surgical assistant resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Enthusiastic Surgical Assistant eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the healthcare field.

  • Passing surgical instruments
  • Setting up and operating equipment
  • Pre-surgical preparation
  • Pre- and post-surgical counts
  • Safe sharps disposal
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Customer service
  • Organization
  • Oral surgery
01/2019 to 02/2020 Surgical Assistant Trihealth, Inc. | Bethel, OH,
  • Prepared surgical area by ensuring that all necessary dental instruments were sterilized and patients were ready.
  • Greeted patients upon arrival to office and helped prepare for surgeries.
  • Educated patients prior to surgery regarding what to expect, how to treat pain and which side effects could occur.
  • Assisted surgeon during procedures by wiping up bodily fluids and handing over needed dental instruments.
  • Booked appointments for patients.
  • Typed patient data into computer system while following privacy laws and maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Documented patient’s dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • Recorded patient’s health histories, documented current symptoms and pulled up records from prior visits for dentists to view and evaluate.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers.
  • Staged tray for procedures by arranging dental instruments and equipment.
  • Assisted dentists, hygienists and other personnel by handing appropriate tools and supplies needed for procedures.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dental tools and equipment, straightened treatment rooms and restocked supplies to prep for next patient and maintain health and safety practices.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments between patients to protect from infection risks.
  • Prepared rooms for patient treatment by cleaning and sterilizing.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Measured and recorded vital statistics by taking patient’s blood pressure, temperature and pulse.
  • Assisted dentists by passing instruments, suctioning intraoral fluids, adding water and mixing materials for fillings.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Educated patients on dental hygiene, pre-surgical instructions and post-surgical care.
  • Sanitized trays, instruments and surfaces for clean dental office setting and patient safety.
  • Prepared and positioned patients for procedures by clipping dental napkins and placing patient safety devices.
  • Assisted dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Completed routine and advanced procedures by preparing patients and instruments for expected needs.
10/2018 to 01/2019 Data Entry Clerk Mission Linen Supply | Tucson, AZ,
  • Corrected any data entry error to prevent later issues such as duplication or data degradation.
  • Evaluated source documents to locate information needed for each data entry field.
  • Kept optimal quality levels to prevent critical errors and support team performance targets.
  • Added documents to file records and created new records to support filing needs.
  • Obtained scanned records and uploaded into database.
  • Managed documents by organizing forms, making photocopies, filing records, preparing correspondence and creating reports.
  • Entered numerical data into databases with speed and accuracy using 10-key pad.
  • Scanned files, eliminating outdated records.
  • Outlined appropriate processes and procedures to fulfill and complete inquiries.
  • Verified accuracy and validity of data entered in databases
  • Entered client information into databases quickly and with minimal errors.
07/2018 to 10/2018 Dental Receptionist Dental Care Alliance | Detroit, MI,
  • Taught patients successful strategies for boosting oral hygiene, controlling plaque and protecting gums and tooth enamel from damage.
  • Prepared claim forms for dental insurance.
  • Scheduled appointments for new and existing customers, factoring in provider availability and scheduling loads.
  • Scheduled, rescheduled and handled cancelled appointments for patients.
  • Maintained and managed patient records in compliance with security regulations.
  • Educated patients on postoperative care, including how to protect dental work and boost healing.
  • Booked appointments for patients using Dentrix.
  • Documented patients' dental health information, medical history and vital signs.
  • Explained treatment procedures and instructed patients on home care guidelines.
  • Greeted patients when entering establishment.
  • Organized referrals to other medical specialists.
  • Adhered to strict HIPAA guidelines at all times to protect patient privacy.
10/2017 to 06/2018 Loan Servicing Specialist Alerus Financial | MN, State,
  • Originated, reviewed, processed, closed and administered customer loan proposals.
  • Compiled database of loan applicants' credit histories, corporate financial statements and other financial information.
  • Recommended loan approvals and denials based on customer loan application reviews.
  • Reviewed and edited loan agreements to promote efficiency and accuracy.
  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.
  • Successfully closed our monthly loan goals per month.
  • Developed prospects for new loans by conducting calls weekly.
  • Maintained strict confidentiality of bank records and client information.
  • Submitted loan applications to underwriter for verification and recommendations.
  • Maintained friendly and professional customer interactions.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2015 to to High School Diploma | Addison Trail High School, Addison, IL GPA:
Expected in 02/2018 to to | Surgical Technology Midwestern, Naperville, IL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Addison Trail High School
  • Midwestern

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Assistant
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Loan Servicing Specialist


  • High School Diploma

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