Dedicated, caring and experienced Operating Room Assistant with a healthy respect for and in-depth knowledge of the protocols of the operating room and the needs of the surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists.Empathetic response to patients who are often frightened by their imminent surgery.
High level of performance even under stress
Empathetic preparation of patients for surgery
Accurate accounting of all sponges and instruments used during surgery
March 2007 to August 2014 Faith Memorial Surgical Center, London ENG Operating Room Assistant
Was responsible for the disposal of used needles.
Maintained inventory of blankets and sheets and requisitioned new supplies when needed.
Prior to surgery, ensured all instruments, equipment and medicine that the doctor, nurse and anesthesiologist needed during surgery.
Monitored patient vital signs.
After surgery, cleaned and sterilised the room and counted instruments and sponges used to account for all supplies.
October 2001 to February 2007 Marshall Charity Hospital, Hanover CA Operating Room Assistant
Helped surgical team put on sterile gloves and gowns.
Prepared sterile solutions and medications and ensured all surgical equipment is working properly.
Passed instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons.
Responsible for taking specimens for labouratory analysis.
July 1998 to September 2001 Manchester Community Hospital, London Part-time Operating Room Assistant
On a rotating basis, was on-call evenings, weekends and holidays.
Prepared operating rooms for surgery, sterilised equipment and made sure there were appropriate and adequate supplies for surgery.
Prepared patients for surgery.
Transported patients to and from the operating room.
2000 Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) 1998 London Community College, London CA Associate Degree in Nursing