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licensed surgical assistant certified surgical assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Detail-oriented surgical support staff effective at organizing instruments and supplies before and during procedures. Well-versed in maintaining sterile fields and unobstructed views to promote surgical success. Organized multitasker with good communication skills. Hardworking and knowledgeable problem-solver with excellent Surgical Assistant/Surgical Technologist background over a 35-year career in healthcare.

Skills
  • All surgical procedures
  • Surgical procedure preparations
  • Passing surgical tools
  • Surgical assistance
  • Surgical instruments expertise
  • Surgical team assistance
Experience
Licensed Surgical Assistant/Certified Surgical Assistant, 04/2007 to 09/2019
Witham Health ServicesLebanon, IN,
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
  • Created and maintained sterile operating fields to minimize infection risks.
  • Organized instruments and supplies to optimize surgical team efficiency.
  • Helped prepare team by assisting with gowning and gloving of staff.
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
  • Protected unobstructed views for surgical staff with use of retractors, sponges and suctioning equipment.
  • Reviewed physician orders to appropriately count and dispense pre-operative and post-operative medications.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Developed effective strategies to streamline organizational performance, increase revenues and boost productivity.
  • Executed remarkable dexterity assembling and monitoring tools to be used during surgery procedures.
  • Performed pre-operative and post-operative examinations to check patients' vitals and health status.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Provided surgical support to help surgeon execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
Certified Surgical Technologist, 01/2005 to 01/2007
Witham Health ServicesZionsville, IN,
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Performed various tasks, which included assisting with reductions and administering pain injections.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Adhered to OSHA protocols when sterilizing instruments, discarding medical supplies and disposing of waste.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Adhered to infection control standards and reported any hazards.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Oversaw inventory of specialty equipment and instrumentation inventories.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and properly handled contaminated materials.
  • Collaborated with vendors and service providers to coordinate required services and equipment.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Closed wounds using sutures, staples and other tools.
Certified Surgical Technologist, 10/2003 to 11/2005
Witham Health ServicesIndianapolis, IN,
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
Certified Surgical Technologist, 03/1995 to 09/2002
John Muir Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Performed various tasks, which included assisting with reductions and administering pain injections.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • 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.
  • Adhered to OSHA protocols when sterilizing instruments, discarding medical supplies and disposing of waste.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Surgical Assisting, Expected in 10 2011 to Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting - Nashville, TN
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Associate of Arts: Business, Expected in to University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
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Diploma: Surgical Technique, Expected in 1 1988 to US Naval School of Health Sciences - Oakland, CA,
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Diploma: General Health Sciences, Expected in 6 1985 to Naval School of Health Sciences - San Diego, CA,
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Activities and Honors

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting
  • University of Phoenix
  • US Naval School of Health Sciences
  • Naval School of Health Sciences

Job Titles Held:

  • Licensed Surgical Assistant/Certified Surgical Assistant
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Certified Surgical Technologist

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts
  • Diploma
  • Diploma

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