Responsible and dedicated animal care professional with proven abilities in maintaining a surgical suite, a sterile environment and equipment, managing supplies and meeting animal needs by leveraging compassionate nature and love for every creature. Offering excellent time management, multitasking and organizational skills.
Set up and clean ORs for specific surgical procedures.
Cleaning surgical equipment after surgery.
Packing instrument packs for sterilization.
Sterilizing equipment and packs (using steam and EO gas).
Assisting with induction of patients prior to surgery.
Clipping surgical site and doing dirty scrub before rolling into the OR.
Assisted in attaching monitoring leads to patient.
Did the sterile scrub in the OR.
Tied in surgeons.
Opened equipment for surgeons once they were tied in.
Occasionally scrubbed in with surgeons to assist with holding abdominal wall or other surgical procedure.
Responsible for scheduling maintenance of autoclaves and sterilizers.
Wrote SOPs for autoclaves, Gas sterilizer, and Scope tower.
Responsible for ordering of all gasses for the hospital.
Ordering of implants.**
On call rotations for Fridays and weekends.
Assist with restraining for procedures.
Assist with treatments as needed on Emergency.
Occasional interaction with owners.
Processed pets after being euthanized, some for cremation and some to go home with owners.
Walked patients outside.
Changed bedding as needed.
Iced incisions and did range of motion.
Administered oral medications as directed.
Trained new staff members.
Emergency Medical Technician, Gates Ambulance, Spencerport Ambulance, 2000-2008
Duties included maintaining stock of ambulance, responding to calls, triaging patients, explaining care and treatments to patients, transporting patients to hospital, and responding to patients and family members in a calming manner. Worked as a skills trainer for EMT classes, as well as a patient and evaluator for exams. Also acted as Board of Directors Secretary for Spencerport Ambulance.
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