to perform the basic functions of the job including extended hours, standing, bending, and stretching with frequent trips to all areas of the Center.
    • Able to lift, and carry supplies and equipment as needed.
    • Possesses manual dexterity, hearing acuity, and visual acuity are important to the performance of the job tasks.
    • Speaks clearly and distinctly to perform extensive communication with other staff members, patients, and their families/escorts, physicians, vendors and other third parties.
    • Appears professional at all times. Wears minimal jewelry which will not interfere with clinical responsibilities.
    • Wears scrub attire for clinical duties, which will only be worn within the facility.

    Starting Pay Range is $22-$26/hour.