surgical assistants resume example with 19+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Hardworking and knowledgeable problem-solver with excellent. Medical background over 20-years career in healthcare as medical doctor and surgical assistant. Experienced in cosmetic (filler injecting) and in monitoring patients before, during and after procedures to deliver exceptional care. Skillfully examine, dress and protect wounds to boost healing. Detail-oriented surgical support staff effective at organizing instruments and supplies before and during procedures. Organized multitasker with good communication skills. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Collaboration
  • Planning
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Microsoft Office
  • Conflict resolution
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • Team building
Certifications And Work Experience
The American Board of Surgical Assistants , Expected in 11/2017 : - GPA :
University of Aleppo Aleppo, Expected in 01/1999 Medical Doctor (MD) : - GPA : Faculty of Medicine
Saudi Council for Health Specialists , Expected in 01/2015 DATE - 2002 Modification certificate as general practitioner : - GPA :
Hermosa Medical & Diagnostic Center , Expected in 09/2021 : - GPA :

Urgent Care Clinic

Pulaski, Chicago, IL Expected in 01/2004 : - GPA : :// G.P. -surgical assistance
Al-Amal complex , Expected in 08/2014 : - GPA : for Mental Health, Riyadh,, Arabia. Providing medical care to addict patients, psychoses conditions, withdrawal symptoms, and a wide spectrum of medical conditions
Hospital Al Mecca, Expected in 06/2001 General Surgery Residency Program : - GPA :
Sheehan Hospital Aleppo, Expected in 03/2000 General Surgery Residency Program : - GPA :
General Practitioner At Martini Hospital Aleppo, Expected in 01/2000 : - GPA :
Regions Hospital - Surgical Assistants
Saint Paul, MN, 11/2021 - Current
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • 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.
  • Operated or monitored lights, machines or equipment to support proper operation.
  • Recounted surgical instruments and supplies at end of operation, eliminating chance of items left inside patient.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Assisted with reductions and limb casting and administered pain injections.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and properly handled contaminated materials.
  • Maintained proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Prepared dressings or bandages, applying or assisting with application following surgery.
  • Held instruments and quickly handed to surgeon during procedures.
  • Prepared, cared for and disposed of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.
  • Addressed patient bleeding and applied sterile dressings to close wounds.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Observed patients' vital signs to assess physical condition.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by positioning on operating table and covering with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure.
  • Counted sponges, needles and instruments before and after operation.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
Hermosa Medical & Diagnostic Center, Urgent Care C - Surgical Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2015 - 01/2021
  • Provided surgical support to help the surgeon execute safe operations and procedures resulting in positive patient outcomes.
  • Assisted physicians during diagnosis and treatment, as well as assisting during surgery.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Performed pre-operative and post-operative examinations to check patients' vitals and health status.
  • Organized supply room and ordered supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Exhibited confidence to work extremely well under pressure and with avariety of physicians of different temperaments.
  • Assisted surgeons in variety of minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Communicated with patients after surgery to assess recovery and mitigate complications.
  • Analyzed patient chart data and identification to verify accurate information.
  • Sanitized and maintained all surgical instruments and equipment by wiping with cleaning solution.
  • Follows complex and comprehensive verbal and written instructions.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Demonstrated appropriate techniques to assist surgeons with closure of incisions.
  • Controlled bleeding during surgical procedures by clamping and ligating blood vessels.
  • Reviewed physician orders to appropriately count and dispense pre-operative and post-operative medications.
  • Closed wounds using sutures, staples and other tools.
  • Coordinated educational seminars for surgeons by organizing registration and travel plans.
  • Dressed wounds with antiseptic compounds and sterile coverings to protect surgical sites and promote healing.
Alamal Complex For Mental Health - Psychiatry Resident
City, STATE, 03/2003 - 09/2014
  • Worked directly with patients suffering from range of mental health problems and provided good standard of practice care.
  • Assessed patients by reviewing mental and physical health along with individual backgrounds and current social situations.
  • Collaborated with nurses, doctors, social workers and psychologist to discuss treatment plans and progress.
  • Designed individualized care plans and conducted lab or diagnostic tests on patients to provide further information regarding particular mental disorders and general physical conditions.
  • Spearheaded treatment protocol creation, rollout and training for multiple site psychiatry practice, resulting in streamlined processes and reduction in wait times.
  • Conducted psychiatric evaluations and executed medication management for both inpatient and outpatient facilities.
  • Prescribed and administered psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
Additional Information
  • I employed all my medical knowledge to reach the best understanding of the human needs physically or spiritually doesn't matter how old are they because I know the needs of each age.
English :
Full Professional
Negotiated :
Arabic :
Native/ Bilingual
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School Attended

  • The American Board of Surgical Assistants
  • University of Aleppo
  • Saudi Council for Health Specialists
  • Hermosa Medical & Diagnostic Center
  • Al-Amal complex
  • Hospital Al
  • Sheehan Hospital
  • General Practitioner At Martini Hospital

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Assistants
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Psychiatry Resident


  • DATE
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • DATE - 2002 Modification certificate as general practitioner
  • General Surgery Residency Program
  • General Surgery Residency Program

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