Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Board Certified Surgical First Assistant offering more than 14 years' expertise in Orthopedic surgical procedures. Accomplished in building strong relationships with surgeons and other team members. Eager to bring talent and motivation to the Team. Looking forward to expanding my skills at your facility.

  • Suturing all layers of closure
  • Pre-surgical preparation and Post-operative care
  • Setting up and operating equipment
  • Medication Administration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Training and Development
  • Time Management
  • Excellent Communication and team player
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • Positioning, prepping and draping
Work History
09/2009 to Current Certified Surgical First Assistant Amita Health | Buda, TX,
  • Placing orders for both outpatient and inpatient care.
  • Assisting postoperative rounds on inpatients with surgeon.
  • Keeping myself readily available as outreach communicator for surgical and office staff.
  • Communicating with orthopedic reps to insure correct equipment, implants and surgical trays are available.
  • Arranged supplies and instrumentation to meet needs of individual surgeons and enhance team efficiency.
  • Quickly responded to emergency situations during procedures with life-saving aid.
  • Protected patients from infection by setting up and managing sterile operating fields.
  • Minimized surgical bleeding with skilled ligation and clamping of blood vessels.
  • Paid close attention to operating procedures for adherence to established surgical techniques.
  • Applied sutures, staples or other materials to close skin, facial or subcutaneous wound layers, have completed all layers of closure
  • Clamped, ligated or cauterized blood vessels to control bleeding during surgical entry using hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures or electrocautery equipment.
  • Verified identity of patient or operative site.
  • Adhered to social distancing protocols and wore mask or face shield.
  • Actively listened to patients, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor.
  • Improved operations through consistent hard work.
  • Applied antiseptics and sterile dressings to cover surgical locations and boost healing. and dedication.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote a safe working environment.
  • Kept views unobstructed by retracting, sponging and suctioning surgical sites.
  • Gowned and gloved staff to help team prepare for surgeries.
09/2009 to Current Certified Medical Assistant Refresh Mental Health | Phoenix, AZ,
  • Communicated clearly and effectively with patients to verify information, determine purpose of visit and record medical history.
  • Documented vital signs and health history for patients in clinic and hospital environments.
  • Enhanced patient outcomes by providing knowledgeable education on procedures, medications and other physician instructions.
  • Prepared and administered medications to alleviate patient symptoms.
  • Called and faxed pharmacies to submit prescriptions and refills.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms, fielded questions and prepared for physician examinations.
  • Educated patients by providing medication and diet information and clarifying physicians' orders, answering questions thoroughly.
  • Assisted with routine checks and diagnostic testing by collecting and processing specimens.
  • Conducted preliminary patient evaluations measuring weight, temperature and blood pressure.
  • Directed patients to examining rooms and coordinated transportation assistance as necessary.
  • Arranged surgeries with surgical center, confirming times with patients and preparing admission and consent forms.
  • Sanitized, restocked and organized exam rooms and medical equipment.
  • Prepared lab specimens for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies.
  • Explained procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and increase patient cooperation.
  • Prepared patients for X-rays, electrocardiograms, suture removal and dressing changes.
  • Updated inventory, expiration and vaccine logs to maintain current tracking documentation.
06/2007 to 09/2009 Certified Surgical Technologist Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Inc. | Monticello, FL,
  • Prepared instruments for terminal sterilization and reset surgical suites for next procedure.
  • Delivered exemplary assistance and support to surgeons during general, gynecological, orthopedic, neurological and plastic surgery procedures.
  • Managed operating room setup by cleaning and sterilizing instruments and surfaces, maintaining supply inventories and organizing surgical tools.
  • Created unobstructive operative fields by using retractors, sponges, and suction and irrigating equipment.
  • Operated, adjusted, and monitored diagnostic equipment and other machines used during procedures.
  • Gathered and set up equipment, tools and supplies and arrange instruments according to surgeons' preferences or instruction.
  • Anticipated surgeons needs and handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Collected, prepared, and disposed of medical specimens.
  • Performed and documented pre-surgery and post-surgery sponge, instrument, and needle count.
  • Used sutures, staples, clips and other tools to close wounds.
  • Created safe operating environments for invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • Maintained high infection control standards.
  • Worked with vendors for speedy procurement of services and equipment.
  • Introduced new staff members to training protocols regarding operating room procedures, infection control, safety standards and overall facility policies.
  • Setup operating and surgery rooms by preparing equipment and supplies for upcoming procedures.
  • Decontaminated, cleaned, assembled, packaged, sterilized, stored and distributed reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment.
  • Evaluated procedure needs and set up equipment, tools, supplies and instruments.
  • Inventoried supplies for shoulder, knee and hip replacements.
05/2003 to 05/2007 Certified Licensed Massage Therapist Self-employeed | City, STATE,
  • Relieved muscular tension and alleviated cellulite through myofascial release and instruction in self-myofascial release therapy.
  • Addressed mobility limitations and generalized pain originating from muscle tightness through deep tissue massage techniques.
  • Implemented reflexology, manipulating feet of patients to relieve symptoms throughout body and restore total-body balance.
  • Aided customers in weight loss and detox through use of body wraps.
  • Advised athletes on areas of concern causing pain or predisposing to injury, instructing on warm-up and stretching techniques to relieve dysfunction and prevent injury.
  • Booked appointments, answered phones, greeted clients, handled payments and created client service tickets.
  • Maintained client treatment records and designed long-term care programs for return customers.
  • Spoke with clients regarding health history, expectations, services and procedures for safety and customer satisfaction.
  • Provided safe, effective and appropriate massage therapy techniques during customer appointments.
  • Created marketing advertisements to increase awareness of services and boost sales.
Expected in 05/2007 Certified Surgical Technologist | Surgical Technology Rolla Technical Institute/Center, Rolla, MO GPA:
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: Following Completion of program, I passed my National Board Certification as a Surgical Technologist.
  • Two years later, sat for and successfully passed my Certified Surgical First Assist Exam.
  • I have proceeded to stay compliant with all my Continued Education requirements.
Expected in 06/2003 Licensed Massage Therapist | Massage Therapy Metro Business College , Rolla, MO, GPA:
Expected in 05/2001 Associate of Science | Medical Assisting Metro Business College, Rolla, MO, GPA:
  • Certified Surgical First Assistant
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Registered Medical Assistant
  • Certified Personal Trainer

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