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Paloma Ornelas

Los Angeles,CA

Summary

Organized, growth oriented and dependable leader successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Seeking a professional environment conducive to nurturing the growth and development of individuals pursuing a healthcare career.

Passionate about learning and committed to continuous personal development. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new ideas, projects and environments.

Skilled at working independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Overview

14
14
years of professional experience

Work History

HSPA Certified Sterile Processing Technician

Platinum Health Care
2016.05 - Current
  • Followed OSHA, FDA and ANSI/AAMI guidelines related to sterilization in compliance with administrative regulations.
  • Provided exceptional customer service when interacting with clinical staff members or addressing their concerns about instrumentation needs.
  • Expedited instrument turnaround times through effective utilization of decontamination equipment and processes.
  • Wrapped trays, instrument packs, and sets.
  • Streamlined case cart preparation process, resulting in improved organization and accessibility of necessary tools during surgery.
  • Ensured accurate record-keeping related to sterilization cycles, load contents, temperature charts, and other essential data points for auditing purposes.
  • Corrected instrument sets according to current standards and established count sheets and instrument tracking systems.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instruments, equipment and surfaces.
  • Promoted culture of continuous improvement within department through participation in process analysis initiatives.
  • Collaborated with operating room staff to ensure optimal communication regarding special instrument requests or concerns.
  • Learned and adapted quickly to new technology and software applications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth by seeking out opportunities for skill development or certifications within field.

Volunteer

Fearless LA
2023.05 - Current
  • Lead Mentor in youth program.
  • Mentored new community members and volunteers, fostering supportive and inclusive team environment.
  • Assisted with special events and programs.
  • Used strong interpersonal communication skills to convey information to others.
  • Supported engaging, fun, and smooth-running events by helping with organization and planning.

Surgical Technologist

South Bay Aesthetics
2018.09 - 2019.12
  • Prepared operating rooms with required instruments, ensuring efficient setup for various surgical cases.
  • Decontaminated, cleaned, assembled, packaged, sterilized, instruments and equipment for specific procedures.
  • Passed instruments and supplies to surgical team members to provide surgeons with necessary tools to complete procedures.
  • Contributed to team-based problem-solving to resolve issues that arose during surgery and improve patient outcomes.
  • Skilled at working independently and collaboratively in team environment.
  • Demonstrated exceptional adaptability when faced with unexpected challenges or changes during surgery, responding quickly without compromising patient safety or procedural success.

Student Teacher - Preschool

Los Angeles Harbor College
2012.02 - 2015.12
  • Developed strong rapport with students, creating atmosphere of trust that enabled them to seek help when needed.
  • Collaborated with lead teachers to develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum for preschoolers.
  • Continuously updated knowledge on early childhood education best practices through professional development workshops and courses.
  • Integrated multicultural perspectives into daily lessons highlighting diversity while fostering empathy and cultural awareness.

Certified Surgical Technician

Brooks Surgery Center
2010.06 - 2011.12

Education

Certified Health And Life Coach - Interpersonal Communication

The Health Coach Institute
Online
10.2023

Diploma/Certification -

Concorde Career College
Los Angeles, California
06.2010

Skills

  • Surgical Instrumentation, Decontamination, Assembly and Sterilization
  • Case Cart Building
  • Operating Room Sterile Techniques
  • Training
  • Customer Service
  • Team Oriented Leadership
  • Adaptable
  • Friendly
  • Eager To Learn
  • Active Listening
  • Clear Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence

Timeline

Volunteer

Fearless LA
2023.05 - Current

Surgical Technologist

South Bay Aesthetics
2018.09 - 2019.12

HSPA Certified Sterile Processing Technician

Platinum Health Care
2016.05 - Current

Student Teacher - Preschool

Los Angeles Harbor College
2012.02 - 2015.12

Certified Surgical Technician

Brooks Surgery Center
2010.06 - 2011.12

Certified Health And Life Coach - Interpersonal Communication

The Health Coach Institute

Diploma/Certification -

Concorde Career College
Paloma Ornelas