Responsible Sterile processing technician, well qualified, flexible, and caring, with excellent communication skills, demonstrated by 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field.
Currently studying for the Sterile Processing Technician certification exam. Test date scheduled.
Practiced in sterilization techniques
Abides by infection control standards
Qualified in specimen collection/processing
Patient positioning Inventory management understanding Medical terminology
Proper sterilization techniques
Preparing specimens and samples
Health and Safety Regulations
Distribution of Goods
Energetic work attitude
Understands medical procedures
06/2013 to 07/2016
Sterile Processing TechnicianWheaton Franciscan Healthcare － Cedar Falls, IowaCleaned instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Assembled instrument trays, wrapped, and sterilized. Also processed many clinics instrument trays. Responsible for all IV pumps, k-pad machines, etc., for the entire hospital, cleaning, storing, and documenting for each item. Ensured HIPAA compliance. Processed monthly reports for department performance. Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information. Positioned patients for optimal comfort before procedures. Evaluated and reported the current equipment inventory to appropriate sources. Sterilized medical equipment after each procedure. Followed all principles of asepsis and infection control. Expedited distribution of materials to locations. Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues. Set up case carts for OR. Ordered inventory and stocked supplies. Patient transport and pre-op prep.
09/1999 to 06/2007
Surgical TechnologistNurses PRN － St Louis, MOMade sure all equipment and supplies were ready for surgical procedures. Excellent sterile technique, Scrubbed in, gowned and gloved. Readied instruments and counted needles and sponges, maintaining proper counts of all. Passed instruments and helped assist, suctioning, retracting. Helped position and move patient from OR table to bed. Transported dirty instruments to decontam room, being careful to remove all sharps and disposable items.
08/2009 to 01/2012
HousekeepingBarnes Jewish Hospital － St Louis, MOCleaned and returned vacant rooms to occupant-ready status. Kept utility sink rooms in clean, neat and orderly condition. Set up and cleaned banquet and conference rooms. Swept and vacuumed floors, hallways and stairwells. Removed finger marks and smudges from vertical surfaces, including doors, frames and glass partitions. I took this job so that I was already working there when a position in the OR or Central Supply became available.
10/1987 to 07/1999
Sterile Processing Technician/Surgical TechnologistAllen Hospital － Waterloo, IA
Cleaned, assembled, wrapped, and sterilized single item and trays of surgical instruments. After cooling, stored inst. and trays. Properly disposed of contaminated supplies. Set up case carts for surgical procedures. Helping in OR rooms moving pt.'s, cleaning room, bringing inst or supplies as needed. Ordered supplies and instruments as needed.
Made sure all equipment, instruments, and supplies were available for surgery. Scrubbed, gowned and gloved, and set up a sterile field on my back table and mayo stand. Maintained a sterile field throughout the procedure. Helped assist when needed. Proper counts of blades, needles, and sponges always. Helped clean room and set up for next procedure.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: NursingForest Park Community College － St Louis, MO, USACoursework in nursing
Active in Church missions. Food banks, helping homeless people and veterans. Animal rescue and help with donations.