~ Certified Surgical Technologist eager to contribute excellent operating room experience and strong clinical skills toward supporting a hospital or clinic in providing top-quality patient care. ~
Keen interests in orthopedic surgery with proven skills in assisting with total hip and total knee arthroplasty.
Proficient in laparoscopic surgery procedures, general surgery, and colorectal surgery.
Successfully completed 196 surgeries during internship, with 145 being solo cases.
Appreciated for sharp ability to anticipate surgeons needs and remain one step ahead .
Adept in proactively applying sterile and aseptic techniques to facilitate safe and effective surgical procedures.
Easily adapt to new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and surgical specialties.
Excel in communicating with multi-disciplinary health care team members to steer unified efforts and optimize safety and quality of care; fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
Reliable and discerning; enjoy helping others and working cohesively toward a common goal.
Reputation for integrity, prioritization skills and diligence in maintaining sterile environment.
Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2009
Surgical Technology Intern
Demonstrated exemplary versatility in supporting surgeons of broad-based specialties.
Completed almost 200 surgeries with an emphasis in general surgery cases and orthopedic operations such as total hip and total knee arthroplasty.
Also competently completed ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat), Genito-urinary, Gynecology, Neuro-surgery, and Cardio Thoracic cases.
Proficiently utilized surgical technique (Stryker and Smith & Nephew systems) for total hip and total knee arthroplasty.
Considered individualized preferences of surgeons and surgical assistants when preparing and arranging tables with supplies, equipment, instruments and medications/solutions.
Conducted accurate sponge, blade and instrument counts prior to operation and before incision was closed.
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Professional Experience continued
Draped patient prior to beginning surgery, and effectively assisted surgeons by cutting sutures and using retractors to expose surgical area.
Meticulously cleaned patient following operation and assembled surgical case carts for Sterile Processing department.
Completed two-week Sterile Processing department internship, developing advanced skills in sterilizing instruments including laparoscopic and DaVincy robot instruments, instrument trays, and laparoscopic lenses, cameras, and scopes.
Adhered to stringent procedures in safely transferring patient from stretcher to surgical bed, and back to stretcher after surgery.
Commended by surgeons, surgical assistants, circulating nurses, anesthesiologists, nurse manager, etc. for displaying outstanding performance.
Claims Clerk, GAB Robins, N.A., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2008
Panel Maker / Inventory Associate, Flexiteek Americas Inc., Pompano Beach, FL, 2007
Executive Administrative Assistant, Produmex Inc., Valencia, Venezuela, 1999 to 2007
QC Manager, Exec. Administrative Assistant for Moya Meneses Clinic, Valencia, Venezuela
MedVance Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2009
Surgical Technology Diploma
Successfully passed certification exam administered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
MedVance Institute of Ft. Lauderdale / American Hearth Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2008
BLS for Healthcare Providers, CPR and AED Certifications
All Medical Personnel, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2006
Certificate in OSHA Security & Needle Handling
Cross-platform proficiency (Macintosh/PC)
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and Designer
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as a Certified Surgical Technologist and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you a Certified Surgical Technologist credential, outstanding communication and organizational skills, and the flexibility to skillfully, accurately and effectively support surgeons in ensuring safety and sterility in the operating room. To complement these qualifications, I offer solid prioritization, forward-thinking, and clinical skills.
As a proactive contributor to your hospital/clinic, you will find me to be a highly motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior self-initiative, unparalleled attention to detail and quality control, and a significant dedication to patient safety. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of hospital>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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Interviewer s Name
It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the <insert job title/position> position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your hospital as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
(Choose one of the two paragraphs below, depending on whether or not you have, or have not yet, interviewed with the person)
(I am eager to meet with you in person to further discuss my background and qualifications. Please feel free to contact me at the above phone number so we can continue the discussion we began over the telephone.)
(Again, thank you for considering my qualifications. I enjoyed our talk, and am available at any time to provide you with any more information you may need. I look forward to hearing your decision.)
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