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Seek the Challenging Position of Surgical Technologist
A highly talented Surgical Technologist with huge experience in assisting in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel; helping to set up operating room, preparing and transporting patients for surgery, adjusting lights and equipment, passing instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, holding retractors, cutting sutures, and helping to count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience as Surgical Technologist.
Remarkable ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Enviable ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions.
Strong ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Exceptional ability using mathematics to solve problems.
Uncommon ability using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Immense ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
Deep knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities.
Excellent knowledge of both plants and animals.
Great ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule.
Remarkable ability to communicate with Doctors, circulating nurses and schedule coordinators.
Profound ability to calibrate equipment.
In-depth ability handling surgical instruments; precise hand/eye coordination; passing instrument to physician, and assembling surgical instrumentation.
Great ability to manipulate small items and equipment and ability to work under operating microscope.
New York City Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 1997 - Present
Assume responsibility for setting up and passing instruments, holding retractors, and assist the surgeon, and assist with circulating duties as necessary.
Observe and maintain aseptic technique at all times.
Assist in preparing the operating room for procedure, obtaining needed equipment and supplies.
Maintain working knowledge of assembly and function of surgical instrumentation and equipment.
Accomplish required scrub following policy/procedure.
Assist with skin preparation and draping of patient.
Complete required sponge, needle and instrument counts following policy/procedure.
Gown and glove members of the surgical team.
Anticipate the needs of equipment and instruments by the surgeon during an operation utilizing physician preference cards.
Control the location of contaminated instruments and supplies to prevent the spread of infection by properly utilizing the case cart system.
Handle and care for surgical specimens according to policy/procedure.
Report pertinent information regarding patient care to relief personnel.
Prepare the operating room for the next procedure by utilizing proper cleaning techniques and return equipment to designated area.
Research information of surgical procedure as needed.
Take mandatory call as assigned.
Assist in transportation and positioning of patients, using good body mechanics and proper technique.
Communicate with other departments to obtain items required, (x-ray, SPD, Pathology, Nursing Units, etc.).
Plan, implement and evaluate personal/professional goals.
Assist with orientation of new personnel, provide in service programs as directed, and attend continuing education on a regular basis.
Work scheduled hours yet flexible with schedule to meet the needs of the department.
Maintain confidentiality of patient, family, physician and staff concerns.
Education and Professional Training
Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
New York University, NY
High School Diploma in Surgical Technology (1997)