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Job Summary

Provides support to physicians and nurses as part of the endoscopic procedural team. Performs direct and indirect tasks which contribute to quality care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Responsible for setting up, troubleshooting, assisting with, and pre-cleaning any/all endoscopic accessories and equipment. Transcribes patient information into electronic medical record. Assists with patient transports and endoscope reprocessing. Works under the supervision of a registered nurse and physician. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position are nonexempt


  • Take vital signs, measure patient weights, and document these in the EMR.
  • Transcribe patient’s medical and surgery history, medications, and allergies in the EMR.
  • Assist patients in preparing for procedure as needed.
  • Make beds, clean rooms, serve as runners for equipment during procedure.
  • Transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher.
  • Properly positions patients pre- and intra-procedure.
  • Select correct procedure endoscope and perform QC check pre-procedure.
  • Enter patient and procedure information into endoscopy report writing software program pre-procedure.
  • Handle and manage procedure accessory equipment, including control of the “handle end” of endoscopic biopsy forceps, polyp snares, endoscopic clips, and retrieval nets / graspers.
  • Airway support via head positioning and oropharyngeal suctioning.
  • Proficient detail with procedure specimen management.
  • Immediately post-procedure, perform endoscope pre-cleaning.
  • Expected to know the set up for numerous technical procedures and related equipment and accessories including band ligation, liver biopsy, percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement, and other less common procedures. Becoming proficient with these skill sets often takes a full year.
  • Trouble shoot problems with the endoscopes and needed support equipment including suction machines, CO2 pumps, and water pumps.
  • Perform high level disinfection for endoscope and accessory reprocessing.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from a medical assistant program or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications*

  • One year of experience as a medical assistant.
  • Certification as a medical assistant.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.