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Berkshire Health Systems Certified Surgical Technician in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

1. Must orient to endoscopy 2. Will be part of a scheduled float rotation to endoscopy, main OR, and North Adams ASC, however primary assignment location will be Crane ASC

  • A Certified Surgical Technologist is a paraprofessional qualified by a didactic and clinical training to provide Services in the Operating Room under the supervision and responsibility of the Operating Room Director and RN circulatory nurses or her/his designee. As part of the Operating Room Team, he/she is responsible for the technical aspects of the patient’s 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:

  • Certified in Basic Life Support required.

  • CST - Certified Surgical Technologist (Within 6 months of hire.)

  • Other Requirements:

  • Assignments will rotate between Crane and Main OR

  • Rotation on-call system participation required.

  • Must be willing to function in other capacities needed for the Surgical Services department, including North County Ambulatory Surgery

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain competency in all surgical equipment as required.

  • Knowledge and application of surgical aseptic technique

  • Ability to perform effectively in stressful and emergency situations

  • Demonstrated professional communication with all internal and external contacts