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Board Certified Surgical Technologist eager to
contribute excellent clinical, operating room, and leadership experience toward
supporting a dynamic hospital in providing exemplary patient care
Extensive experience in orthopedic, general, vascular, laparoscopic, reconstructive, colorectal and neurosurgery.
Appreciated for sharp ability to anticipate surgeons needs and remain one step ahead .
Proactively apply sterile and aseptic techniques to facilitate safety, quality control and compliance.
Adept at handling orthopedic spine instrumentation (Depuy Spine, Nuvasive, Globus, Medtronic), OR equipment (laparoscopic towers, light cords, cables, camera, scopes) and podiatry equipment such as compression screw system and plate and screw system.
Well-versed in using equipment/instrumentation brands such as Stryker, Synthes, Arthrocare, Smith & Nephew, and Osteoencore.
Trained and experienced in fat-grafting procedures.
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.
Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, Florida, 2015 to Present
Clinical Supervisor Operating Room
Handpicked as one of two CSTs in entire healthcare system promoted to managerial level based on achieving outstanding performance reviews for two consecutive years.
Spearhead areas spanning Breast Surgical Oncology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology, Gynecology Oncology, Obstetrics, Urology, and Urologic Oncology.
Served as primary resource for over 160 employees in regards to set-up, supplies, trays, and operation of surgical cases.
Oversee first case on-time start and turnover between surgical cases.
Train, coach, and mentor new RN Circulators and Surgical Technologists in calibrating, balancing, draping, and operating surgical microscopes and micro surgical equipment.
Troubleshoot and swiftly resolve issues with equipment or supplies to ensure optimum patient flow.
Seamlessly liaise between surgeon's offices and vendors to replenish specialty supplies, and coordinate trials of new equipment and surgical supplies.
Manage $1.5M+ in breast implant consignment inventory from three vendors (Mentor, Allergan, and Sientra).
Accurately complete and distribute FDA implant tracking forms for all implant cases performed.
Proactively converted process of manually preparing implant tracking forms to web-based, and replaced faxing of forms to manufacturers with email method.
Digitalized surgical booking request form to enhance clarity and efficiency of input into surgical schedule.
Resourcefully assembled new micro surgery trays to support highly specialized surgery services for plastic and reconstructive division in O.R.
Introduced surgeons to advanced methods of performing standard surgical procedures to markedly increase efficiency, clinical accuracy, and patient outcomes.
Instituted mobile cysto table set-up capable of administering five cysto cases simultaneously in a standard operating room.
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Memorial Regional Hospital South, Hollywood, Florida, 2010 to 2015
Surgical Technologist II
Proficiently scrubbed Neuro and Orthopedic spine surgeries including diskectomies, decompressions, fusions, laminectomies, and disk replacement with posterior pedicle screws and rods placement.
Arranged draping equipment such as C-arms and Leica microscope without compromising sterility.
Assisted surgeons in orthopedic fracture repair encompassing Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of clavicle, shoulder, humerus, ulna, radius, metacarpals, phalanges, femur, tibia, patella, metatarsals and phalanges.
Demonstrated proficiency in podiatric procedures such as ORIF of the ankle and foot, heel spur removals, bunionectomies, correction of hammertoe, excision of neuroma, and plantar fasciotomy.
Often requested by extremely demanding surgeons as a result of superior ability to remember individual preferences and procedures within the operating room.
Assisted in complex procedures such as TRAM flaps, facial nerve transpositions and harvesting, and a broad range of reconstructive surgeries.
Successfully assisted with general procedures spanning total radical mastectomies, simple mastectomies, partial mastectomies, lumpectomies, needle localization lumpectomies, axillary lymph node dissection, sentinel lymph node biopsies and localization.
West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, Florida,
2012 to 2015
Certified Surgical Technologist
Scrubbed all specialties encompassing General, Laparoscopic, Robotic, Pediatric, Orthopedics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Breast Oncology, General Surgical Oncology, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery.
Expertly set up DaVinci surgical system for robotic surgery including draping the arms, setting up camera and scopes, and preparing robotic instruments according to surgeon's preferences.
Proficiently assisted with pediatric orthopedic surgery including spinal fusion for scoliosis.
Extensively scrubbed orthopedic cases encompassing arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, total knee and total hip procedures, and highly complex orthopedic trauma fractures.
Memorial Healthcare System, FL, 2009 to 2010
Surgical Technologist II
Completed almost 400 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-Oncology, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, and Cardio Thoracic cases.
Utilized Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Osteo Encore surgical 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.
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.
Surgical Technology Diploma & Certified by NBSTSA, MedVance Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2009
BLS for Healthcare Providers, CPR and AED Certifications, MedVance Institute of Ft. Lauderdale / American Hearth Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2008
Certificate in OSHA Security & Needle Handling, All Medical Personnel, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2006
Mac/Windows O/S; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Designer
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