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Surgical Assistant Office Nurse

Roanoke, TX
October 19, 2021

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PO Box ******, North Richland Hills, TX ***** ****

817-***-**** fax: (817) 888-***-****


Paul W. Smith, CST, LVN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

Surgical First Assistant

National Board Certified (CNOR)

As a veteran of the medical field, I possess a vast amount of surgical First Assistant skills in the surgical treatment of orthopedic, general surgery and vascular patients. I have served as the Robotic Coordinator for The Medical Center of Plano. I have owned and operated DFW Surgical Associates since 1981 and have an advanced, highly skilled background in both practical and administrative patient care. I am extremely knowledgeable in all phases of the treatment of the surgical patient including Trauma and Emergency Treatment and robotic procedures. I use a problematic approach management style.

Knowledge & Skills

• High degree of technical knowledge of all Orthopedic and General Surgery conditions and treatments.

• Arthroscopic procedures, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic procedures including robotic procedures

• Advance skill in assisting with difficult and highly technical Da Vinci Robotic procedures. I am Da Vinci Trained

• Advanced independent wound closures and can work without supervision in wound closing.

• Extremely knowledge in the field of durable medical equipment.

• Very technically orientated and able to communicate with high level medical personnel as well as surgical personal on all levels

• Able to set up and manage a Da Vinci Robotic Surgical Department

• Commercial Helicopter Pilot & Fixed Wing Pilot

• Commercial Driver Licenses Class “B” with all endorsements PO Box 822516, North Richland Hills, TX 76182 2516

817-***-**** fax: (817888-***-****

November 1981- Sept 1995 (Additional Employment)

Surgical First Assistant Contract / Office Nurse

Dr. Joe Berman MD

800 Orthopedic Way

Arlington TX. 76015

August 2008 – Feb 2013

Robotic program coordinator

Da Vinci Surgical System Trained

Surgical First Assistant

HCA Medical Center of Plano

3901 West 18



Plano, Texas 75075

November 1981 - Present

Owner and President of DFW Surgical Associates, A free-lance surgical assistant with a specialty in Orthopedics, Cardiac and Vascular, Patient Care Self-Employed Surgical Assistant Free Lance Surgical Assistant Professional Nurse Administrator EDUCATION

Trimble Tech High School Graduate 1968

St. Joseph Hospital OR Tech. Graduate 1969

St. Joseph Hospital School of Vocational Nursing TX 55835 Grad 1972 Tarrant County Junior College 1976 RN TX 241566

National Certification Operating Room Nurses (AORN) 1985 University of New Mexico, Taos New Mexico 1999

RNFA CNOR 1995 Association of Operating Room Nurses REFERENCES ON REQUEST


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