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Certified Surgical Technologist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Certified Surgical Technologist, Surgery, Asepsis, Surgical Assisting, Surgical Implants, Critical Thinking, Surgical Instrumentation, Surgical Supplies, Education, Team Building, Education, Leadership, Supervisor, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology, Vascular, Neurology, ENT, Thoracic, General Surgery, Surgical Counts, Clinical Development Specialist,

EXPERT 2055

Georgia

BSN-Student, CST, AAS

Professional Accomplishments

  • Student Nurse, Certified Surgical Technologist, Legal CST Consultant (Independent)
  • Participant in ANA Student Organization
  • National Student Leadership Associate Certificate
  • Clinical Supervisor for surgical technologist hospital education
  • Hosted Didactic training
  • National Speaker for Association of Surgical Technologist
  • Rotate between Orthopedics, General, GYN, ENT, GU as CST
  • Over 18 years in 100% scrub role specializing in Orthopedics and Spinal Surgery
  • Legal consultant for various expert witness testimony
  • BLS Healthcare Provider certified
  • Certified with NBSTSA, National Certification

Employment History

Northside Health Services, Cumming, GA
06/2014 – 07/2017

  • Clinical Development Specialist Educator for Surgical Technologists: departments include main OR, EVOR, and two outpatient surgery
  • Managed in-service education for over 150 employees
  • Tri-Campus Corporate presenter for surgical technology
  • Overseen Certification requirements for Surgical Technologist and Central Sterile to achieve National Certification
  • Certified Northside Healthcare Proctor
  • Hosted and trained nursing intern didactics in surgical technology role
  • Orientated new employees and students for JACO requirements, OSHA, hospital policy and procedures
  • Established workflow with materials management with the education department
  • Super User for Surgical Count Preventing Retained Items
  • Member of hospital Radiology Committee
  • Super User for Stryker Count Systems
  • Implement counting technique for the No Thing Left Behind Act

Emory-Adventist Hospital, Smyrna, GA
12/2013 – 05/2014

  • Consolidated instrument trays to improve workflow for the department
  • Improved preference cards for staff development
  • Created instrument caskets for new doctors
  • Worked with educator for educating within the operation room
  • Maintain accountability for sterility and counts during surgery
  • Practice patient confidentiality and advocacy

Southern Hills Medical Center-HCA, Nashville, TN
02/2004 – 10/2013

  • Oversee sterile field and maintained accountability for instruments and sponges
  • Practice patient confidentiality and advocacy
  • Train and developed new employees
  • Maintain position to specialize in Orthopedics and Spinal surgery
  • Keep current with new and upcoming surgical practices

Externship Experience: BSN-Student
01/2018- Present

  • Manor Care Health, Decatur, GA
  • Eastside Medical, Snellville, GA
  • Emory Midtown, Atlanta, GA
  • Cresset Pines, Stockbridge, GA
  • Northside Forsyth, Cumming, GA

Externship Experience: CST
06/2003 -11/2003
Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN
Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN

Education

  • Bachelor of Science- Nursing
    01/2016, anticipated graduation 11/2019
    Chamberlain University School of Nursing Atlanta, GA
  • Associates of Applied Science-General Technology
    12/2009
    Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
  • Surgical Technology for Certificate Program
    12/2003
    Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
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