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Summary
  • Responsible Certified Surgical Technologist with excellent communication and clinical skills demonstrated by 10 years of experience in healthcare.
  • Prepare the operating room with appropriate instruments, equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrate and practice good understanding of sterile technique.
  • Perform sponge, needle, and instrument counts in accurate manner.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


Skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a stressful environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the surgical procedure and the instrumentation required in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the surgeon
  • Ability to set priorities and respond appropriately to actual and/or potential life threatening situations
  • Level One Trauma background
  • Highly experienced in vascular and transplant surgery
  • Strong medical ethic
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Problem resolution ability
  • Enthusiastic caregiver
  • Extensive medical terminology knowledge
  • Practiced in sterilization techniques
  • Abides by infection control standards
  • Body mechanics competency
  • Patient positioning understanding
  • Competency in procedure development
  • Qualified in specimen collection/processing
Experience
01/2016 - 02/2016
Advantage RN Cincinnati, OH Certified Surgical Technologist(CONTRACT)
  • Performed all the defined duties of a Nationally Certified Surgical Technologist.
  • Assigned travel contract to Yale University Hospital, New Haven, CT.
07/2015 - Current
The Hague Center for Cosmetic Surgery Norfolk, VA Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Perform all the defined duties of a Nationally Certified Surgical Technologist.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Keep facility stocked with necessary supplies, equipment and instruments.
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08/2013 - 05/2015
TravelMax Medical Professionals Tampa, FL Certified Surgical Technologist(CONTRACT)
  • Performed all the defined duties of a Nationally Certified Surgical Technologist. 
  • Assigned travel contracts to: 
  • DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, VA
  • Williamsburg Doctor's Hospital, Williamsburg, VA
  • LifeNet Health, Richmond, VA-(LifeNet Health extended my 13 week
  •  contract to 8 months).

 

08/2006 - 03/2013
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, VA Certified Surgical Technologist II
  • Served as the Certified Surgical Technologist II for General and Trauma surgeons. 
  •  Served as a resource and problem solver in area of expertise
  •  Member of kidney transplant team. Participated in National Registry
  •  kidney donation and transplant recipients.
  • Performed all the defined duties of a Nationally Certified Surgical Technologist.
  • Developed and maintained quality care systems and standards, including but not limited to, creating and improving medical protocols/guidelines.
  • Functioned with broad knowledge and perform in virtually any surgical specialty.
  • Developed, lead, and participated in unit workgroups and in service meetings.
  • Lead once yearly Performance Improvement Project.
  • Participated in development of education activities that promotes learning.
  • Served as a Preceptor and Role Model to any learner
  • Represented the Main Operating Room as  Safety Coach.


 
 
 
 
 
Education and Training
1984
Bishop Rosecrans High School Zanesville, OH, United States High School Diploma: College Preparatory
  • Graduated as the top business student Academic Achievement Award.
1984
Ohio University Zanesville, OH, United States Political Science and English
  • Completed 84 Quarter hours
  • Major-Political Science
  • Minor-English
1991
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, United States Political Science and English
  • Completed 24 Semester hours
  • Major-Political Science
  • Minor-English
2006
Sentara College of Health Professions Chesapeake, VA, United States Certificate: Surgical Technology
  • Graduated First in my class receiving the Academic Achievement Award.  
2012
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting Nashville, TN, United States Didactic Complete: Surgical First Assist
  • 28 Semester hours completed
  • 3.67 GPA
Activities and Honors
  • National Certified Surgical Technologist-2007
  • BLS-2005-2017
  • Additionally trained as a Surgical First Assist

 

 
References available upon request
 
 
 
 
 

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Professional Summary

Bilingual certified surgical technologist with over 2 years experience. Dedicated and reliable, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to learn. Seeking a long term full-time position in a surgical care facility.



Work History
Certified Surgical Technologist 06/2015 to 02/2016
MALO Health & Wellness Rutherford, NJ

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Interventional Pain
  • Neurospine/Neurosurgery
  • Ocular Plastics
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Urological Surgery

Certified Surgical Technologist 01/2016 to Current
University surgery center East Brunswick, NJ

  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose and Throat)
  • Pain Management
  • Plastics
  • Podiatry       
  • Spine
  • Urology

Education
NCCT certified : Surgical technology 2015 Branford hall institute of technology - North Brunswick, NJ BLS certified 
Skills

  • Handle and sterilize surgical equipment
  • Maintain sterile environments
  • Medical terminology
  • Microsoft Office systems (Word, Excel, Office)
  • Committed team player
  • Patient-focused care
  • Preparing  operating rooms
  • Maintain and re-stock supplies
  • Transport patients
  • HIPAA/Patient confidentiality
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Efficient and reliable team player
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Professional Summary

Although I have spent most of my working days in Health Care it is truly a Customer Relations Role.  I am Seeking a New Career Path as standing for 8 solid hours a day and helping to move 400 lb plus patients is wearing me thin. I don't mind hard work however: one must know your own physical limits when the time comes.

 

I am Skilled in training staff and establishing rapport with clients. Self-motivated with exceptional communication and basic computer capabilities. Qualified in working closely with many different Hospital Departments and staff over my 33 year career  in fast-paced customer service  environments.

 

Personable and professional under pressure. Motivated customer service specialist with over 5 years retail experience in a fast-paced, team-based environment. Excellent communicator with 38 years in a demanding  environment as a Customer Service Health Care and Retail Role.

 

Driven to exceed  goals and build long term relationships with customers and co-workers.  Delivers positive experiences through high-quality customer care. Patient and empathetic  with extensive background in conflict resolution and customer care. Desires a Sales Administrators role.

Skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Quick learner
  • Strong client relations
  • Multi-line phone talent
  • Medical terminology knowledge
  • Highly Motovated
  • Detailed Orientated
  • Team Player
  • Highly Dependable
  • Eager to Learn new tasks
Work History
Certified Surgical Technologist 06/1985 to Current
Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown, PA
  • Maintained accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of patients.
  • Changed sterile dressings.
  • Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs and automobiles.
  • Maintained a clean, healthy and safe environment.
  • Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Hand Surgeon Sterile Surgical Insturments
  • Assisted our Departments Materials Management Office employee and was her replacement for time off , Calling and Coordinating Surgical Instruments, Sterile Implants and supplies for future surgeries.  Logging all implants used during surgery for reimbursements to our department. Coordinating future surgeries with the surgical scheduler. Contacting and following up with Sales Reps. for prompt delivery of all supplies needed for upcoming surgeries. Tracking of LOT#'s of all sterile implants and documentation of said #'s for Government standards.
  • Continuous Department  cost Saving Implantation.
  • Assisted Operating Room Surgery Scheduler and was her replacement for time off. In this position I was responsible for answering calls from all Surgical Physician offices to schedule their patients for surgery as well as confirming next days surgical schedule of each physician who had patients scheduled in our department. Responsible Coordinating all surgical times of each patient.
  • Currently I am the Ophthalmology Surgical Coordinator.  Train all staff, order supplies, make sure the Equipment is all functioning and cleaned.
Cashier 03/1979 to 06/1985
Little Apple Market Allentown, PA
  • Grocery Store Cashier.
  • Investigated and resolved customer inquiries and complaints in a timely and empathetic manner.
  • Recipient of multiple positive reviews acknowledging dedication to excellent customer service.
  • Asked open-ended questions to assess customer needs.
  • Learned, referenced and applied product knowledge information.
  • Assisted customers with food selection, inquiries and order customization requests.
  • Ensured superior customer experience by addressing customer concerns, demonstrating empathy and resolving problems on the spot.
  • Maintained cleanliness and presentation of stock room and production floor.
  • Built long-term customer relationships and advised customers on purchases and promotions.
  • Organized store merchandise racks by size, style and color to promote visually appealing environment.
  • Recommended alternative items if product was out of stock.
  • Greeted customers entering the store to ascertain what each customer wanted or needed.
  • Politely assisted customers in person and via telephone.
  • Bagged, boxed or gift-wrapped sold merchandise per customer's request.
  • Monitored cash drawers in multiple checkout stations to ensure adequate cash supply.
  • Routinely answered customer questions regarding merchandise and pricing.
  • Replenished supplies, bags and other materials at each cash wrap.
  • Earned management trust by serving as key holder, responsibly opening and closing store.
  • Developed reputation as an efficient service provider with high levels of accuracy.
Education
Certified Surgical Technologist: Surgical Technology 1984 Sacred Heart Hospital - Allentown, PA
High School Diploma: 1983 Southern Lehigh School District - PA
Advanced First AId & Basic Life Support: 1981 American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley - Allentown, PA
Accomplishments
  • Patient Care -
    Ensured quality control through , assessment, treatment's and referral for a broad range of patients.Monitored patients' respiration activity, blood pressure and blood glucose levels
  • Patient Advocacy -
    Explained treatment procedures, medication risks, special diets and physician instructions to patients.
  • Collaboration -
  • Collaborated with physicians to plan and implement patient care.
  • Patient Transfer -
    Safely lifted up to 50 pounds and pushed 400 pound Patients from OR table to stretcher.
  • Responsible job title as Certified Surgical Technologist with excellent communication skills demonstrated by 33 Years of experience in healthcare.
  • Capable of contributing to team projects while demonstrating individual leadership and success in data entry, management and administrative support while assisting in Supply Chain and Surgery Scheduler Roles.
  • Efficient, accurate and detail-oriented Personal Assistant who takes initiative and has an innate drive to succeed. Highly motivated to expand knowledge and skills.
  • Highly capable Personal Assistant skilled at prioritizing tasks with ease. Brings 33 years of experience supporting Patients, Physicians and Families  with careers that are both high stress and high profile.
  • Versatile and successful at managing the hectic schedules of busy Operating Room.
Certifications
  • Advanced First Aid Certification 1982
  • First Year of CPR Certification 1982
  • Certified in Surgical Technology
  • Pet CPR Certified 2006
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Professional Summary
Dedicated surgical tech with 25 years experience in continuous and effective quality of care for patients,surgeons and peers.
Skills
Work History
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Centerpoint Ambulatory Surgery Center()
  • Independence, MO
  • January 2014 to January 2018
Assist surgeons and nurses in hospital operating rooms and prepared patients,rooms and equipment for surgical procedures.

Scrubbing abilities:
Ortho
Neuro
Vascular and Endovascular
Eyes
General
Gyn
Gu
Robotics
Trauma
Transplant(liver,kidney,pancreas & corneal)
Bariatric
  • Surgical Tech
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City()
  • Kansas City, MO
  • September 2007 to December 2013
I worked to facilitate the safety of invasive surgical procedures including:
    Properly functioning equipment
    Procedure is performed under maximum patient safety standards
    Ensuring the operating room environment is safe


Scrubbed in all specialties including sterile processing.
  • Surgical Tech/ Materials Manager
  • Dr.'s Hospital()
  • Leawood, Kansas
  • September 2005 to January 2007
Ensure capital and operational costs for surgical services meet budget guidelines.

Identify and recommend improvement initiatives that could save time,avoid waste and/or reduce supply usage with ideas on how to achieve them.

Demonstrates ability to perform scrubbing role on all surgical procedures.

Takes initiative to identify and implement improved work practices toward the goal of patient safety.
  • Surgical Technician(travel)
  • Surgical Staffing(out of business)
  • Peoria, Illinois
  • September 2000 to September 2005
Travel surgical technician:Scrubbing all surgical specialties in multiple  thirteen week contracts around the United States.
  • Surgical Technician
  • KUMC - University of Kansas Medical Center()
  • Kansas City, KS
  • September 1997 to September 2005
Assisting all surgical professionals in the operating room in all specialties including level one trauma and transplant. Preparing the operating room for each case as well as decontamination of instrumentation.
  • Surgical Technician
  • Surgical Staffing()
  • Kansas City, MO
  • April 1994 to September 1997
I worked as a surgical technologist with Surgical Staffing in Kansas City and surrounding cities scrubbing in all specialties and trauma levels at hospitals and surgery centers.
  • Surgical Technologist
  • USAF
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • May 1990 to May 1994
Education
  • Surgical Technician
  • USAF
  • San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1994