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surgical technologist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

I love what I do and have done over the years. I enjoy seeing and learning new things everyday.

Skills

-I'm a 7 yr seasoned surgical tech at a large university teaching hospital. I trained especially in Trauma (Burns, Ortho) Plastics (Micro Flaps along with other flap reconstructions) and Transplants( Liver, Kidneys, and procurements).

-EMT-B trained and worked in emergency departments.

- CNA 1/ Telemetry tech

Experience
08/2011 to Current Surgical Technologist Children's Hospital Boston | Boston, MA,
  • Prepared day surgery and operating rooms for patients by ordering and stocking equipment and supplies.
  • Assisted surgeon with patient preparation for total joint replacement procedures.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to cultivate efficiency and prepare for scheduled and emergency procedures.
  • Set up equipment, tools and supplies needed for procedures and organize instruments as directed in surgeons' preference cards.
  • Used retractors, sponges and suctioning and irrigating equipment to create unobstructed operating fields.
  • Facilitated invasive, non-invasive, and minimally-invasive procedures by creating safe and functional operating room environments.
  • Maintained reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment, including decontamination, cleaning, sterilizing, storing and distributing.
  • Trained [Number] 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.
  • Used diagnostic equipment and monitored patients during procedures using specialized machines.
  • Used hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, and electrocautery equipment to control bleeding.
  • Adhered to OSHA protocols when sterilizing instruments, discarding medical supplies and disposing of waste.
  • Performed various tasks, which included assisting with reductions and administering pain injections.
  • Counted and recorded sponges, instruments, and needles at beginning and end of surgical procedures.
  • Effectively supported surgeons in fast-paced healthcare environments, resulting in better patient care and less pain medication post-surgery.
  • Spearheaded implementation of [Program], resulting in [Number]% decrease in surgical errors.
  • Collected and prepared tissue specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Mentored and educated team of surgical technologists, offering insight and suggestions on ways to handle [Type] issue.
  • Organized and maintained unobstructed operative fields to foster immediate access to retractors and suctioning and irrigation equipment.
  • Handed instruments and supplies to surgeons during procedures.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and properly handled contaminated materials.
  • Worked with internal departments and personnel to ensure availability of instruments and equipment.
  • Collaborated with vendors and service providers to coordinate required services and equipment.
  • Adhered to infection control standards and reported any hazards.
  • Cleaned and sterilized surgical sites and managed supply inventory and organization.
  • Assessed procedure requirements and procured appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Closed wounds using sutures, staples and other tools.
  • Laid out all instruments, supplies and tools as directed by surgeons.
  • Organized equipment and instruments in alignment with surgical protocols and surgeon preferences.
  • Maintained surgical areas and oversaw inventory management.
08/2011 to Current ED Technician Beth Israel Lahey Health | Wilmington, MA,
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Remained level-headed and proactive during emergency situations.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Provided direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Managed care in field and in-transit, including performing standard testing and administering necessary medication.
  • Immobilized patients for transport using backboard or other spinal mobilization.
  • Collaborated with team members and other first responders, ensuring consistent communication to maintain order and efficient care delivery.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
  • Monitored and replenished ambulance supplies, maintaining well-stocked inventory and properly functioning equipment.
  • Demonstrated dedication to providing quality care through continued training and education.
  • Completed emergency treatment procedures to stabilize individuals for transport.
  • Documented all patient information, including condition or injury, treatment and medication administration.
  • Delivered first aid or life support care to sick or injured individuals in pre-hospital settings.
07/2007 to 08/2011 ED Technician Beth Israel Lahey Health | Stoneham, MA,
  • Evaluated patients' medical status and monitored vital signs during transit.
  • Monitored patients from scene to hospital transfer while conducting in-transit care.
  • Assessed emergency situations and prioritized medical care for patients.
  • Transported patients from accident scenes to hospitals in emergency vehicles.
  • Provided direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and determining course of action based on triage.
  • Immobilized patients for transport using backboard or other spinal mobilization.
  • Developed strong rapport with other medical professionals to foster quality and efficient patient care.
05/1999 to 09/2007 Telemetry Technician American Advanced Management, Inc | Salida, CA,
  • Supported department document improvement and assisted with implementation.
  • Attached electrodes to monitor cardiac activity on each patient.
  • Operated and maintained telemetry equipment with a focus on safety and proper functionality.
  • Analyzed cardiac rhythms and reported results to nursing staff or physicians.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2014 to to Associate of Science | Surgical Technology Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC GPA:
Expected in 10/2007 to to EMT-B | Medic Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC GPA:
Expected in 02/1999 to to Nursing Assistance | Moses Cone , Greensboro, NC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Moses Cone

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Technologist
  • ED Technician
  • ED Technician
  • Telemetry Technician

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • EMT-B
  • Nursing Assistance

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