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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

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.

Skills
  • 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
Experience
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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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Addison Trail High School
  • Midwestern

Job Titles Held:

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

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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