I'm currently a nursing student, and within the next few months I'm hoping to apply for a surgical assistant position at my hospital. This position at my local hospital is basically the same as a PCA position but in the OR. I want to become an OR nurse after I graduate, so I want to be able to learn the OR environment. I am in a nursing program at the hospital where I will be applying to (I also have all my clinicals there), so I am used to the hospital and its systems. As far as references go, none of my managers work at the facilities any longer from where I was employed, so I just listed my nursing instructors as references who have all seen my clinical performances. Thank you!
11111 Awesome Road
Awesome place, State 00000
Obtain a Surgical Assistant position in the Operating Room.
-Applying adaptive equipment and mobility aids to ensure patient safety during mobilization
-Maintaining an aseptic technique and sterile field to reduce the risk of infection when performing sterile procedures.
-Assisting and providing activities of daily living, as needed, such as bathing, dressing, oral care, grooming, shaving, and feeding.
An Assisted Living Community Awesomeness, State
Care Manager, Alzheimer's and
February 2010 to November 2010
-Observed clients' conditions and reported changes to professional staff.
-Turned and re-positioned bedridden patients, alone and with assistance, to prevent skin breakdown.
-Cleaned rooms and changed linens.
-Answered phones and directed visitors.
-Performed clerical duties such as processing documents and recording any changes in clients' physical, emotional, or behavioral states.
-Performed department maintenance activities including cleaning, stocking, and procuring supplies.
Local Coffee Place Awesome, State
August 2009 to December 2009
-Prepared and served drinks to customers in a timely manner.
-Maintained a clean and orderly work area.
Local Pool Awesome, State
June 2006 to August 2009
-Monitored activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers.
-Administered first aid care.
-Educated in hospital safety procedures, sterile technique, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology.
-Proficient in HOSPITAL'S CHARTING SYSTEM, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer).
The Awesome School Awesome, State
Pursuing Diploma for Registered Nurse Program
Anticipated graduation: July
2014, Currently a first year,
second semester student
Fall 2012 Dean's List with a 4.0 GPA at The Awesome School
CPR; BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification by the American Heart Association, Obtained 07/2012, Expires 07/2014
3 nursing instructors from my school
Hi there! The requirements for this job are the same as a PCA. I realized after I lost the editing capability that I used improperly used tech and assistant interchangeably. The actual position title is a Surgical Care Assistant (which is different from the tech, and assistant or first assist) and mainly helps with positioning the patient for surgery and getting the supplies needed for each case. I don't believe every hospital has this sort of position, so it may be unique to my hospital.
Last edit by amg418 on Feb 4, '13