Surgical Technologist

Michaela Timmins


 *1630 Bultman Rd, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 *(920)615-4916 *timminsmichaela@gmail.com


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY


I am a certified surgical technologist with 3.5 years of healthcare experience in a hospital and perioperative setting.  I strive to provide personalized, high quality care to surgical patients.  I have experience and knowledge understanding development factors specific to pediatric and adult care.  I continually strive to ensure a high standard of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs.


 


SKILLS



  • Trained in Mako robotic total hip replacements

  • Trained in pre-op and post-op surgical care

  • Set-up for surgical procedures in a timely manner

  • CPR certification

  • Professional bedside manner


 


WORK HISTORY


Certified Surgical Technologist


UW Health The American Center-4602 Eastpark Blvd, Madison, WI 53718  06/2016-Current



  • Trained in general, endocrine, urology, sports medicine, spine/neuro, total joint replacements, hip scopes and hand/foot surgery.

  • Specialty surgeries that I have been trained in include:  gastric bypass, laparoscopic fundoplication, ACL reconstruction, open thyroidectomy’s, endoscopic carpal tunnels, large fractures (including femur), minimally invasive/microscopic spine procedures, and total joint replacements with or without being robotic.

  • Under the supervision of a registered nurse I prepare and mix drugs on the sterile field to hand to the surgeon.

  • Code experience while patient was under anesthesia.

  • Pick specialty items before the surgery begins constantly referring to the surgeon’s preference card.

  • During surgery I pass instruments to the doctor while being their assistant.

  • With larger cases I retract the incision site so the surgeon will have good visualization.

  • Check pans before placing them on the sterile field to make sure the instruments have been sterilized properly (indicator has changed to the proper color).

  • Experience in converting a laparoscopic surgery to an open procedure in a short amount of time.


 


Certified Nurse’s Aide – Periop


Bellin Hospital 744 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54305             07/2014 – 05/2016



  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information as it relates to weight and height measurements, and vital signs.

  • Experience assisting patients with various medical conditions including Parkinson’s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Paget’s disease.

  • Performed glucose testing and assisted in administering injections and urinalysis

  • Under the supervision of a registered nurse I helped manage the care for post-operative patients through discharge, while ensuring the safety and well-being of patients.

  • Transported patients to and from different departments, after administration of anesthesia.


 


Medication Technician – Caregiver


Renaissance Assisted Living – 250 S 9th St, De Pere, WI, 54115        01/2014 - 06/2014



  • Passed medications, set up nebulizer treatments, monitored the resident’s use of insulin and inhalers.

  • Assisted residents with daily functions such as bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.

  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as those going through a time of grieving. 

  • Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics.


 


EDUCATION


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – 2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54307       



  • Certified Surgical Technologist – May 2016

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) - Summer 2013


 


VOLUNTEERING



  • Bay Area Humane Society


  


 

  • ID#: 141302
  • Location: Madison, WI , 53704

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