As Senior Operating Room Technician, provide training to new 68W and HM8483 surgical techs (reserve and active duty) in the 10 room OR suite at LRMC.
monitoring performance in the operating room by left-seat; right seat training techniques, verbal or written counseling evaluations and orientation checklists.
Assisted in patient positioning, surgical site prep, prepared sterile back table and mayo stand, assist surgical team by anticipating future needs.
Ensured compliance with sterile technique according to (OSHA) standards.
Consistently praised by physicians for efficient assistance in orthopedic surgical procedures and surgical procedure knowledge.
Properly disposed of daily biohazard waste in compliance with federal and local regulations.
Medical Technician / Administrative Lead July 2004 to CurrentUS Navy/ Navy Reserve － Fort Campbell, KS
Clinical support for 400 plus Navy Operational Support Center sailors ensuring a constant 89% medical readiness status.
Possesses professional knowledge to work effectively and independently in a variety of clinical duties.
These include but are not limited to phlebotomy, immunization administration, Urinalysis support assistant, History and Physical examinations, medical records verification/review and Preventive Health Counseling.
Collateral duty maintaining adequate supply of required medical equipment and resources.
Managerial skills include maintaining database of training certifications for 30 unit members.
Developing and processing individual evaluations for each assigned member of the unit.
Creating and sending out plan of the month and updated unit rosters.
Active Duty include medical technician for 15 physician primary care clinic at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Personal duties include EKG, vital signs, patient history, phlebotomy, medication administration, Intravenous access and infusion of fluids, Rapid testing of throat, genital and fungal swabs.
Clerical and other medical duties as assigned.
Other duty location was sick-call and clinical medical technician for Officer Candidate School - Bradley Branch Medical Clinic, Quantico, Virginia.
Worked as medical assistant to the only Flight surgeon available to the clinic by interviewing and examining candidates for flight status screening appointments and sick-call related issues.
Operating Room Supervisor/Tech and Central Sterilization Supervisor October 2013 to October 2014US Navy Landstuhl Regional Medical Center － Landstuhl, Germany
Serves as a senior member of the surgical team in the operating room by performing scrub and circulating support services for 12 surgical specialties and wounded warrior trauma from down range.
Front Desk NCO manages 31 enlisted techs for a 10 room operative suite ensuring smooth running of daily assignments and patient scheduling.
Center Core NCO assumes responsibility for accuracy of OR temperature logs and 3 emergency carts.
Secures equipment required for patient transportation and coordination with 4 wards, PACU, ACU and ICU.
Specific knowledge includes orthopedics, neurology, gynecology, obstetrics, general surgery, genitourinary, eye, ENT, oral maxillary facial, and podiatry.
Specific case knowledge includes; Ortho: IM Nail (Femur, Tibia and Humerus), Total Knee, ACL (graft prep and procedure), Arthroscopy (knee, ankle, wrist, shoulder and hip), Micro fractures, ORIF (ankle, hand, tibia, femur, humerus) includes closed and open reductions, Biceps tendonesis and I&D.
During surgery, anticipates surgeon's needs and provides the proper instrument or supplies for each stage of the procedure.
Alert to potentially dangerous situations that would contaminate the sterile field, harm the patient or harm other staff.
Maintains constant awareness in the OR during the procedure and anticipates and responds to the needs of the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and other members of the surgical team; Obtains additional instruments, supplies, and materials as required.
As Central Sterilization technician and Supervisor, responsibilities included decontamination processes utilization of steam, trophon, sterrad and medavator sterilizes instruments and equipment used during surgical procedures, using various types of sterilizers and sterilizing agents.
Inspects instruments and equipment during processing for defects, and removes an item from service.
Additionally, served an invaluable role as liaison between LRMC's Resuscitation Committee and CMS during the downsize of it's Code Blue Crash Carts footprint from 36 to 24 carts.
Enforced the Joint Commission Life Safety standards within LRMC, efforts contributed to unit being recognized with MEDCOM-best Outstanding Organizational Safety Award.
Facilitates staff in-service training on various topics including infection control and sterile technique for all 40 members of the OR staff.
Health Technician November 2011 to November 2012US Army - DOD Civilian － Fort Riley, KY
Working in the Soldier Readiness Processing center multi-tasking is essential.
The primary duties include phlebotomy and laboratory test ordering through online medical records program.
Additional duties are computer data access and processing on three separate Army/DOD health care systems, management of deployment health related protected patient information and answering business telephone systems.
Medical Assistant November 2010 to November 2011US Army - DOD Civillian － Fort Riley, KY
Experience working closely in the specialty outpatient clinic of the Wounded Warrior Transition Unit.
Responsibilities include coordinating weekly lists of all scheduled Nurse Care Manager and Social Work appointments for new medevac and established patients.
Closely monitoring all appointments for patients scheduled for On-Post and Civilian provider visits assigned to the Delta Company of the WTU.
Proficient knowledge of clinical and reception procedures (including CHCS, AHLTA and DEERS) associated with referral procedures and processes for the patients.
Medical Support Assistant December 2008 to November 2010US ARMY - DOD Civillian － Fort Riley, KY
Specialized clerical experience in the physical therapy clinic at Irwin Army Community Hospital include.
Knowledge of clinical and reception procedures (use of CHCS, AHLTA and DEERS), greeting and directing them to appropriate areas for care.
Answering multi-lined telephone system while discerning the nature and priority of the call.
Maintain compliance with active duty to include wounded warrior scheduling timelines, establishing TRICARE and secondary insurance eligibility, tracking current and previous patient appointments while scheduling and coordinating appointments for up to 30,000 eligible beneficiaries in the area.
Medical Assistant June 2007 to December 2007Southwest Regional Cancer Center － Fort Riley, KY
One of three medical assistants for a 23 physician practice duties include welcoming patients, scheduling appointments, following up with outside appointment and research study requests, maintaining appointment logs and performing vital signs and obtaining updated patient history.
Responsibe for notifying physicians of any abnormal findings and updated medication lists and verifying patient radiology, pathology and correspondence and relating information for any medication trials or treatments.
Administration of hormonal chemotherapy, hemopoetic growth factors, reinforcement medications and B-12 injections.
Phlebotomy and other clerical duties as assigned.
Certified Nursing Assistant / Medication Administration Aide October 2002 to December 2004Stoneybrooke Retirement Community － Fort Campbell, KS
Primary care taking duties include resident and patient interaction, assistance with meals, bathing, bathroom assistance and dressing.
Medication administration duty, verifying patient identity, medication dose, route and time to be given.
Education and Training
5 2001Hanover High School － Hanover Great Lakes, KS IL
Associates of Liberal Arts : 12 2008Johnson County Community College － Overland Park, KS
US NAVY Surgical Technology Program
Basic Life Support - Current Certification
Tactical Combat Casualty Care - 2012
Department of Army Immunization Administration Certification
5 2001 Associates of Liberal Arts : 12 2008 US NAVY Surgical Technology Program Basic Life Support - Current Certification
Tactical Combat Casualty Care - 2012
Department of Army Immunization Administration Certification High School Diploma
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