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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Driven Surgical Technologist offering 26 years' experience in ambulatory and hospital settings. Well-versed in sports medicine, total joint replacement, general surgery and plastic surgery procedures. Proven leader and instrumental in developing new total joint replacement programs and educating staff on new policies, procedures and equipment. Eager to take next career step with growing organization offering opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Accomplishments
  • Built strong relationships with surgeons and learned set up preferences to streamline surgeries.
  • Trained 28 new surgical technologists.
Skills
  • Employee Training and Supervision
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Ordering
  • PPE Guideline Compliance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Attention to Detail
  • Covid Symptom Screening
  • Decision Making
  • Training and Motivation
  • Setup and Breakdown Procedures
  • Quality Control
  • Health and Safety Standards
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Opening and Closing Procedures
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Player
  • Resolving Complaints
  • Coaching and Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Health and Safety Compliance
Work History
CST,FAST, 08/2016 to Current
Spartanburg Regional Medical CenterForest City, NC,
  • Controlled bleeding during procedures by applying hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment.
  • Prepared instruments for terminal sterilization and reset surgical suites for next procedure.
  • Anticipated surgeons needs and handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Operated, adjusted, and monitored diagnostic equipment and other machines used during procedures.
  • Created safe operating environments for invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • Created unobstructive operative fields by using retractors, sponges, and suction and irrigating equipment.
  • Gathered and set up equipment, tools and supplies and arrange instruments according to surgeons' preferences or instruction.
  • Used sutures, staples, clips and other tools to close wounds.
  • Performed and documented pre-surgery and post-surgery sponge, instrument, and needle count.
  • Collected, prepared, and disposed of medical specimens.
CST, 06/1999 to 08/2016
Carson-Tahoe Regional Health CareReno, NV,
  • Controlled bleeding during procedures by applying hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment.
  • Prepared instruments for terminal sterilization and reset surgical suites for next procedure.
  • Managed operating room setup by cleaning and sterilizing instruments and surfaces, maintaining supply inventories and organizing surgical tools.
  • Delivered exemplary assistance and support to surgeons during general, gynecological, orthopedic, neurological and plastic surgery procedures.
  • Created safe operating environments for invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • Gathered and set up equipment, tools and supplies and arrange instruments according to surgeons' preferences or instruction.
  • Created unobstructive operative fields by using retractors, sponges, and suction and irrigating equipment.
  • Anticipated surgeons needs and handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Collected, prepared, and disposed of medical specimens.
  • Used sutures, staples, clips and other tools to close wounds.
  • Operated, adjusted, and monitored diagnostic equipment and other machines used during procedures.
  • Performed and documented pre-surgery and post-surgery sponge, instrument, and needle count.
  • Selected and purchased equipment for surgical procedures.
  • Implemented new training initiatives for surgical team members to align procedures with standards and best-in-class operational processes.
  • Sterilized instruments and disposed of medical supplies and waste following OSHA guidelines.
  • Provided comprehensive support to surgeons specializing in sports medicine, total joint replacement, spine and orthopedic trauma treatment.
  • Maintained high infection control standards.
  • Coordinated acquisition of surgical services and specialized equipment.
  • Created and maintained unobstructed operative fields using diverse range of tools, including retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Setup operating and surgery rooms for patients, including preparing equipment and supplies for upcoming procedures.
  • Supported surgeons during cosmetic surgeries, gynecological and orthopedic procedures and general appointments.
  • Introduced new staff members to training protocols regarding operating room procedures, infection control, safety standards and overall facility policies.
  • Evaluated procedure needs and purchased equipment and tools for procedures.
  • Evaluated procedure needs and set up equipment, tools, supplies and instruments.
  • Maintained specialty equipment, implant and instrumentation inventories.
  • Inventoried supplies for shoulder, knee and hip replacements.
  • Worked with vendors for speedy procurement of services and equipment.
  • Developed training initiatives on new equipment and procedures to promote highest patient care standards.
Surgical Technologist, 05/1996 to 06/1998
Kings Daughters HospitalCity, STATE,
  • 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.
  • Evaluated procedure needs and set up equipment, tools, supplies and instruments.
  • Maintained high infection control standards.
  • Decontaminated, cleaned, assembled, packaged, sterilized, stored and distributed reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment.
Education
Associate of Science: Surgical Technology, Expected in 05/1996 to Hinds Nursing Allied Health - Raymond, MS,
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School Attended

  • Hinds Nursing Allied Health

Job Titles Held:

  • CST,FAST
  • CST
  • Surgical Technologist

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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