Surgical Assistant

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Dienne Forshay | (731) 472-5553 | Baton Rouge, LA


I am a certified surgical assistant with over 5 years of experience working in the operating room. I have assisted surgeons with a variety of procedures, including open heart surgery, orthopedic surgery, and general surgery. I am skilled in scrubbing, gowning, and gloving; as well as opening sterile supplies and instruments. I also have experience with patient transport to and from the OR suite. In addition to my clinical skills, I possess excellent bedside manner and work well under pressure.


Surgical Assistant at Company 1, IDMay 2022 - Present

  • Assisted in performing over 100 surgeries.
  • Monitored patients' vitals during surgery and ensured their safety.
  • Kept the operating room clean and organized.
  • Handed surgeons instruments during surgery.
  • Assisted in closing incisions after surgery.
  • Transported patients to recovery room.

Surgical Assistant II at Company 2, IDSep 2017 - Apr 2022

  • Assisted in over 100 surgeries including open heart, brain, and spine surgery.
  • Handled all instruments and supplies needed for each procedure.
  • Monitored patients' vital signs during surgery and notified surgeon of any changes.
  • Assisted in post-operative care such as wound dressing changes and administering medications.
  • Educated patients on pre/post operative instructions.


Associate's Degree in Surgical Assisting at Idaho State UniversitySep 2013 - May 2017

Some skills I've learned are patient care, surgical assisting, medical terminology, and anatomy.


  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Documentation
  • Sterile Processing
  • Surgical Instrumentation
  • Patient Education
  • Preoperative Nursing

Louvenia Cikanek | (887) 372-7283 | Olympia, WA


I am a certified surgical assistant with over 5 years of experience. I have assisted in various surgeries, including but not limited to: open heart surgery, trauma surgery, and general surgery. My duties as a surgical assistant include prepping the operating room for surgery, scrubbing in and out during procedures, passing instruments to surgeons during procedures, applying dressings post-operatively, and monitoring patients' vital signs before/during/after surgeries. In addition to my clinical skillset, I also possess excellent interpersonal communication skills which allow me to provide support and guidance to patients and their families both pre-and post-operatively.


Surgical Assistant at Washington Surgical Assistants, WAMay 2022 - Present

  • Assisted with over 100 surgeries.
  • Sterilized and prepared surgical equipment.
  • Prepared patients for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites.
  • Assisted surgeons during procedures by handing them instruments and supplies.
  • Monitored patients' vital signs during surgery.

Surgical Assistant II at , WAJul 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Assisted in over 500 surgeries including open heart, abdominal, and trauma surgery.
  • Acted as first assistant in 100+ cases.
  • Utilized robotics in 50+ procedures.
  • Trained 5 new surgical assistants.
  • Led team of 10 during emergency surgery.


Associate's Degree in Surgical Assisting at Bellevue College, WAAug 2013 - May 2017

I've learned how to scrub in, how to take surgical instruments out of sterile packaging, how to pass instruments to the surgeon, and how to maintain a sterile field.


  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Documentation
  • Patient Education
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Surgical Instrumentation
  • Surgery Scheduling