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Berkshire Health Systems Certified Surgical Technician (NB) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

This position has occasional late days. This position is located in North Adams.
  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTION

  • A Certified Surgical Technologist is a paraprofessional qualified by a didactic and clinical training to provide Services in the Ambulatory Surgery Center under the supervision and responsibility of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Director or her/his designee. As part of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Team, he/she is responsible for the technical aspects of the patients’ surgical intervention. The Certified Surgical Technologist and Circulating Nurse work as a team as the surgical patients advocate.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • Knowledge and application of surgical aseptic technique required.

  • Familiarity with basic surgical procedures, instruments, equipment, physiology, microbiology, anatomy and psychological process required.

  • Recent experience in Operating Room technology.

  • Has verbal ability to use and understand medical terminology to fulfill quickly and accurately Surgeons and Nurses instructions.

  • Education and Training:

  • Graduate of a CAAHEP Accredited Surgical Technologist Program.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • CPR

  • CST - Certified Surgical Technologist within 6 months of employment

  • Other Requirements:

  • Ability to anticipate and meet the needs of the Surgical Team required.

  • Ability to meet the needs of the patients for safety, comfort, and reassurance required.

  • Must be willing to cross-train to Crane Center Sterile Processing.

  • Must be willing to function in other capacities needed for the department.

  • Capable of rapid and accurate movements of body and hands in response to visual and audio stimuli.

  • Able to perform a variety of duties in the Operating Room under supervision of the Registered Nurse.

  • MACHINERY, TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

  • O.R. tables

  • Stryker

  • Endoscopy System Including:

  • Sterilizers

  • Stretchers

  • Fiber Optic light Sources

  • Positioning devices

  • Insufflator

  • Drills

  • Telephone

  • Eletrosurgical units

  • Video Monitors

  • Computers

  • Image recording devices

  • Fax machine

  • Voice activated module – “Sidne”

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