Cst resume example with 13+ years of experience

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Focused Certified Surgical Tech well versed in wide range of surgical procedures. Adept in quickly preparing surgical suites per procedure and surgeon instructions. Expertise in sterile and aseptic techniques. Board certified by National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

  • Electronic medical records management
  • Aseptic and sterilization techniques
  • Equipment set up and operation
  • Workplace safety
  • Surgical counts
  • Quality assurance controls
  • Safely disposing of needles
  • HIPAA proficiency
  • Collecting medical specimens
  • Dressing wounds
  • Passing surgical tools
  • Disposing of biohazardous waste
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • OB/GYN procedures
  • Problem resolution
  • Planning and coordination
  • Team building
  • Communications
Education and Training
Tri COunty Technical College Pendleton, Expected in 07/2015 Diploma in Surgical Technology : Surgical Technology - GPA :
Anderson Career And Technology Center Williamston, SC, Expected in 05/1998 CNA : Nursing Assistant - GPA :
Belton-Honea Path High Honea Path, SC, Expected in 05/1999 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center - CST
Forest City, NC, 01/2017 - Current
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Adhered to OSHA protocols when sterilizing instruments, discarding medical supplies and disposing of waste.
  • 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.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
Hackensack University Medical Center - CST/Sterile Processing Technician
Hackenack, NJ, 10/2015 - 01/2017
  • Prepared trays, instrument packs and surgical sets.
  • Readied instruments for sterilization procedures and completed decontamination protocols.
  • Sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Maintained detailed records of sterilization procedures, equipment maintenance and supplies.
  • Cleaned and sterilized all instruments and equipment following policy procedures, industry standards and manufacturer instructions for use.
  • Assembled, documented and packaged all instrumentation and sets according to individual department protocols.
  • Assisted with teaching appropriate sterilization techniques to new hires and worked in float capacity for other staff members.
Nurse Hustle Recruitment - Home Health Aide
West Plains, MO, 02/2012 - 10/2015
  • Assisted elderly clients with personal hygiene and other daily activities, including bathing, dressing and incontinence care.
  • Assisted patients by answering questions and offering help with health system coordination, patient rights and privacy of personal information.
  • Assisted patients with transitioning between beds, wheelchairs and automobiles, providing consistent and safe mobility support.
  • Carried out important daily living tasks for patients by cooking meals, washing laundry and other household chores.
  • Engaged with patients through participation in [Type] activity, which helped boost mood and improve overall memory.
  • Observed patient vital signs and medication reactions, reporting any health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Supported effective care for managed home care patients by observing health status and monitoring conditions.
  • Assisted disabled individuals to foster independence while still closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Completed data entries in charts and logbooks to document client progress.
  • Helped clients stay happy and healthy by providing mental and emotional support.
  • Pleasantly greeted patients and families and displayed enthusiastic, compassionate attitude, effectively establishing long-term professional relationships.
  • Prepared high-quality nutritious meals for patients with [Type] and [Type] conditions to promote better overall health and improve eating habits.
  • Worked to improve patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Followed physician orders when providing care and monitoring client well-being, safety and comfort.
  • Monitored medications for patients with various conditions, including [Type] and [Type] and kept watchful eye for side effects.
Seneca Health And Rehab Center - CNA
City, STATE, 02/2008 - 02/2012
  • Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, respirations and heart rate.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and assisted with feeding.
  • Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness.
  • Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations.
  • Examined and addressed lacerations, contusions and other physical symptoms in need of further attention.
  • Rendered hands-on nursing care under direct RN supervision, adhering to medical center policies and procedures.
  • Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status.
  • Consulted with nurses to develop patient care plans and evaluate treatment options.
  • Exhibited compassionate care and communication regarding issues surrounding death and dying.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Volunteered to work additional shifts and overtime during busy periods to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Alumni Association Tri-County Alumni

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School Attended

  • Tri COunty Technical College
  • Anderson Career And Technology Center
  • Belton-Honea Path High

Job Titles Held:

  • CST
  • CST/Sterile Processing Technician
  • Home Health Aide
  • CNA


  • Diploma in Surgical Technology
  • CNA
  • High School Diploma

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