Certified Surgical Technologist Resume Example

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

Driven Surgical Technologist is offering five years' experience in ambulatory and hospital settings. Well-versed in Level 2 Trauma, General, Robotics, Plastics, GYN / Oncology, Urology, Vascular, Podiatry, and minor Orthopedic surgical procedures, along with Open and Laparoscopic procedures. Accomplished in building solid relationships with surgeons and other team members. Eager to bring talent and leadership to the growing surgical team. Anxious to take next career step with growing organization offering opportunities for professional development and advancement.

  • Pre-surgical preparation
  • Biohazardous waste disposal
  • Infection control protocols
  • Pre- and post-surgical counts
  • Medication Administration
  • Specimen collection
  • Wound Dressing
Work History
02/2016 to Current
Certified Surgical Technologist Ascension (System Office) Jasper, TN,
  • Provide surgical assistance for eight operating rooms; over 25 surgeons including PA's and residents.
  • Maintains highest standard of sterile technique and attentive to team members.
  • Provided scrubbing surgical assistance and support to surgeons during level 2 Trauma patients.
  • Provided scrubbing surgical assistance and support to surgeons during general, gynecology, genitourinary, orthopedic, vascular, podiatry, urological, neurosurgery and plastic surgery procedures.
  • Assisted surgeons with reductions, pain injections and casting.
  • Demonstrates ability to prepare for surgical procedures including confirming supplies, equipment and appropriate instrumentation. Used sutures, staples, clips and other tools to close wounds.
  • Support Surgeon in monitoring sponge, needle, and instrument counts. Anticipated surgeons needs and handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures. Quickly and accurately set up equipment and counts, following surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Controlled bleeding during procedures by applying hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment.
  • Prepares operative tissue specimens, places in preservative communicating to circulating nurse name, origination and transport to lab.
  • Demonstrates competency in assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth, and development and communication appropriate to age of the patient treated.
  • Follows OR safety practices maintaining safe environment for patients and supporting safe patient outcomes including surgical counts.
  • Demonstrates participation of surgical team duties from turnover between cases to daily operational assignments.
  • Created safe operating environments for invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • Handled numerous sanitization tasks for surgical sites by cleaning and sterilizing, maintaining supply inventories and organizing items effectively.
  • Implemented new training initiatives for surgical team members to align procedures with standards and best-in-class operational processes.
  • Worked closely with new staff members to provide training on operating room procedures, infection control, safety standards and overall facility policies.
  • Introduced new staff members to training protocols regarding operating room procedures, infection control, safety standards and overall facility policies.
06/2015 to 03/2016
Sterile Processing Technician Northwestern Medicine Lemont, IL,
  • Operated and maintained materials and instrumentation for eight operating rooms.
  • Retrieve, sort and decontaminate used materials, instruments, medical devices and equipment from nursing units, OR, ED, Delivery rooms, Outpatient departments, etc., according to established procedures.
  • Assembles, check for cleanliness, sharpness and proper functioning of instruments.
  • Wrapped trays, instrument packs and sets. Sterilize wrapped and packaged items by steam or ETO.
  • Prepare case carts for Operating Room according to procedures.
  • Ordered and restocked supplies for decontamination and surgical areas.
  • Recorded biologicals and test results.
  • Picked instruments and supplies for surgeries.
02/2010 to 02/2015
Medical Assistant / Float Pool St. Luke’s University Hospital / Physicians Group / Staff Services City, STATE,
  • Provided assistance for over 50 physicians, PA's and other ancillary staff members.
  • Obtained vital signs, patient’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature.
  • Perform EKG & Phlebotomy.
  • Applied immunizations, allergy shots, physical exam documentation.
  • Prep for procedures, Assist physician with sterile and non-sterile dressing changes, as well as minor out-patient surgeries.
  • Maintain & setup patient rooms, restocking and autoclaves contaminated instruments.
  • Communicated clearly and effectively with patients to verify information, determine purpose of visit and record medical history. Assist with patient / family education as well as interpretation if needed.
  • Ascertained patient’s chief complains and describes same in EMR charting.
  • Assist medical receptionist with general secretarial duties including referrals, scheduling and billing charging.
  • Directed patients to exam rooms, fielded questions, prepared for physician examinations and coordinated transportation assistance as necessary.
  • Assisted with routine checks and diagnostic testing by collecting and processing specimens.
  • Maintained detailed records of test results by entering data and patient information into computer.
  • Completed clinical procedures and gathered patient data for interpretation by physician.
  • Conducted machine safety checks according to facility policy.
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies.
  • Attended required training, education and meetings.
  • Offered age-appropriate patient care before, during and after exams.
Expected in 02/2021
In-House Training: CPR, BLS, EKG, Phlebotomy:
St. Luke’s University Health Network - Bethlehem, PA,
Expected in 04/2017
Associate Degree: Applied Science
McCann School of Business And Technology - Pottsville, PA
Expected in 02/2008
Certified Medical Assistant:
Lincoln Technical School - Allentown, PA,
Expected in 05/1997
Associate Degree: Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt
Katherine Gibbs School - New York, NY,
Expected in 05/2024
BSN - Nursing : Registered Nurse
DeSales University - Center Valley, PA
Native or Bilingual

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School Attended
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • McCann School of Business And Technology
  • Lincoln Technical School
  • Katherine Gibbs School
  • DeSales University
Job Titles Held:
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Medical Assistant / Float Pool
  • In-House Training: CPR, BLS, EKG, Phlebotomy
  • Associate Degree
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Associate Degree
  • BSN - Nursing