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Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000
[email protected]
(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

For the past 6 and a half years I have grown significantly as a Surgical technologist. I have the ability to scrub a multitude of surgical cases, and work thoroughly and efficiently to provide care and quality to the patients.  I am looking forward to becoming a Surgical First Assistant and expanding my knowledge in the surgical setting.

Employment history

Certified Surgical Technologist, Stracke LLC. West Mortontown, Kansas
Jan. 2018 – Present
  • Work in a fast pace, level one trauma facility where we are trained to scrub in all specialties 
  • Part of an Orthopedic team, majority of these cases include total joint replacements, sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma
  • Other specialties include: neurosurgery, robotics, general, ophthalmology, and ENT
  • Help to ensure all of the preference cards are accurate and all the supplies and proper steps are listed 

Surgical Technologist, Gleichner, Schultz and Daniel. New Vicenta, Idaho
Sep. 2013 – Oct. 2013
  • Scrubbed mainly in orthopedics, cardiovascular and ophthalmology 
  • Aside from working in the operating room, also assisted general surgeons in endoscopies and colonoscopies in GI
  • Worked in the sterile processing department on days of low census in the operating room

Education

West Schultz, Milissastad, Missouri
Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Human Biology, Nov. 2013

The New Jersey University, Karleenside, Wisconsin
Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology, Apr. 2011

Skills

Ability to work under pressure

Communication

Teamwork

Conflict resolution

Adaptability

Versatile

certified surgical technologist

  • Assist surgeons and other medical professionals in the operating room and similar environments.
  • Ensure the preparartion and maintenance of the sterile field in the operating rooms.
  • Served on orthopedic, General and spine surgery  teams for both pediatric and adult. 
  • Properly care for tissue, preparing specimens for laboratory analysis or appropriately disposing of tissue.
  • Keep debris off instruments during case with water and help wash with germicides spray before sending to sterile processing. 
  • Monitor and continually assess operating room conditions, including patient and surgical team needs. 
  • Operate, assemble, adjust, and monitor lights, suction machines, and diagnostic equipment to ensure proper operation. 

certified surgical technologist

  • Maintain lens implant inventories, and select, store, or issue lenses as needed
  • Work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of ophthalmic surgical procedures
  • Ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety
  • Highly experienced on LenSx Laser, ORA, and Verion.  
  • Effectively and efficiently train new employees
  • knowledgeable in sterile processing procedures 

certified surgical technologist

  • Ensures patient safety by maintaining the sterile field and assisting the surgeon during the procedure.
  • Provides assistance with positioning of the patient as directed by the circulator.
  • Assists in cleaning and preparing the operating room for procedures. 
  • Assisting the surgeon within the scope of practice.

certified surgical technologist

  • Adheres to aseptic practices providing and maintaining a safe environment
  • Performs duties according to department specific expectations as identified and assigned
  • Functions in the role of assistant as necessary under the direct supervision of the surgeon
  • Handles and processes surgical specimens according to established policy/procedure
  • Assists with patient care activities under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse

certified surgical technologist

  • Work in a fast pace, level one trauma facility where we are trained to scrub in all specialties 
  • Part of an Orthopedic team, majority of these cases include total joint replacements, sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma
  • Other specialties include: neurosurgery, robotics, general, ophthalmology, and ENT
  • Help to ensure all of the preference cards are accurate and all the supplies and proper steps are listed 

certified surgical technologist

  • Experience in neuro, orthopedic spine, general, gynecology, and orthopedic surgery
  • Instrumental team member of the neurosurgical call team
  • Set up, maintain, and provide a sterile surgical field for the surgeon and patient
  • Assist surgeon with dressing incision sites with accuracy and efficiency 

certified surgical technologist

  • Ability to Work in Groups. …
  • Possess a Calm Nature. …
  • Excellent Communication Skills. …
  • Exceptional Dexterity. …
  • Not Squeamish. …
  • Expect the Unexpected. …
  • Willingness to Learn

certified surgical technologist

  • Gathering and setting up sterile supplies within a sterile field
  • Draping out the patient for surgical cases
  • Maintaining sterility during surgical cases
  • Handing instruments to and assisting the surgeon
  • Performing all surgical counts
  • Handling patient specimens
  • Receiving and properly labeling medications

certified surgical technologist

  • Assisted Surgeons and Registered Nurses in the delivery of preoperative care to patients in a surgical setting. 
  •  Acted as primary scrub person handling surgical instrumentation, equipment, and supplied necessary during a surgical procedure.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of surgeon’s preferences and ability to anticipate surgeon’s needs.
  • Assisted with preparation of the operating room using sterile technique; followed steps for scrubbing.
  • Promoted patient’s dignity during provision of care.  Provided calm, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients & the surgical team.

certified surgical technologist

  • Current First and foremost, I am an advocate for all the patients that enter my operating room.
  • Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures. 
  • Count sponges, needles, and instruments before and after operation. 
  • Scrub arms and hands and assist the surgical team to scrub and don gloves, masks, and surgical clothing. 
  • Provide technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses, and anesthesiologist. 
  • Prepare patient for surgery, including positioning patients on the operating table and covering them with sterile surgical drapes to prevent exposure. 
  • Hand instruments and supplies to surgeons and surgeons’ assistants, hold retractors and cut sutures, and perform other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation. 

certified surgical technologist

  • Work as a team to provide patients with a higher standard of care in an efficient, but safe way.  
  • Help physicians during a variety of surgical procedures by setting up and maintaining a sterile field, organizing instrumentation, labeling and keeping track of medications, and properly handling specimens.
  • Help circulating nurses by assisting in patient positioning, gathering necessary supplies and equipment, staying on top of surgical counts, and documentation of irrigation used, total local injected, and the name(s) of the specimen(s).
  • Observe proper handling of all sharps and operating room waste. 
  • Practice correct care for all surgical instrumentation (wiping jaws with sterile water, flushing lumens, spraying with enzyme solution at end of case).
  • Maintain certification in surgical technology, BLS

certified surgical technologist/ contractor

  • Gathered and set up equipment, instruments and supplies according to surgeons’ preferences or instruction.
  • Maintained the sterile field and practiced aseptic technique.
  • Precepted military surgical technologist students.
  • Transported patients to and from the O.R.

certified surgical technologist

  • Set up, count, and assist surgeon while maintaining sterility and anticipating surgeons needs throughout Surgical Procedures
  •  keep circulating nurse informed of any needs throughout procedures
  • Stock and maintain supplies and equipment in the operating and Labor rooms
  • prepare instruments to send down to sterile processing
  • Assist in Rapid turn over of Operating/Labor rooms  
  • Assist as unit secretary 

certified surgical technologist

  • Anticipated surgeons needs and handed instruments and supplies during procedure.
  • Provided scrubbing surgical assistance and support to surgeons during general, gynecology, orthopedic, neurosurgery and plastic procedures.
  • Used sutures, staples, and/or clips to close wounds. 
  • Helped restock, clean and set up OR suite for surgery.