Covenant Health

Job Title
Endoscopy Techn-Noncert
Covenant Medical Management
Department Name
Family Care Specialists


Covenant Medical Group-5.8.23


Endoscopy Technologist - Non-Certified, Family Care Specialists

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


Covenant Medical Group is Covenant Health’s employed and managed medical practice organization, with more than 300 top Physicians and providers spanning the continuum of care in 20 cities throughout East Tennessee. Specialties include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, infectious disease, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, pulmonology, reproductive medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine and urology.


Position Summary: 

Facilitates patient care by assisting physicians and nursing staff before, during, and after endoscopic procedures. Under supervision, competently performs assigned cases in a given service/shift; may participate in difficult or complicated cases with assistance; and assists in competently performing endoscope re-processing.


Recruiter: Michelle Ball || || 865-374-5363


  • Under supervision of RN/MD, facilitates patient care by assisting endoscopist before, during, and after endoscopic procedures; follows unit standards and processes to deliver age-appropriate care for all patients; demonstrates accountability as an individual and team member in meeting patient/family needs; and participates in identifying cost-effective measures for clinical care.
  • Assists with planning, sets up, performs, and cleans up the assigned endoscopy procedure; demonstrates knowledge of equipment and instrumentation pertaining to case; safely operates specialty equipment which may be used in endoscopy cases (i.e., snares, hot biopsy forceps, alligator forceps, Resolution clips, etc.); maintains instruments and equipment integrity; performs room turn-over and terminal cleaning; and utilizes supplies in a cost effective manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of clean technique; responsible for continuously monitoring for potential for cross-contamination in the patient care areas; and recognizes contamination and takes proper action to correct situation.
  • Demonstrates proper positioning techniques; knows the proper position for cases and understands the use of proper positioning aids to protect nerves and boney prominences and to maintain circulation; and assists endoscopist in splinting patients’ abdominal wall.
  • Identifies and communicates problems and variances from patient care goals and participates in finding solutions; uses available problem-solving techniques to resolve patient problems and follows through with health care team to implement solutions; clearly, efficiently, and confidently communicates significant information about patient care progress toward goals; and collaborates with peers.
  • Maintains professional development of self and participates in the development of others; assumes the responsibility for continuous learning and actively participates in in-services; acquires skills and competencies as required by the endoscopy unit; and continues to expand knowledge and skills required to perform cases within and outside the specialty area.
  • Maintains appropriate standards of competency; performs, with assistance, the majority of cases per service/shift in a competent manner; and may participate in difficult or complicated cases with assistance.
  • Demonstrates proper endoscope equipment reprocessing according to current standards. Assists with reprocessing logs and endoscope inventory and provides reprocessing competency check offs for the endoscopy department staff, manages endoscope send outs for repair, and keeps inventory of the frequency a scope is sent out for maintenance/repair.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority. Must complete module 1 of the SGNA Associates Program within three (3) months from the date the individual moved into the classification.


Minimum Experience:



Licensure Requirement:

Certified surgery tech or SGNA GI Technical Specialist certification must be obtained within 18 months or CBSPD GI Endoscope Certification within 18 months.


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