certified surgical first assistant resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Navy Corpsman surgical assistant with 8500 hours of intra-operative experience on a wide array of surgical procedures, focusing in Orthopedics, General, Trauma, Robotic, Spine, Vascular, Pediatric and Plastic Surgery. Mission-oriented and committed to sustaining meticulous standards to achieve optimal surgical outcomes.

  • Patient Positioning
  • Surgical Exposure
  • Dissection
  • Hemostasis
  • Suturing
  • Abdominal Trocar Insertion
  • Arthroscopic Suture Management and Tying
  • Autograft and Allograft Preparation
  • Local Anesthetic Injection
  • Radial A-Line Insertion
  • Drain Tunneling and securement
  • Dressing Selection and Application
  • Splinting
  • Surgical Instrumentation
  • Patient Safety
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training
  • Rapid Trauma Assessment
Meridian Institute Of Surgical Assisting , TN Expected in 2018 CSFA Certification : Surgical Assisting - GPA :
United States Navy C School San Antonio, TX Expected in 2014 Certified Surgical Technologist : Surgical Technology - GPA :
United States Navy San Antonio, TX, Expected in 2014 Corpsman School : Nursing - GPA :
  • Emphasis in Anatomy Physiology, Biology, Microbiology, Nursing
  • Battlefield Medicine
  • EMT Training
Frederick Community College , Expected in 2013 Associate of Science : - GPA :

Currently pursuing degree. Have 57 credits


Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified Surgical First Assistant 

Certification # 186780


Work History
Ascension (System Office) - Certified Surgical First Assistant
Cedar Park, TX, 03/2019 - Current
  • Americas Top 100 Hospitals for Joint Replacement active arthroplasty team member
  • Performs emergency intra-operative care at a level 2 trauma center for various procedures, including gun shot wounds, stab wounds, motor vehicle accidents, and severe traumatic injuries.
  • Requested by arthroplasty and spinal surgeons for weekly cases.
  • Works in all services provided by Mary Washington Hospital except CVOR
United States Navy - Certified Surgical Technologist / Surgical Assistant
City, STATE, 10/2014 - 10/2018
  • Subject matter expert on orthopedic procedures, equipment and implants including Arthrex, BioMet, Smith and Nephew, and Depuy products and sought after by all FBCH staff for inquiries regarding orthopedic problems and solutions.
  • Personally requested by attending surgeons for multiple surgeries on high ranking officials within the United States Government.
  • Ordered, organized, and maintained over 1.7 million dollars in orthopedic equipment / implants to maintain operational efficiency and safety, while providing thousands of dollars in cost containment.
  • Taught and instructed a total of 12 army surgical technologist students in training of complex orthopedic, general and plastic surgery procedures.
  • Have experience preparing Autograft and Allograft Semitendinosus / Gracilis, Autograft and Allograft BTB, Achilles Tendon with bone block to MCL, Arthrex GraftLink Technique/ All Inside Technique.
  • Managed and took responsibility of 50 lead protection vests including thyroid shields for 3 years.
  • Edited and maintained 10+ surgeon's preference cards.
United States Navy - Navy Corpsman
City, STATE, 10/2014 - 10/2018
  • Tactical combat casualty care training to include gunshot wounds, blast injuries, soft tissue injuries, thermal injuries, CBERNE, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
  • Medication Administration
  • IV, Venipuncture, Catheterization, Needle Chest Decompression, Emergency Cricothyroidotomy
  • Flag Letter of Commendation:

Graduated highest GPA of 95.72% in naval surgical technology program

  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Naval Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal

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School Attended

  • Meridian Institute Of Surgical Assisting
  • United States Navy C School
  • United States Navy
  • Frederick Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Surgical First Assistant
  • Certified Surgical Technologist / Surgical Assistant
  • Navy Corpsman


  • CSFA Certification
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Corpsman School
  • Associate of Science

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