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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
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Summary

Methodical professional with an organized approach and good multitasking skills. Experienced in decontaminating, sterilizing and testing medical instruments. Friendly and positive team player with good planning and problem-solving abilities. Motivated Surgical Technologist adept at handling instruments, supplies and equipment for non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures. Well versed in all operating room activities with a commitment to upholding the highest standard of sterile technique during procedures. Excited to bring 22-year background to growing organization.

Skills
  • Disposing of Biohazardous Waste
  • Aseptic and Sterilization Techniques
  • Transporting Patients
  • Safely Disposing of Needles
  • Equipment Set up and Operation
  • Collecting Medical Specimens
  • Preparing for Surgeries
  • Passing Surgical Tools
  • Patient Positioning
  • Safety Procedures
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Equipment Operation
  • Infection Control
  • Critical Thinking
  • Assisting Surgical Team
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Wound Dressing Techniques
  • Attention to Detail
  • Specimen Preparation
  • Calm Under Pressure
  • Sterile Field Preparation
  • OB/GYN Procedures
  • Surgical Counts
  • Workplace Safety
  • Equipment Troubleshooting
  • Work Prioritization
  • Time Management
  • Proper Specimen Disposal
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Basic Life Support
  • Restocking Inventory
  • Relationship Building
  • Supervising OR Activities
Education and Training
Academy of Health Sciences U.S. ARMY Fort Sam Houston Texas, Expected in 08/2001 Associate of Arts : Operating Room Specialist - GPA :
Experience
Upmc - Lead Surgical Technologist
Oil City, PA, 09/2020 - Current
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Gathered and took inventory of equipment to confirm adequate supplies for surgery.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Collaborated with vendors and service providers to coordinate required services and equipment.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Cleaned and restocked operating room, gathering and placing equipment and supplies.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by positioning on operating table and covering with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Provided technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses or anesthesiologists.
  • Held instruments and quickly handed to surgeon during procedures.
  • Prepared, cared for and disposed of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.
  • Monitored and assessed operating room conditions and patient and surgical team needs.
  • Scrubbed arms and hands and assisted surgical team with scrubbing, masks and surgical clothing.
  • Operated or monitored lights, machines or equipment to support proper operation.
  • Trained 100's of staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and safety and functionality procedures.

Saratoga Hospital - Surgical Technologist
Ballston Spa, NY, 12/2011 - 09/2020
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Gathered and took inventory of equipment to confirm adequate supplies for surgery.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Collaborated with vendors and service providers to coordinate required services and equipment.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and restocked operating room, gathering and placing equipment and supplies.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by positioning on operating table and covering with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants.
  • Provided technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses or anesthesiologists.
  • Scrubbed arms and hands and assisted surgical team with scrubbing, masks and surgical clothing.
  • Held instruments and quickly handed to surgeon during procedures.
  • Prepared, cared for and disposed of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.
  • Monitored and assessed operating room conditions and patient and surgical team needs.
  • Operated or monitored lights, machines or equipment to support proper operation.
  • Trained 100's of staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and safety and functionality procedures.
  • Addressed patient bleeding and applied sterile dressings to close wounds.
Saratoga Hospital - Surgical Technologist
Galway, NY, 06/2011 - 12/2011
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Gathered and took inventory of equipment to confirm adequate supplies for surgery.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and restocked operating room, gathering and placing equipment and supplies.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by positioning on operating table and covering with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants.
  • Provided technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses or anesthesiologists.
  • Scrubbed arms and hands and assisted surgical team with scrubbing, masks and surgical clothing.
  • Held instruments and quickly handed to surgeon during procedures.
  • Prepared, cared for and disposed of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.
  • Monitored and assessed operating room conditions and patient and surgical team needs.
  • Operated or monitored lights, machines or equipment to support proper operation.
  • Trained 100's of staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and safety and functionality procedures.
  • Addressed patient bleeding and applied sterile dressings to close wounds.
Saratoga Hospital - Surgical Technologist
Mechanicville, NY, 10/2009 - 06/2011
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Gathered and took inventory of equipment to confirm adequate supplies for surgery.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and properly handled contaminated materials.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and restocked operating room, gathering and placing equipment and supplies.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by positioning on operating table and covering with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Provided technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses or anesthesiologists.
  • Scrubbed arms and hands and assisted surgical team with scrubbing, masks and surgical clothing.
  • Held instruments and quickly handed to surgeon during procedures.
  • Prepared, cared for and disposed of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.
  • Monitored and assessed operating room conditions and patient and surgical team needs.
  • Operated or monitored lights, machines or equipment to support proper operation.
  • Addressed patient bleeding and applied sterile dressings to close wounds.
Saratoga Hospital - Surgical Technologist
Queensbury, NY, 05/2005 - 10/2009
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Gathered and took inventory of equipment to confirm adequate supplies for surgery.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and restocked operating room, gathering and placing equipment and supplies.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by positioning on operating table and covering with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Provided technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses or anesthesiologists.
  • Scrubbed arms and hands and assisted surgical team with scrubbing, masks and surgical clothing.
  • Prepared, cared for and disposed of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.
  • Monitored and assessed operating room conditions and patient and surgical team needs.
  • Trained 100's of staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and safety and functionality procedures.
Amsurg Corp. - Lead Vascular Surgical Technologist
Columbia, SC, 08/2001 - 04/2007
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Assisted surgeon by passing instruments and sterile supplies throughout operation.
U.S. Army Active Duty - Sterile Processing Technician
City, STATE, 08/2001 - 04/2007
  • Inspected instruments for cleanliness, proper function and breakage by viewing instruments before assembly.
  • Prepared trays, instrument packs and surgical sets.
  • Readied instruments for sterilization procedures and completed decontamination protocols.
  • Packaged instruments into peel pouches and properly labeled pouches.
  • Gathered and prepared instruments and surgical supplies.
  • Recorded results of biological and diagnostic tests.
  • Set proper temperature, pressure and parameters for steam machines to prepare for instrument cleaning.
  • Monitored biological and chemical wash solution to determine quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
  • Monitored expired sterilization dates and rotated stock to minimize processing.
  • Distributed sterile and non-sterile supplies and medical equipment upon request or case cart requisition.
  • Changed autoclave charts daily by dating and initialing each chart load.
  • Supported departmental initiatives to meet productivity standards and flexible staffing needs.
  • Sorted incompatible sets of instruments, trays and medical equipment.
  • Sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
  • Operated and maintained steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads and maintenance procedures performed.
  • Cleaned instruments to prepare for sterilization.
  • Assembled and wrapped trays of instruments for operating rooms and clinics.
  • Organized and assembled routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.
  • Checked sterile supplies to detect outdated materials.
  • Reported defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff.
  • Recorded sterilizer test results in job-related software.
  • Examined equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts or other indications of disrepair.
  • Conducted daily rounds to collect equipment for processing and distributed equipment throughout facility to maintain required levels.
  • Filled verbal and written requests for items based on daily or individual requisition.
  • Started equipment and observed gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Purged waste from equipment by connecting equipment to water sources and flushing water through systems.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Academy of Health Sciences U.S. ARMY

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Lead Vascular Surgical Technologist
  • Sterile Processing Technician

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

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