Adv Gastro Technical Specialist/UKHC

Job description

This position will assist the physician (gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, and/or surgeon) in general and advanced endoscopy procedures with a high degree of efficiency; position and transport patients; prepare the procedural rooms using clean and aseptic techniques; maintain supplies and materials; maintain certification requirements; actively participate in goals of the work unit; and demonstrate excellent customer service. Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) certification due within 2 years of hire date.

Job Title
Adv Gastro Technical Specialist/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Advanced Gastroenterology Technical Specialist

Department Name
H3090:Diagnostic Services

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification

Complete SGNA Associate Program and Advanced Associate Certificates within one year of hire date.

Physical Requirements

The ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis; as well as stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.


Friday- Monday, 10hr shifts (7am-5:30pm) per week with some on-call as required per business needs


The ideal candidate must be proficient in basic and advanced endoscopy procedures; have direct patient care experience; excellent attention to detail; exceptional planning and organizational skills; effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to solve routine problems and manage resources; and have experience with materials/resource management. Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) certification due within 2 years of hire date.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Associate's degree from an accredited surgical technologist program and 1-2 years of related experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your endoscopy or other related work experience relevant to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please indicate your years of endoscopy experience.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Do you have a current Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently certified or eligible to be certified as a surgical technologist in the state of Kentucky?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you were responsible for direct patient care in a hospital setting.
    • None
    • More than 0 years, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  6. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

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    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/6/2018
    Application Due: 7/20/2018
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