Berkshire Health Systems Certified Surgical Tech (Call) 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 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.)
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
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.