certified surgical technologist resume example with 11 years of experience

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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
St. Luke’s University Health Network Bethlehem, PA, Expected in 02/2021 In-House Training: CPR, BLS, EKG, Phlebotomy : - GPA :
McCann School of Business And Technology Pottsville, PA Expected in 04/2017 Associate Degree : Applied Science - GPA :
Lincoln Technical School Allentown, PA, Expected in 02/2008 Certified Medical Assistant : - GPA :
Katherine Gibbs School New York, NY, Expected in 05/1997 Associate Degree : Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt - GPA :
DeSales University Center Valley, PA Expected in 05/2024 BSN - Nursing : Registered Nurse - GPA :
Work History
Ascension (System Office) - Certified Surgical Technologist
Jasper, TN, 02/2016 - Current
  • 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.
Northwestern Medicine - Sterile Processing Technician
Lemont, IL, 06/2015 - 03/2016
  • 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.
St. Luke’s University Hospital / Physicians Group / Staff Services - Medical Assistant / Float Pool
City, STATE, 02/2010 - 02/2015
  • 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.
Spanish :
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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

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