Certified Surgical Technologist Resume

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Career Objective:

Detail-oriented, empathetic, and highly competent ‘Surgical Technologist’ with over 6+ years of experience in handling prep work for surgery, assisting surgeons during surgery, and monitoring patient’s conditions. Certified professional with excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Summary of Skills:


  • Sound knowledge of surgical instruments, and work experience of operating room equipment

  • In-depth information on tools and scrubs used during surgery, and capable sterilizing equipment

  • Familiar with providing instructions to the patient prior to and post the surgical procedure as well as monitor health to ensure calmness during the entire procedure

  • Adept in assisting the concerned team for transporting patients to and from OT to respective units

  • Expertise in assessing the condition of surgical tools and equipment to schedule timely repairs for maintenance

  • Adept in observing patients post-surgery and recognizing side effects or new health issues to notify the concerned doctor

  • Detail-oriented team player with exceptional communication and organization skills


Work Experience:

Certified Surgical Technologist

Vidant Medical Center, Sterling, IL

December 2016 – Present

  • Adhering to standard nursing practices for sterilizing surgical equipment

  • Working closely with doctors, surgeons and clinical nurses during the operation

  • Performing various duties such as preparing and sterilizing the operation room prior to the surgery, transporting patients to and from the operation room, and observing the patient’s condition during and post surgery

  • Assisting in preparation and draping of patient prior to the operation

  • Setting up the tools and supplies needed by the surgeon during the procedure, and providing help in complex cases

  • Inspection operating room equipment, and scheduling timely repairs

  • Reviewing the patient’s condition post surgery to identify major concerns, and informing the concerned doctor

Certified Surgical Technologist

Scripps Green Hospital, Sterling, IL

April 2014 – November 2016

  • Assisted surgeons, and maintained cleanliness and hygiene of the operation theater

  • Provided for the care and safety of the concerned surgical patients prior to, during, and after the surgical procedure as instructed by the doctor

  • Worked as the scrub person in surgical suite and other clinical areas under the supervision of licensed practical nurse to provide quality care to the patients

  • Provided required surgical instruments as requested by surgeons during the operation procedure, and administered anesthesia to patients

  • Coordinated with the surgical team to handle instruments, supplies and necessary equipment during the surgical procedure

  • Assisted in moving patients in and out of the operation room, and provided instructions to the housekeeping department

  • Provided aid in exposure, homeostasis, and other technical functions for assisting the surgeons in carrying safe operation with optimal results for patients within the AST standards

Assistant Surgical Technologist

Lutheran Healthcare, Sterling, IL

August 2012 – March 2014

  • Assisted and anticipated needs of surgeon in instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies required in patient’s operations

  • Coordinated with the team to perform appropriate count of instruments, sponges, and needles, and corrected discrepancies in listing

  • Assembled surgical equipment for decontamination according to standard procedures

  • Carried out critical services during the operation, and count tools and sponges post-surgery to ensure that none is left in the patient’s body

  • Helped to transfer the patient to the recovery room after completion of surgery, and paid attention to given response to notify the concerned doctor during emergency

  • Ensured operation theater is clean and sterile, and assisted in performing housekeeping duties

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Physiology and Anatomy

    University of Illinois Extension, Sterling, IL

    2011

Certification:

  • Certified Surgical Technologist, 2012

Affiliation:

  • The American Association of Surgical Technologists – Member since 2012
  • The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting – Member since 2011

Reference:

On request.

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