Certified Surgical Technologist resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Focused Surgical Technologist with 4 years of expertise in hospital and surgical center settings. Knowledgeable in practices Plastic surgery and general surgery. Team leader in devising new programs and training employees on updated policies, protocols and new equipment. Enthusiastic to join rewarding organization focused on supporting growth and career progression.

  • Safely disposing of needles
  • Aseptic and sterilization techniques
  • Disposing of biohazardous waste
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • Collecting medical specimens
  • Passing surgical tools
  • Equipment set up and operation
  • Transporting patients
  • Dressing wounds
  • Surgical counts
  • Program development
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
Certified Surgical Technologist, 10/2017 - Current
Ascension Health Bastrop, TX,
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Trained countless staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and over safety and functionality procedures.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Maintained HIPAA compliance across all patient data-handling, systems and training.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night in large hospital setting.
  • Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.
Clinical Assistant, 02/2010 - 10/2017
City Of Springfield Springfield, MA,
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Assisted nurses with cleaning G-tube, J-tube and regular catheter insertion.
  • Cleaned and sanitized rooms and equipment using aseptic technique to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
  • Managed medical stock and restocked inventory to ensure optimal availability for patients.
  • Comforted patients and provided each with reassurance and encouragement.
  • Collected biological specimens and packaged for laboratory transport to complete important diagnostic tests.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Took and charted patient blood pressures, temperatures, blood sugar levels and other vital signs.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Followed safe lifting techniques and individual resident lifting instruction
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Volunteered to work additional shifts and overtime during busy periods to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Participated in rounds and performance improvement activities to improve patient safety and quality of care.
  • Provided compassionate care and clear communication in dealing with issues of death and dying.
  • Gave patients baths, cleaned bedpans and assisted with transportation to bathroom.
  • Watched over patients to identify potential symptoms of medical conditions.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Used mobility devices and transfer equipment to carefully and transport patients.
Cashier/First Line Management, 09/2003 - 02/2010
  • Trained new team members in cash register operation, stock procedures and customer service.
  • Troubleshot and resolved issues with cash registers, card scanners and printers.
  • Assisted customers with account updates, new service additions and promotional offers.
  • Maintained high productivity by efficiently processing cash, credit, debit and voucher program payments for customers.
  • Inspected items for damage and reported issues to supervisor to return unsalable merchandise and obtain replacements for customers.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answering questions and offering advice.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Surgical Technology, Expected in 08/2016
Austin Community College - Austin, TX
  • Board certified by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
  • CPR certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2020

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School Attended

  • Austin Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Cashier/First Line Management


  • Associate of Science

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