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Medical Assistant

Sacramento, California, United States
May 21, 2019

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Edward Joey Sprawka III CST

CST Surgical Technologist

Sacramento, CA 95816


Dedicated professional who brings experience working in high stress and diverse environments. Enjoys

all aspects of healthcare and works well in a collaborative team.

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Tissue Recovery Technician/ Surgical Tech

Sierra Donor Services - Sacramento, CA

January 2019 to Present

• Set up and breakdown of sterile fields (patient draping, back table, etc)

• Picks case supplies for procedure to be performed

• Gowns and gloves using sterile technique

• Identifies and cultures procured tissues

• Utilizes sterile technique and universal precautions

• Practices appropriate surgical technique when procuring tissues

• Performs surgical prep of the patient

• Performs blood draw for serologies

Surgical Tech extern

Woodland Memorial Hospital - Woodland, CA

July 2018 to November 2018

• Setting up and maintaining sterile field

• Maintaining aseptic and sterile technique

• Passing instruments to the Surgeon and assistant

• Anticipating needs of the Surgeon and case

• Break down of room and set up for next case

Head of sample control

Excelchem laboratory - Rocklin, CA

November 2016 to February 2017

Drove samples two and from client locations. Entered critical and time sensitive information about the

samples into database. Assisted in hazardous material disposal. Maintained driver vehicles. Managed

other drivers.

Owner / Artist/ Head Body Piercer

Utopia Tattoo and Body Piercing - Auburn, CA

2009 to 2016

Business management tasks included but not limited too tattooing and design of tattoos as well as

mentoring my apprentice and teaching the required skills necessary to be successful and instill and

nurture the required level of high attention to detail and high level of focus required when working

in a successful business like Utopia. Management of and high volume sales pertaining to body

jewelry,tattoo and body piercing products, and retail items like shop clothing.


Auburn City Fire Department - Auburn, CA

2012 to 2014

Tasks included but not limited to fire suppression, vehicle extrications, confined space rescue, and

emergency medical services. The Job of a firefighter is an extremely multifaceted one and required

constant training and certifications as well as continued education in the medical as well as fire side of

the job.

Asst. Tech

S.A.M.G Emergency Veterinary Hospital - Sacramento, CA

2000 to 2002


Keeping exam rooms and operating rooms clean and disinfected and well stocked. Feeding and

exercising animals as well as assisting rehabbing animals post Op. I was responsible for administering

medications pre and post op. as well as prepping animals for surgery and x-ray. Sterilization and

cleaning of surgical toos and preparing surgical packs were also part of my daily responsibilities. I

was eventually able to assist in surgeries and necropsies, intubate animals and do minor suturing and

wound care.


Certificate in Surgical technology

Carrington College California-Sacramento - Sacramento, CA

July 2017 to 2018

Fire Academy in Emergency medical response, Fire suppression, Extrication

JPA Fire Academy Placer County - Placer County, CA

January 2012 to April 2012



Driver's License




November 2018 to November 2020

Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting


Medical Terminology — Proficient

April 2019

Measures a candidate's ability to understand and appropriately use medical terminology.

Full results:

Nursing Skills: Patient Focus & Orientation — Proficient

April 2019

Measures a candidate's ability to address concerns and use sensitivity when responding to needs and

feelings of patients.

Full results:

Electronic Medical Records Knowledge — Highly Proficient

April 2019

Measures a candidate’s knowledge of EMR data and associated privacy regulations, as well as best

practices for EMR use.

Full results:

First Aid — Expert

Volunteer Work:

2012 to 2015 Shriners Childrens Hospital, Sacramento,CA

Starting in 2012 I created the "Utopia Tattoo Power Of Art" art supply drive, naming Shriners Childrens

Hospital as the beneficiary of the drive. Planning,organizing, and public outreach are a few of my

tasks surrounding the event. Myself and my employees personally would deliver the art supplies as

well as spend the day teaching an art class to all of the patients. I have since made visits randomly to

maintain my relationship with patients and staff. In 2014 We raised over 500 donations making it the

largest art supply donation Shriners Childrens hospital had ever received. I am very proud of the art

drive and consider it one of my greatest accomplishments in my work history.


Jim Mayberry Carrington College

Surgical Technology Program Director

Dr. Natasha Bir, MD Woodland Memorial Hospital

General Surgeon


Steph Villegas RN Woodland Memorial Hospital

OR Nurse


Melanie Bull Woodland Memorial Hospital

Surgical Tech


Mike Fregoso Woodland Memorial Hospital

Surgical Tech


Christopher Walker RN Woodland Memorial Hospital

Charge Nurse


Chief Cory Zander Cal OES Fire and Rescue Region IV

Assistant Fire Chief


Julie Lehner Woodland Memorial Hospital

Surgical Tech


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