surgical technology instructor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Focused Certified Surgical Technologist with 14 years of expertise in Hospital and Outpatient Surgery Center settings. Knowledgeable in multiple surgical specialties including trauma surgery. Proactive academic leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Well versed in all operating room activities with a commitment to upholding the highest standard of sterile technique during procedures. Surgical Care Affiliates Values Hero award recipient exhibiting excellence in clinical and interpersonal skills. Enthusiastic to join rewarding organization focused on supporting growth and career progression.

  • Extensive Clinical Experience
  • Proactive Academic Leader in Education
  • Computerized charting
  • Equipment Sterilization Techniques
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Patient positioning
  • Sterile Field Preparation
  • Wound Dressing Techniques
  • Time Management and Critical Thinking
  • Infection Control
  • Specimen Preparation
  • Basic Life Support
Surgical Technology Instructor, 10/2021 to 07/2022
State Of GeorgiaBarrow, GA,
  • Developed and taught courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Technological Sciences, and Surgical Procedures
  • Formulated well-structured syllabi detailing learning goals and expected outcomes
  • Facilitated online and in-person teaching sessions in both small group and lecture settings
  • Utilized online learning management systems to provide student centered curriculum with service learning
  • Increased student engagement through diverse teaching styles
  • Evaluated student comprehension using exams, quizzes, assignments, and laboratory skill assessments
  • Managed student performance using automated reporting system, leveraging data to identify learning needs and create action plans to overcome deficiencies
Gynecology/Suture Coordinator/CST, 09/2013 to 10/2021
Common SpiritLufkin, TX,
  • Demonstrated strong surgical knowledge and understanding in a variety of specialties including Gynecology, Urology, General, Spine, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Endoscopy and Pain Management
  • Performed Endoscopy Procedures including collecting and preparing specimens during procedures
  • Verified proper equipment functioning and performed daily safety checks
  • Sterilized and prepared surgical operating room instruments and equipment before and after procedures
  • Assisted with preparing, transferring, positioning, and draping patients
  • Performed intra-operative management of assigned surgical procedures and anticipated needs of the surgeon
  • Coordinated with Materials Manager to ensure all sterile supply and suture needs were met
  • Precepted and oriented new employees and medical students as needed
Certified Surgical Technologist, 08/2012 to 09/2013
Common SpiritGlendale, CA,
  • Assisted in hand and foot procedures including arthroscopies of wrist and ankle
  • Excelled in endoscopic procedures and improved turnover times by 10%
  • Gathered, sorted, and sterilized all surgical instruments
  • Gained knowledge of Autoclave and Sterrad Sterilization Techniques and performed daily safety checks
  • Created and maintained Surgeon’s preference cards to include all updated information
Certified Surgical Technologist, 03/2008 to 08/2012
St Luke's University Health NetworkBrodheadsville, PA,
  • Practiced strict surgical conscience while preparing sterile instrument table
  • Safely operated all electro-surgical, diagnostic, video, and disposable equipment
  • Positioned patients safely according to type of surgery
  • Assembled supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures
  • Assisted Surgeons with various procedures including Orthopedics, Podiatry, Gynecology, General, Spinal, Plastics, Urology, and various Traumatic cases
  • Applied dressings/wound vacs as needed
  • Precepted new employees/students
Orthopedic/Spine/Podiatry Coordinator, 09/2011 to 08/2012
Prestige HealthcareBolivar, TN,
  • Demonstrated strong orthopedic skills including Total Joint Replacements, Arthroscopies, Trauma, Podiatric cases and various Spine procedures.
  • Assessed need for, ordered, and obtained supplies/implants needed for surgical procedures
  • Coordinated with Physicians and Medical Device Representatives to develop plan of action for surgeries and invasive procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Meditech charting system and general computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Created, updated, and maintained Surgeon's preference cards
  • Organized in-services with Medical Device Representatives and surgical staff to ensure proper usage of new equipment
Certified Nurse Assistant, 08/2001 to 11/2002
Gracy Woods Nursing CenterCity, STATE,
  • Assisted patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and grooming
  • Completed all daily living tasks to enhance the quality of life of elderly patients
  • Followed infection control procedures
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Maintained patient privacy and confidential patient information
Restorative Aide, 01/2002 to 11/2002
Gracy Woods Nursing CenterCity, STATE,
  • Worked alongside physical therapists and occupational therapists to help maintain patient well-being
  • Responsible for following a patient care plan in helping patients with active range of motion (AROM) and passive range of motion (PROM)
  • Monitored and reported daily activities of patients
  • Evaluated and documented patient progress in patient log
Education and Training
Associate of Applied Science: Surgical Technology, Expected in 12/2007 to Virginia College - Austin,

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Deans List 2007


Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification

Surgical Care Affiliates Values Hero 2021


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School Attended

  • Virginia College

Job Titles Held:

  • Surgical Technology Instructor
  • Gynecology/Suture Coordinator/CST
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Orthopedic/Spine/Podiatry Coordinator
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Restorative Aide


  • Associate of Applied Science

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