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Certifications
CST certified by NBSTSA. CPR/BLS Certified through AHA
Summary
Professionally trained Surgical Technologist with experience ensuring high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. Adapts quickly to changing environments and demands. Skilled in several aspects of a constantly growing career field and fast-paced environment. 
Skills
  • Knowledge of several surgical fields
  • Knowledge of clinical and computer clerical duties
  • Major surgery assistance awareness
  • Knowledge/Execution of sterile technique
Work History
06/2016 to Current
Orthopedic Tech Travis Air Force Base CA
  • Maintained current knowledge of developments in technical instrumentation and standards of aseptic technique
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies
  • Obtained Vitals and H+P on all patients in clinic, documented all orders into a computer filing system
  • Proficient in casting and splinting of patients, knowledge of different orthopedic Rep Sets and Drains/Dressings
07/2014 to 06/2016
Ob/Scrub Tech In Labor And Delivery Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Medical Center Lodi, CA
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
  • Obtained information about clients' medical history, drug history, complaints and allergies.
  • Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles.
  • Assisted in crash C-Sections and set up sterile carts for vaginal deliveries
03/2014 to 07/2014
Certified Surgical Technician NVISION Eye Centers - Sacramento Citrus Heights, CA
  • Sterile Process of all instruments
  • Knowledge of Lenses and use of Lasers
01/2009 to 10/2013
Miscellaneous Summer Jobs Accumulative California
  • Hostess/Busser, Lifeguard, Sale associate and Front Desk
Education
March, 2013
Certification of Surgical Technology: Surgical Technology
Carrington College California - Citrus Heights, CA
  • 4.0 GPA. Perfect Attendance
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Summary

Surgical Technician skilled with 30 plus yrs in the Operating Room and experience in Sterile Processing and Medical Supplies with exceptional people skills seeks and desires position as a Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) with the department of Veterans Health and Administration in Temple, Tx.

Skills
  • Scrub and assist surgeons during surgical procedures.
  • Watch and use proper sterile technique during surgical procedure.
  • Ensure proper care of instruments and their assembly before used in surgical interventions.
  • Ensure instruments and equipment are properly clean and disinfected before sterilization process.
  • Ensure that instruments and equipment are properly sterilize according with rules and regulations provided by SOP.
  • Receiving and organizing medical supplies.
  • Ensuring par levels are in accordance with hospital inventory.
  • Speak with representatives from different companies regarding new products and medical equipment.
  • Fluent in the Spanish language (read and write)
Experience
Surgical Technician and Medical Supply Assistant | 11/2013 to Current U of H College of Optometry Surgery Center - Houston, Tx.
 Duties:
    Assist surgeons during surgical intervention in Ophtahlmology surgery, this include Cataract Surgery with Laser, Retina Detachments, Corneal Transplants and Scleral Buckles. Assembly, decontamination, wrapping sealing peel packs and preparation of eye instruments for sterilization. Interpretation of chemical indicator, mechanical tape and printouts and biological incubation.
    Assist Materials Manager with the order of supplies, this includes lens implants for Cataract Surgery and the necessary equipment for the use of such surgeries and keeping with par levels in accordance with the surgery centers SOP.
   
 
Surgical and Sterile Processing Technician | 03/2001 to 11/2013 Summit Ambulatory Surgery Center - Houston, TX
 Duties:
   This included assisting surgeons in Eye surgery, assembly, wrapping and sterilization of eye instruments trays, interpretation of chemical indicator, mechanical tape and printout according with surgery centers SOP. Receiving and distributing supplies following surgery centers par levels. 
Surgical Technician | 11/1998 to 03/2001 West Houston Surgicare - Houston, TX
  Duties:
  Assist surgeons in different types of surgery. This included Eye surgery, Podiatry, Orthopedic, Plastics, Gynecology, Urology and Pain Management. Helping and reporting to Materials Manager supplies and equipment needed for such case. Receiving and distributing surgical supplies and keeping par levels according with surgery centers SOP.
Surgical and Sterile Processing Technician | 09/1994 to 10/1998 Texas Orthopedic Hospital - Houston, TX
 Duties:
  Assist surgeons in extensive orthopedic surgeries. This included Sports Medicine (ACL), Upper and Lower extremities,  Back surgeries, Total Joint Replacements.
   When short handed in hospital I would work in instrument room assembling and getting instrument trays ready for sterilization.
Surgical Technician | 11/1989 to 08/1994 Southwest Memorial Hospital - Houston, TX
 Duties:
  This included in assisting surgeons in different types of surgeries. This included General surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neurology, Ophthalmology and GYN.
   This also included case cart assembly with supplies for surgical intervention.
Surgical and Sterile Processing Technician | 05/1988 to 07/1989 St. Mary's Hospial - San Francisco, CA
 Duties:
   This included assisting surgeons in different types of surgeries. This included Eye surgery, Orthopedics, General, Podiatry, Plastics and Neurology. 
    Also was useful on the assembly of case carts pulling supplies for next day surgeries and assembling instrument trays for sterilization.
Surgical and Sterile Processing Technician | 01/1985 to 04/1988 Letterman Army Medical Center - San Francisco, CA

  Duties:

  As a PFC in the Army I was assigned to the Central Material Service (CMS)  department. While on duty I was responsible of receiving and organizing hospital and Operating Room supplies. The assembly and wrapping of instrument trays used in surgical interventions. Load and unload sterilizers and reading chemical and biological indicators, the decontamination of instrument trays with the use of washer sterilizer. Run Bowie-Dick and Biological tests in autoclave to make sure they meet the standards for sterilization of instruments and other supplies according with SOP.

  After two years I was transferred to the Operating Room were I assumed the duty of assisting surgeons in the different surgical services. After my time was up I was Honorably discharged followed by the U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal as a Spc4

Education and Training
U.S. Army Academy of Health Science Ft. Sam Houston - - San Antonio, Tx, USA | | U.S. Army Diploma 91D Operating Room Specialist, 1985
U.S. Army Academy of Health Science Ft. Sam Houston - - San Antonio, TX, USA | | U.S Army Diploma General Medical Orientation, 1984
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Professional Summary
Emergency Room Nurse with over 10 years experience working in a fast paced, high acuity setting. Excellent communication and teaching skills. Competent in providing compassionate infant through geriatric patient centered care.
Licenses
California RN License #681156, Certified, ACLS Certified , BLS Certified, CEN Certified
Professional Experience
Charge Nurse Emergency Department Feb 2017 to Current
Sutter delta Medical Center Antioch, CA
  • Schedule, lead, coordinate and support the day to day activities between a ED team of nurses, physicians, staff members and management.
  • Assure safety, satisfaction and excellent patient centered care.
  • Oversee quality assurance activities and compliance to operational standards.
  • Member and co-lead to the Emergency Department Collaborative Practice Committee.
  • Member of the Sepsis committee.
Staff Nurse Emergency Departmetn Dec 2014 to Current
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch, CA
  • Assessed, intervened and stabilized a variety of injuries and illnesses, as a member of a fast paced team providing and assuring excellent patient care.
Charge Nurse med/tele/surgical Mar 2012 to Nov 2014
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch, CA
  • Assisting the nursing team to ensure quality care, safety and patient satisfaction.
  • Supervise/teach new hires and less experienced staff, manage daily staff assignment and patient scheduling to ensure coverage and department flow.
  • Perform daily rounds, monitoring patients throughout the shift.
  • Co-lead on a committee for assuring pre-procedure readiness which was publicized into the hospital intranet and used by staff nurses to assure pt safety.
Staff Nurse Mar 2006 to Mar 2012
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch, CA
  • Primary care nursing for infants through geriatrics of all social and economic backgrounds with life threatening circumstances, serving as the patient/family advocate and coordinator of care.
  • Proficiently assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing care for assigned critically ill patients from admission through discharge.
  • Communicating and collaborating with other professionals to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Competent with conscious sedation and recovering patients.
  • Participate as a member of the ER EOW work committee.
Surgical Technician Stanford University, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Palo Alto, CA
  • Functioned as a member on the Transplant Team.
  • Scrubbed in to assist with various general, Pediatric, vascular, neuro and plastic surgeries.
Education and Training
Associate of Science, Nursing 2006 Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA Nursing
Bachelor of Science, starting 2017 Grand Canyon University
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Professional Summary
Seasoned management professional who excels in establishing excellent working relationships with customers, employees, vendors and contractors.
Skills
  • 50 WPM
  • Adherence to high customer service standards
  • Multi-tasking strength
  • Professional demeanor
  • Effective problem solver
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • MS Windows proficient
  • Strong client relations
  • Training development aptitude
  • Skilled in call center operations
  • Records management
Work History
11/2016 to Current
OFFICE MANAGER HARRELLS INCOME TAX SERVICES EASTMAN, GEORGIA
  • Review and manage staff deliveries including tax returns, extensions, and tax planning calculations.
  • Inform upper management by reviewing and analyzing reports and summarizing information.
  • Counsel customers on tax issues, penalties, and guidance for maintaining adequate tax files.
  • Managed high volumes of financial activity in a fast-paced, environment.
  • Filed tax returns and prepared governmental reports in compliance with strict standards.
  • Trained new employees on accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Composed and drafted all outgoing correspondence and reports for managers.

07/2015 to 09/2016
SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (OPERATING ROOM) SURGICAL SOLUTIONS HENDERSON, KENTUCKY
  • Reviewed the patient\'s chart, identifies patient, verifies surgery to be performed with consent forms, and brings the patient to the assigned operating room.
  • Prepared and anticipate additional instrumentation, equipment, and supplies for usage during the procedure.
  • Maintained highest standard of sterile technique during the procedure.
  • Monitors the comfort of the patient and provides verbal and tactile reassurance to the patient.
  • Keep accurate records before, during and after the procedure.

Education
2002
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA:
MIDDLE GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA
1998
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE : POLITICAL SCIENCE
FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY - FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA
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Summary
 Enthusiastic, team-oriented individual with an in-depth knowledge of sales, extensive hospitality experience, and a solid understanding of the dynamics of the customer service industry
Skills
  • Highly responsible and reliable
  • Extensive hospitality background
  • Trained in liquor, wine and food service
  • Upbeat, outgoing and positive
  • Colorado alcohol service card
  • Large cash/check deposits expert
  • Adaptive team player
Accomplishments
Customer Assistance
  • Worked with company systems such as Dentrix, Excel, and Kodak and diligently completed all assigned tasks, working overtime as needed.
  • Promoted to Office Manager after 1.5 years of employment.
    • Served as key contributing member to Leadership team.
Experience
Server 05/2016 to 08/2016 Rib City Grill Rifle, CO
Server 06/2015 to 09/2015 Pahgres Restaurant Montrose, CO
Lead Endodontic and surgical Technician and Office Manager under Dr. Hilfer 01/2013 to 08/2015 Colorado West Endodontics Montrose, CO
Server 09/2012 to 12/2012 Davetos Italian Restaurant Delta, CO
Server 12/2011 to 02/2013 Applebee's Restaurant Montrose , CO
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Dental Hygiene 2018 Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangley, CO, USA
Currently Enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program
3.4 GPA
EMT-Basic 2012 Delta Montrose Technical Center Delta, CO, USA

4.0 GPA

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Summary
Responsible surgical technician with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 12 years of experience in healthcare.
Skills
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Skillfulness clinical training
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Problem resolution ability
  • Wound cleaning/care ability​
  • CPR/BLS certified
  • Talent in obtaining/charting vital signs
  • Microsoft office proficient
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Practiced inpatient and outpatient caregiver
  • Practiced in sterilization techniques
  • Wound care expertise
  • Competency in procedure development
  • ​Bilingual-Fluent in English and Spanish
Experience
01/2005 to Current
Surgical Technician Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Read and recorded temperature, pulse and respiration.
Completed and submitted clinical documentation in accordance with agency guidelines.
Prepared patient rooms prior to their arrival.
Support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
Positioned residents for comfort and to prevent skin pressure problems.
Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
Kept facility stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and instruments.
Obtained and set up suction equipment.
Provided necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures.
Documented resident records on daily flow sheets.
Provided patients and families with emotional support.
Sensitive to the needs of geriatric patients.
Promoted personal and co-worker safety.
Maintained a clean, orderly and well-stocked environment.
Assist surgeons in the operating room
Education and Training
2004
Medical assisting Bryman Institute Chelsea, MA, USA
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Professional Summary
Conscientious surgical professional focused on maintaining the sterility of instrumentation and equipment while completing tasks in an accurate timely manner.
Skills
Knowledge of sterile technique
Knowledge of surgical instruments
Knowledge of sterilization equipment and procedures 
Knowledge of medical terminology
Punctual
Fast learner
Cheerful
Enthusiastic
Work History
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class. Mar 2000 - Mar 2005
United States Navy U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
  • Assisted Physician during surgery.
  • Maintained and sterilized all instruments and equipment
  • Prepped and draped patients in a sterile fashion.
  • Maintained detailed records of test results by entering data and patient information into computer.
  • Collected, organized and restocked supplies in all units.
  • Conducted monthly and quarterly inventory of supplies using facility cost reporting records.
  • Completed fluoroscopy exams and other special procedures.
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies.
Surgical Technician Apr 2005 - Jan 2007
Lifestyle Lift 2275 Rio Bonito Way, Ste. 100, San Diego, CA‎
  • Assist physician during surgery.
  • Maintained and sterilized all equipment
  • Entered patient, procedure and equipment into computer system.
  • Prepped and draped patients in a sterile fashion.
  • Explained procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and increase patient cooperation.
  • Oriented and trained new staff on proper procedures and policies.
  • Documented all maintenance and repairs in a timely fashion.
  • Collected, organized and restocked supplies in all units.
Education
2000
Naval Boot Camp Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL
2000
Hospital Corps "A" School Naval Training Command Great Lakes, IL
2000
Field Medical Service School Camp Pendleton, CA