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Berkshire Health Systems Certified Surgical Tech (Call) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Hours can be flexible to work with your schedule.
  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTION

  • 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 circulating 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. With appropriate education, certification, and privileging, the CST may function in a first assist role.

  • 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 required.

  • Minimum of two years perioperative Certified Surgical Technician experience preferred.

  • Education and Training:

  • Graduate of a CAAHEP Accredited Surgical Technologist Program.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • Certified in Basic Life Support required.

  • CST - Certified Surgical Technologist required.

  • ACLS Provider certification by AHA preferred

  • Other Requirements:

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

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

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

  • Rotation on-call system participation required.

  • May be required to rotate to weekends as needed.

  • 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.

  • Able to show competency in all surgical equipment used at BMC and Crane ORs.

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