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Endoscopy technician

Job Title Endoscopy technician Location Pittston, PA Job Category Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department Ambulatory Surgery Center Nursing Team Date posted 07/12/2024 Job ID R-63166

Job Summary

Prepares patient and equipment for endoscopic procedures and assists with procedures. Maintains and modifies the highly technical equipment before, during and following the procedure. Maintains ASGE Quality Certification. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinic area. Supports department staff in all areas as needed. Participates in cross training.

Job Duties

  • Prepares patients and sets up appropriate equipment for endoscopic procedures.
  • Assists the physicians and anticipates their needs to facilitate an efficient and safe procedure.
  • Provides support to the patient in a service-oriented manner.
  • Assists with set up monitoring devices and attaches to patients.
  • Prepares, identifies, and verifies all specimens obtained during the endoscopic procedures.
  • Restocks endoscopy and monitors inventory and supplies.
  • Serves as preceptor for new Endoscopy personnel.
  • Cleans and processes all equipment, instruments, and related items received for the Endoscopy suites according to established procedures for each category.
  • Operates high-level disinfectors ensuring each cycle is correct and completed.
  • Maintains extensive records for all items processed.
  • Maintains compliance with safety and preventative maintenance activities for all equipment to minimize failures and unsafe conditions.
  • Adheres to all policies, protocols and standards of care to include all licensing and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Follows written procedures for sterilization and disinfection.
  • Knows responsibilities and the necessary chemical and biological monitoring.
  • Organization and management of activities reflects due consideration of the needs of the department.
  • Cross trains to assist with workflow as needed.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

  • Hours:  8 hour shift. Start times between (7am-8:30am) 

  • Union: Yes 


Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more: 

Benefits of working at Geisinger: 

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one    

  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents   

  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)   

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage   

  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions   

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly   

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year   

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive   

  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones   

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.   


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body


Computer Literacy; Clinical Skills; Interpersonal Communication; Teamwork; Preceptor Skills; Communication

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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