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I am searching for oppurtunities that will use my skills, talents and experience for maximum benefit. Preferably with a company that rewards high acheivement while providing the highest standard of patient care.

Possessing 25 plus years of clinical background in the Operating Room with specialty in both Cardiovascular and Orthopedics. I am confident that this background can be of use to many opportunities.

Work experience

Nov 2008Present

Surgical First Assistant

MidMichigan Medical Center

Temporary return to the Operating Room as a Surgical First Assistant after leaving previous employer.

- Over 25 years of clinical experience in the operating room.

- Specializing in Cardiovascular (Open Heart) and Orthopedics.

May 2005Nov 2008

Sales Consultant

Independent Sales Consultant serving the Tri-Cities Territory #446 in Michigan.

- Covering and attending all Orthopedic Trauma surgery cases presented in this wide geographic territory.

- Promotion of all Synthes trauma products to enhance patient care when surgery is required.

- Providing detailed in service training to staff and surgeons alike on trauma and trauma product.

- Experience in selling capital budget; reusable and disposable product.

- Documented and sustained growth of the territory; doubling product base within the first year of placement.

Nov 1989May 2005

Surgical Technologist/ First Assistant

Munson Medical Center

Surgical Technologist/First Assistant hired by the then Operating Room Manager to establish; set up and implement a NEW Open Heart Program at this hospital.

After program start up; maintained the position as Coordinator, Open Heart Team; duties to include but NOT limited to:

- Maintain program instrumentation and supplies; ordering of specialty items, as needed.

- Scrub and assist on all procedures rotating with other team staff.

- In service training of all team members; other OR personnel and members of other departments as required.

- Appointments with vendors to evaluate new products/technologies for the program.

- Liaison between program surgeons and OR management.


Nov 1983Nov 1989


Naval School of Health Sciences

From November, 1983 through June, 1984 I attended 3 different schools of training in the US-Navy; finishing with an Associates in Surgical Technology. A position I worked at until my Honorable Discharge in November of 1989.

Graduated as Valedictorian of my class; GPA    3.94.


Orthopedic Trauma
As a skilled Operating Room clinician, I had a vast number of years working in Orthopedics but my time with Synthes Trauma as a Sales Consultant only enhanced my skills and knowledge. This knowledge was greatly appreciated by my surgeons and enhanced a collaborative relationship between us. This was evident in the requests to review x-rays, choose the appropriate implants and formulate game plans for complicated procedures.
Contract skills
Through Synthes was trained on "Contract" writing, negotiating and implementation.
Versatile in both Apple and IBM programming; - Most recently in Microsoft Office, Outlook , Spreadsheet; Windows XP and Vista


Marsha Bauer

Ms. Bauer was the person who gave me the oppurtunity at Synthes and was my first Regional Manager. I owe her a ton for her confidence, mentoring and friendship.

Christopher Jenkins

Chris is a fellow consultant with Synthes with a first hand knowledge of my style and commitment to great quality patient care.

Velda Jennett

Ms. Jennett was instrumental in my dealings with the surgeons and the hospital to advance and improve the availability of the trauma product for their patient population.

We have also become good friends over the time we worked together.