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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Methodical Surgical Assistant with expertise in anticipating surgeons' needs and assisting with non-invasive and invasive OB/GYN, Urology and General procedures. Offering more than 27 years of experience with large healthcare organization.

Skills
  • OB/GYN procedures
  • Urology surgeries
  • General surgeries
  • ENT surgeries
  • Bowel Resection surgeries
  • Breast Reduction surgeries
  • Myomectomy surgeries
  • TLH/ TAH surgeries
Experience
09/2010 to Current
Surgical Assistant Ascension (System Office) Flint, MI,
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
  • Provided surgical support to help the surgeon execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Protected unobstructed views for surgical staff with use of retractors, sponges and suctioning equipment.
  • Created and maintained sterile operating fields to minimize infection risks.
  • Exhibited confidence to work extremely well under pressure and with variety of physicians of different temperaments.
  • Communicated with professionalism and compassion when interacting with surgical team and patients.
  • Assisted physicians during diagnosis and treatment, as well as assisting during surgery.
  • Assisted surgeons in variety of minor and major surgical procedures with tasks such as suturing and skin closure.
  • Closed wounds using sutures, staples and other tools.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
08/1993 to Current
Lead Surgical Assistant Hca Jacksonville, FL,
  • Welcomed patients upon arrival, led to surgical area and managed procedure preparations.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Executed remarkable dexterity assembling and monitoring tools to be used during surgery procedures.
  • Managed and maintained surgical suites by sterilizing equipment.
  • Organized instruments and supplies to optimize surgical team efficiency.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Provided surgical support to help all surgeons execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
  • Developed effective strategies to streamline organizational performance, increase revenues and boost productivity.
  • Actualized inventory management procedures to control medications and supplies as well as to rotate stock and remove expired medications.
  • Communicated with professionalism and compassion when interacting with surgical team and patients.
  • Obeyed all established surgical techniques and procedures during operations.
  • Demonstrated appropriate techniques to assist surgeons with closure of incisions.
  • Transported patients to holding area to prepare for operating procedures.
  • Closed wounds using sutures, staples and other tools.
  • Organized supply room and ordered supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow complex and comprehensive verbal and written instructions.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Pursued numerous learning opportunities in order to continuously expand core knowledge associated with surgical and technical procedures to advance patient care.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Sanitized and maintained all surgical instruments and equipment by wiping with cleaning solution.
  • Punctual and reliable surgical assistant, no matter the time of day or night.
  • Helped prepare team by assisting with gowning and gloving of staff.
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
  • Protected unobstructed views for surgical staff with use of retractors, sponges and suctioning equipment.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
08/1992 to 11/2010
OB Scrub Technician Atlanta Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Adhered to OSHA protocols when sterilizing instruments, discarding medical supplies and disposing of waste.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Trained new staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and over safety and functionality procedures.
  • Trained 12 staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and over safety and functionality procedures.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Resolved interpersonal conflicts by listening, finding common ground and building relationships.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to stock problems.
06/1990 to 11/1991
US Army Medic United States Army Reserve City, STATE,
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Managed care in field and in-transit, including performing standard testing and administering necessary medication.
  • Conducted equipment inspections and vehicle checks in adherence with required maintenance schedules.
  • Performed stomach suction, airway management and heart monitoring to maintain consistent patient care during ambulance ride.
  • Inserted IVs and administered oral and injectable medications.
  • Completed emergency treatment procedures to stabilize individuals for transport.
  • Delivered first aid or life support care to sick or injured individuals in pre-hospital settings.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Immobilized patients for transport using backboard or other spinal mobilization.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/2004 to to
MBA: Business Administration And Management
Keller School of Management - Alpharetta, GA,
GPA:
Expected in 10/2002 to to
Bachelor of Science:
DeVry University - Decatur, GA,
GPA:
Expected in 11/2001 to to
Surgical Asst/Combat Medic: Surgical Technology
United Army Academy of Health And Sciences - San Antonio, TX,
GPA:
Certifications
  • Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA)

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Keller School of Management
  • DeVry University
  • United Army Academy of Health And Sciences

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Assistant
  • Lead Surgical Assistant
  • OB Scrub Technician
  • US Army Medic

Degrees

  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Surgical Asst/Combat Medic

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