Berkshire Health Systems Certified Surgical Technician in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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.)
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.)
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