DAWN BRAESCH RESUME 2016

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DAWN BRAESCH CST, FA6200 Quail Ave NBrooklyn Center, MN 55429 (612)309-5203cheshyms@hotmail.com

BLS Certified Surgical Technician/Surgical First Assistant

Meticulous professional with experience in the operating room enforcing Aseptic Technique and Universal Precautions. Multi-skilled technician with exceptional organizational skills who works well with diverse cultures and loves to be challenged on the job.

Professional Skills

Preparing Sterile Instrument Table * Superlative Planning and Problem Solving Skills Positioning Patients According to Procedure * Ability to Multi-Task and Prioritize Tasks Adhere to Code of Ethics Created by AST * Assembling of Correct Supplies and Equipment Follows Patient Confidentiality Rules * Excellent Listening and Communication Skills Complies To All Policies and Procedures * Works Well Either Individually or with a Team

Accomplishments

Organized and adjusted par levels in our supply room for 4 departments Kept accurate and up to date doctor preference cards and glove lists Organized Patient supply closets and equipment drawers Created department monitor lists for fluid warmers and eye wash station Preceptor and In house trainer of new products and equipment Created a preference pack for each doctor for Emergency Surgeries

Experience

Certified Surgical Technician, First Assist, PreceptorMaple Grove Hospital Maple Grove, MN 4 years

Prepared operating rooms and instrumentation in advance of planned surgeries. Assisted doctors, nurses and other operating room personnel during procedures. Assisted Doctors and Nurses with procedures in Patient rooms Represented technicians on the Safe Patient Handling Committee

Certified Surgical Technician, First AssistSt. Johns Hospital Maplewood, MN 3 Years

Prepared the rooms and instrumentation prior to procedures Cleaned and maintained equipment in OR and Patient rooms Assisted doctors with Cesarean Sections and Deliveries Stocked and maintained inventory in supply room and patient rooms

First Assist InternshipAbbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, MN

Interned in the specialized areas of Plastic Surgery, ObGyn Surgery and General Surgery

Certified Surgical TechnicianAbbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis, MN 3 Years

Prepared surgical suites for procedures Assisted doctors with cesarean sections, PUBS, Cerclage placement/removal and hysterectomy Maintained supply room Cleaned and maintained operating room equipment

Certified Surgical TechnicianOrthopaedic Institute Surgery Center Edina, MN 1 year

Assisted doctors with Arthroscopy of knees, shoulders and elbows Assisted with ACL repairs and Carpal tunnel release Cleaned and sterilized instrumentation Helped nurses discharge patients

Surgical Technician Internship

Interned with all departments learning gastric bypasses, Orthopaedics, Plastic and General Surgery

Education

Surgical AssistMeridian Institute of Surgical Assisting Nashville, TN

Surgical TechnicianHigh Tech Institute St. Louis Park, MNDirectors List, Presidents List, Academic Award of Excellence

Veterinary Technician, Associates in Applied ScienceMedical Institute of Minnesota Bloomington, MN

Business Management CertificateMinnesota School of Business Minneapolis, MN