surgical assistant resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary Well-trained medical professional able to efficiently manage both administrative and patient-focused tasks. Coordinate paperwork, process payments and update charts with current data. Experienced with [Therap] and [EMR] systems.

Proficient Surgical Assistant/CMA offering 1-year background to growing surgical team and over 10 years as Medical Assistant. Well versed in setting up operating rooms, preparing patients for surgery, collecting tissues for lab analysis and assisting surgeons during procedures. Adept at maintaining patient charts using EHR.

  • Patient documentation [Software] EMR system
  • Healthcare procedures Patient records
  • Vital signs documentation Check-in coordinationbihh
  • Specimen collection Phlebotomy
  • Microsoft Office
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Management
  • People Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • PPE Use
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Training & Development
Surgical Assistant , 05/2022 to Current
Lake HealthBeachwood, OH,
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
  • Organized instruments and supplies to optimize surgical team efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Reviewed physician orders to appropriately count and dispense pre-operative and post-operative medications.
  • Created and maintained sterile operating fields to minimize infection risks.
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
  • Communicated with patients after surgery to assess recovery and mitigate complications.
  • Managed and maintained surgical suites by sterilizing and organizing equipment.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Actualized inventory management procedures to control medications and supplies as well as to rotate stock and remove expired medications.
  • Updated patient files to record medications prescribed and medical histories.
  • Assisted surgeons in variety of minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Identified professional development opportunities and led training.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Sanitized and maintained surgical instruments and equipment to minimize infection risks.
  • Educated patients on diagnoses, treatment plans and post-operative care by providing instructions on medication self-administration and home care.
CSR III, 11/2021 to 11/2022
Bridgestone CorporationWestminster, MD,
  • Upheld quality control policies and procedures to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Fielded customer complaints and queries, fast-tracking for problem resolution.
  • Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and effectively diffused tense situations.
  • Provided outstanding service to new and long-standing customers by attending closely to concerns and developing solutions.
  • Consulted with customers to resolve service and billing issues.
  • Set up and activated customer accounts.
  • Escalated customer concerns, issues and requirements to supervisors for immediate rectification.
  • Asked probing questions to determine service needs and accurately input information into electronic systems.
  • Answered inbound calls, chats and emails to facilitate customer service.
Certified Medical Assistant, 01/2016 to 03/2020
Trinity Health CorporationCanton, MI,
  • Safeguarded patient privacy and confidentiality in alignment with all
  • HIPAA protocols
  • Fielded incoming telephone calls and messages and answered basic questions related to office policies and procedures
  • Communicated with patients to obtain required information and documents such as insurance cards or referrals
  • Documented patient information, test results, and status updates in [Software] EMR management system
  • Supported diagnostic procedures by obtaining laboratory and x-ray reports, hospital notes, and other pertinent data.
Direct Support Professional, 03/2017 to 09/2018
The Mentor NetworkShelby, IA,
  • Maintained schedules for medical and social needs, including transporting clients to appointments
  • Optimized client care with interdisciplinary case reviews alongside qualified team
  • Improved patient care and outcomes through close collaboration with healthcare team
  • Helped clients to gain independence and quality of life through company services.
Secretary, 06/2011 to 12/2015
Port Of Long BeachLong Beach, CA,
  • Promoted productivity by handling all administrative tasks, including schedules and correspondence
  • Maintained accurate, compliant accounts, inputting new transactions
  • JJ each day
  • Managed all incoming and outgoing mail, packages, and faxes
  • Handled vendor invoices, verifying coding, reconciling purchase orders, and documenting approvals
  • Improved customer relations with exceptional support for every short- and long-term requirement
  • Handled [50]+ calls each day, skillfully managing multi-line telephone system to answer questions, route calls, and take messages.
Scaffold Journeyman, 10/2007 to 06/2011
Dominion PowerCity, STATE,
  • Identified and addressed structural issues with existing buildings with in-depth inspections and replacement of defective components
  • Completed builds by fabricating components using woodworking and metalworking machinery
  • Prepared cost estimates for clients or employers
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction with fast, knowledgeable service
  • Completed accurate work tasks by carefully reviewing every order
  • Developed solid relationships with staff, customers, and vendors
  • Assisted customers with sales and service needs
  • Resolved customers' issues with build quality builds.
Education and Training
Associate: Occupational Science w, administration, office administration, Expected in 03/2011 to Centura College - Newport News, VA
Member of National Honor Society

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School Attended

  • Centura College

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Secretary
  • Scaffold Journeyman


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