Surgical Assistant Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
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  • single:
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Customer service
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Teambuilding
  • Active listening
  • Leadership
  • Work ethic
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • People skills
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Analytical
  • Working collaboratively
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Organization
Surgical Assistant, 10/2017 to Current
Premier Health Partners Tipp City, OH,
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Managed and maintained surgical suites by sterilizing equipment and [Task].
  • Developed effective strategies to streamline organizational performance, increase revenues and boost productivity.
  • Assessed patients, performed [Type] tests and documented preliminary medical histories.
  • Executed remarkable dexterity assembling and monitoring tools to be used during surgery procedures.
  • Helped prepare team by assisting with gowning and gloving of staff.
  • Actualized inventory management procedures to control medications and supplies as well as to rotate stock and remove expired medications.
  • Communicated with patients after surgery to assess recovery and mitigate complications.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Created and maintained sterile operating fields to minimize infection risks.
  • Provided surgical support to help the surgeon execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
  • Performed pre-operative and post-operative examinations to check patients' vitals and health status.
  • Reviewed physician orders to appropriately count and dispense pre-operative and post-operative medications.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Organized instruments and supplies to optimize surgical team efficiency.
  • Transported patients to holding area to prepare for operating procedures.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Educated patients on diagnoses, treatment plans and post-operative care by providing instructions on medication self-administration and home care.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Exhibited confidence to work extremely well under pressure and with variety of physicians of different temperaments.
  • Sanitized and maintained all surgical instruments and equipment by wiping with cleaning solution.
  • Organized supply room and ordered supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Assisted physicians during diagnosis and treatment, as well as assisting during surgery.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow complex and comprehensive verbal and written instructions.
  • Assisted surgeons in variety of minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Updated patient files to record medications prescribed and medical histories.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Obeyed all established surgical techniques and procedures during operations.
Surgical Assistant, 06/2013 to 10/2017
Premier Health Partners Trenton, OH,
Dental Assistant , 07/2007 to 07/2013
Benevis Dadeville, AL,
  • Produced opposing models, study casts and impressions to provide dentists with information on relationship between teeth, gums and dental arches.
  • Assisted dentists in permanent and temporary restorative procedures, including applying dental fillings, placing temporary crowns, seating permanent crowns, [Action] and [Action].
  • Built loyal patient following and retained [Number] return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Educated patients on postoperative and general oral health care by suggesting warm saltwater rinsing, pain medication dosage, [Action], flossing methods, brushing techniques and [Action].
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Coordinated and managed patient care with efficiency and professionalism by scheduling appointments, educating patients and [Action].
  • Passed instruments to dentist, gently sprayed water, suctioned fluids and mixed [Type], [Type] and [Type] materials to support dentists during procedures.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system using [Software] and observed all confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Educated patients on techniques to optimize oral hygiene, control plaque and protect teeth and gums.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth, protecting enamel and preventing cavities.
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Prepared patients for dental procedures and treatment by greeting warmly, explaining procedure details, [Action] and [Action].
  • Protected patients by sterilizing instruments and equipment between every consultation.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Selected and prepared tools used for procedures by sanitizing and arranging.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Stocked and prepared exam and treatment rooms by setting up required instruments, tools, supplies and equipment.
  • Escorted patients to exam rooms while making friendly conversation to prepare for cleanings and procedures.
  • Supported [Job title]s with completing minimally invasive and advanced surgical procedures.
  • Took patient blood pressure, pulse and temperature and accurately recorded results in patient charts.
  • Gathered medical information, dental health history and vitals from patients.
  • Maintained dental lab equipment by sanitizing surfaces and organizing tools, instruments and [Type] equipment.
  • Maintained clean, sterile and positive environment to optimize patient comfort, safety and satisfaction.
  • Supported dentist chairside with procedures including [Type], [Type] and [Type].
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Instructed patients on postoperative care to protect dental work and promote healing.
  • Scheduled cleanings and dental appointments for patients using [Software].
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Created bitewing, panoramic and periapical X-ray images for dentist to review.
  • Maintained master calendar and scheduled new appointments based on provider availability.
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: , Expected in 12/2006
Hinds Community College - Raymond, MS
High School Diploma: , Expected in 04/2003
Warren Central High School - Vicksburg, MS

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School Attended
  • Hinds Community College
  • Warren Central High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma