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Sr Endoscopy Technologist - Pulmonary Procedures

Company: MD Anderson
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Function: Assist with bronchscopy procedures. Prepares for and assists with Pulmonary Procedures.

  1. Prepares and sets-up equipment required for bronchoscopy procedures. These include: Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC), Nd:YAP Laser, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), rigid and flexible bronchoscopy systems, pleuroscopy system, fluoroscopy system, autofluorescence system, and fluoroscopy system.
  • Prepares catheters and instruments for use, including: pneumothorax catheters, chest drainage catheters, bronchial balloon catheters, APC catheters, biopsy forceps, endobronchial brushes, guidewires and snares.
  • Inputs relevant patient information into data management systems.
  • Assist with and follows procedural protocols for diagnostic bronchoscopies, bronchoscopy with lavage, bronchoscopy with brushing, bronchoscopy with biopsy, bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy, bronchoscopy with fine needle aspiration, bronchoscopy with transbronchial needle aspiration.
  1. Collects and Processes Bronchoscopy Specimens -
  • Collects BAL, biopsy, brush and fine needle aspiration specimens and places in appropriate preservation and transport media (formalin, RPMI, and ringer's). Prepares cytophatology slides.
  • Labels specimen containers and slides according to laboratory policy.
  • Generates and completes forms to accompany specimens to laboratory, documents proper patient identifiers and pertinent clinical information for requested tests.
  • Arranges for pick-up of specimens or delivers specimens to appropriate lab.
  1. Cleans Bronchoscopy Instruments -
  • Cleans bronchoscopy equipment and verifies integrity of equipment according to laboratory standards. Documents and removes damaged equipment from service and promptly reports incident to immediate supervisor.
  • Handles bronchoscopes with care, ensures that the insertion tube is not coiled too tightly. Stores scopes in appropriate cabinet.
  • Thoroughly cleans instrument prior to placing in high level disinfectant. Follows protocol for both automated and manual high-level disinfection.
  1. Maintains appropriate Competencies -
  • Ensures that appropriate clinical skills are learned and maintained to support physicians with bronchoscopy procedures.
  • Facilitates learning by attending lectures, seminars, and in-services to stay abreast of new techniques.
  • Consistently works within the scope of practice and competency level.
  1. Other Duties as assigned.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide expertise to others.

Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.

Inspire Trust - Show consistency among principles, values, and behavior; gain the confidence and trust of others.

Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.


Required: High school graduation or equivalent.


Required: Three years of endoscopy experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 140061
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days, Evening/Night, Evenings, Nights, Rotating, Varied, Weekends
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000
  • Science Jobs: No

Keywords: MD Anderson, Houston , Sr Endoscopy Technologist - Pulmonary Procedures, Other , Houston, Texas

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