Surgical Technologist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Focused, seasoned, motivated, skilled and talented, Certified Surgical Technologist with 12 years of success in the Perioperative arena. Well versed in wide range of all Surgical Specialties and procedures. Adept and proficient in quickly preparing and taking down surgical suites per procedure and surgeon preferences for assigned cases to sustain patient flow. Expertise in basic aseptic techniques. Proven leader focused on developing highly collaborative surgical support teams.adept at handling instruments, supplies, and equipment for non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures. Well versed in all operating room activities with a commitment to upholding the highest standard of sterile technique during procedures. Team leader in devising new programs and training employees on updated policies, protocols and new equipment. Enthusiastic to join rewarding organization focused on supporting growth and career progression.

Highly proficient in various surgical procedures with the achievement of high patient outcome targets including inventory management, Certified by the National Board of Surgical Technologist Certification.

  • Workplace safety
  • HIPAA proficiency
  • Aseptic and sterilization techniques
  • Collecting Surgical specimens
  • Equipment set up and operation
  • Passing surgical tools
  • Positioning and Transporting patients
  • Knowledge of instrument, equipment functions, usage, as it relates to specific surgical procedures.
  • Safely disposing of needles
  • Surgical counts
  • Assists on Dressing wounds
  • Awareness of all Security systems
  • Supervision of new Surgical Technologists, Nursing, and Medical students in maintaining sterile field.
  • Project organization
  • Operational improvement
  • Communications
  • Inventory management
  • Organization
  • Customer service
  • Team building
  • Relationship development
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Problem resolution
  • Planning and coordination
  • Team management
  • Process improvement
  • Preparing for surgeries
  • Administering double checked medications passed on sterile field
  • Disposing of biohazardous waste
  • Administrative support
11/2009 to Current Surgical Technologist Duke University | Chapel Hill, NC,
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Adhered to OSHA protocols when sterilizing instruments, discarding medical supplies and disposing of waste.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Reviewed surgical requirements and prepped operating room with appropriate tools, equipment and instruments.
  • Trained new staff members on operating room procedures, infection control and over safety and functionality procedures.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Performed various tasks, which included assisting with reductions and administering pain injections.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Cleaned and sterilized surgical sites and managed supply inventory and organization.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and properly handled contaminated materials.
  • Mentored and educated team of surgical technologists, offering insight and suggestions on ways to handle departmental issue.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Cleaned and sterilized operating rooms.
  • Worked with internal departments and personnel to ensure availability of instruments and equipment.
  • Adhered to infection control standards and reported any hazardous events ca Assessed procedure requirements and assist in the procuredappropriate equipment and tools.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Oversaw inventory of specialty equipment and instrumentation inventories.
  • Collected and prepared tissuespecimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Collaborated with vendors and service providers to coordinate required services and equipment.
01/2004 to 09/2009 Independent Avon Representative/Recruiter (EMOS 8411) Lmi Aerospace | Saint Charles, MO,
  • Supported human resources, controlling resume flow within applicant tracking system.
  • Implemented employee engagement and development activities, presentations and training to maximize productivity and unite workforce.
  • Increased improvement initiatives using check and balace in troubleshooting problems for corrective action.
  • Prepared employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Optimized processes by training employees to apply industry best practices and observe all protocols.
  • Reviewed compensation program and developed short- and long-term plans to increase efficiency and employee satisfaction.
  • Reduced process lags by quickly processing personnel actions, awards, flags, legal incidents, sponsorship, evaluations, morale and welfare documentation.
  • Created and implemented highly effective and individualized human resource solutions for clients.
  • Prepared and maintained accurate employment records for member staff
  • Executed integrated recruiting campaign across multiple media channels.
  • Evaluated staff performance at multiple facilities and made recommendations for training improvement.
  • Oversaw all facets of staff and client training objectives to install knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and requirements.
  • Sourced and developed sourcing leads to increase recruiting base.
  • Maintained employee benefits programs and informed employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends.
  • Supported executive decision-making by reporting on metrics and recommending actionable improvements.
  • Strengthened traceability by developing organization systems for records, reports and agendas.
  • Fostered productivity by coordinating itinerary and scheduling appointments.
  • Executed on-time, under-budget project management.
01/2000 to 10/2006 Production Assistant Apex Systems | Newburyport, MA,

Conveyed service-driven attitude to all stakeholders, including agencies, brands, customers and partners.

  • Managed all areas of manufacturing, safety, inventory control and process implementation.
  • Assessed current inventories and brought in supplies to keep stock within optimal levels for expected demands.
  • Identified and set aside equipment in need of maintenance or repair.
  • Helped machine operators set up and tend equipment to complete runs.
  • Collaborated with management, sales and engineering to adjust plans and maintain targets.
  • Consulted with department supervisors and teams to evaluate needs and discuss corrective actions for individual concerns.
  • Assessed deadline dates against production team activities and ensured that tasks were completed within reasonable timeframes.
  • Sorted and packaged completed products each shift for further processing or shipment.
  • Examined final products to check conformance with quality and design standards.
  • Purchased goods to maintain stock and prepare for assembly of product or service.
  • Pitched in to help crews with building sets and identified problems that could have resulted in possible safety issues.
  • Outlined production commitments and timetables using sales forecast information.
  • Monitored manufacturing variances to achieve quality improvement while resolving product process and equipment problems.
  • Supervised schedules while meeting all deadlines and collaborating with staff members in support of production department.
  • Documented production volume, materials consumption and quality issues to keep management well-informed and support proactive planning.
  • Monitored project progress and presented status to leaders to solve productivity issues.
  • Verified prices and computed totals to complete accurate invoices.
  • Remained alert, active and ready to respond to any request at any time using variety of available resources.
02/1997 to 01/2000 Production Analyst Express Personnel Services | City, STATE,
  • Initiated and captured product and procedural updates.
  • Generated production graphs and analyzed production trends using computer program
  • Mapped processes flows and developed improvement strategies as budgeted per year.
  • Identified preventive and predictive maintenance needs to mitigate failure potential.
  • Automated data management processes to increase efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Conducted in-depth evaluations of employee and equipment performance to promote industrial improvements.
  • Prepared, reviewed and edited inspection reports on given timeframe basis in support of quality assurance objectives.
  • Oversaw quality control strategies, including sampling, testing and line inspections.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Delivered finished products to customer locations.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Supported department by compiling paperwork and taking detailed meeting minutes.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new production opportunities.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, if needed
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to problems
  • Collaborated in development of new procedures.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2008 Associate of Applied Science | Surgical Technology Columbia Health Science Center, Columbia, MO GPA:

800 hours of Clinical experience at area hospitals. Formal curriculum including specialty science, microbiology, surgical technology, medical terminology, patient care and safety. Major area of Surgical Technology - Certified. Perfect attendance

Expected in Certified Surgical Technologist | Study For Getting Certified As A Surgical Technolo NHA Allied Health Certification , Leawood, KS GPA:

Study and pass the certification test and required to maintain an annual Continuing Education units to maintain certification.

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School Attended

  • Columbia Health Science Center
  • NHA Allied Health Certification

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Independent Avon Representative/Recruiter (EMOS 8411)
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Analyst


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certified Surgical Technologist

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