Job Description

Job Title: Endoscopy Technician
Job ID: 710898
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: GI Laboratory
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215


The Endoscopy Technician performs under the direct supervision of a professional nurse for clinical activities and is accountable to the Team Leader/Unit Director for all other activities. Assists the nursing staff by performing specific adolescent/adult/geriatric patient care.

  • Accurately maintain all required logs [i.e. endoscope/scope reprocessor logs, washer changes, quality control checks for appropriate concentration of cidex, water filter changes, daily maintenance reprocessor exposure log, refrigerator temperature, eyewash station log and CLO incubator log (PUH campus only) etc.].
  • Actively participate in the GI Labs staff meetings.
  • Assist in the identification of safety hazards and report appropriately.
  • Assist physicians with therapeutic procedures as per procedure guidelines under the direction of the professional nurse and/or physician.
  • Assume assigned duties in emergency situations.
  • Assume responsibility for own development.
  • Attend mandatory in-service programs.
  • Attend/read relevant departmental in-service programs.
  • Care for and maintains all endoscopic equipment utilized in the G.I. Laboratory.
  • Clean procedure rooms/travel carts after each case per proper guidelines.
  • Comply with all established policies/procedures of the GI Lab and the hospital.
  • Contribute to maintaining a clean and safe environment.
  • Correctly set up procedure room with appropriate endoscope/equipment and instruments.
  • Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot problems or mechanical failure of equipment and notify Team Leader or Unit Director.
  • Distribute clean linen to appropriate areas and keep covered at all times.
  • Ensure equipment is functioning properly before use.
  • Keep hallways free of equipment.
  • Know and comply with fire, safety and emergency plans.
  • Maintain own body safety by complying with established policies/procedures.
  • Maintain supply inventory and re-order supplies when necessary.
  • Notify Team Leader or Unit Director of any damage to equipment
  • Obtain specimens, properly label, log specimens appropriately and deliver specimens to appropriate area as necessary.
  • Participate in self review as requested by department manager.
  • Participate in unit based Performance Improvement
  • Perform care activities for patient safety as per procedure guidelines under the direction of the professional nurse.
  • Perform leak tests and carefully inspect all equipment prior to disinfecting/sterilization.
  • Properly clean and disinfect or sterilize equipment/instruments according to policy.
  • Provide backup to Equipment Reprocessors to maintain fiber optic endoscopic instruments and accessory equipment utilized in the GI Laboratory when staffing levels and/or volume indicates.
  • Return unused supplies or reusable equipment to proper storage place
  • Rotate dated supplies and restock procedure rooms.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Transport GI travel carts as necessary.
  • Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • When necessary, transport patients to and from the GI lab in a safe manner.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Previous employment or training as an Endoscopy Technician, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, or other medical specialty such as Central Service Technician preferred.
  • Prior Surgical Technologist experience within a GI setting preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.12 to $20.05

Union Position: No

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