Surgical Technician/ Technologist Evals
Otolaryngology's Head Surgical Technologist and Micro Free Flap Captain, he supervised four Sailors, Soldiers and two civilians in their daily work activities. He completed over 700 ENT cases, including 12 micro free flaps with a 99 percent success rate, which led to his being Otolaryngology's most sought after technician. As sole Supply Coordinator, he controlled the Operating Room's ENT inventory with a $100,000 budget, saving over $7,000 over 12 months through effective ordering and biweekly inventory of sterile packages and mandatory instruments.
A Surgical technologist, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), she exhibited remarkable technical skill and scheduled and assisted in 1,456 surgical procedures maintaining Sailors' health and facilitating a 98 percent dental readiness rate.
Petty Officer Thompson's expertise in career enhancing programs led to the Command's first retention excellence award for FY14. As an Executive Steering Committee member, her insight and dedication to the Surgical Technician community resulted in the submission of action requests to BUMED for "C" school curriculum changes based on data collected within the fleet. As Command Training Petty Officer, she coordinated 57 training evolutions for 590 personnel which improved mission capability and raised operational readiness to 90%.
As a surgical technologist, performed 368 surgical cases, plus 177 dental procedures while temporarily assigned to Parris Island during critical manning government fouglough. As the lead technologist for General and Gyn surgery, she managed a budget of $500,000. As a skilled instructor, she taught 11 junior surgical technologists the principles and practices of surgery.
Served as a lead surgical tech in Naval Medical Center San Diego, surgical services orthopaedic and orthopaedic spine. A recognized high value asset and expert in all surgical techniques, he trained 250 students. Deployed and volunteered to represent the main operating room for FMF training.
SURGICAL TECH ONBOARD USS MESA VERDE. DEPLOYED OVER 18 MONTHS IN SUPPORT OF AMERICA'S NAVY, A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD. SUPPLY PETTY OFFICER WHO MANAGED OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF SUPPLIES. HE DEVOTED COUNTLESS HOURS ENSURING THE MEDICAL READINESS OF OVER 330 PERSONNEL ONBOARD.
Leading Petty Officer, Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms. Managed 12 surgical technicians during more than 1,569 surgical procedures and oversaw the sterilization of over 4,000 surgical instruments.
Surgical Technician, Medical Clinic Djibouti Africa, provided assistance in all the areas of operation, maintaining equipment, and keeping AHLTA running, while working. Also served as one of the Operating Room technicians.
Surgical technologist, main operating room, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. Onboard USNS MERCY, she maintained over $3 million in surgical equipment in direct support of Pacific Partnership 2012 in Cambodia. Taught five lessons to 200 host nation students on the treatment of bone fractures and fracture setting gear used in the field and operating room settings.
Leading Petty Officer Main Operating Room. Managed 12 Surgical Technicians in the performance of their duties, producing a highly productive and efficient work center. Implemented advancement study for his department, resulting in 20% higher testing scores and two promotions to Third Class Petty Officer. Assisted in 254 surgical procedures totaling 610 hours. As Supply Petty Officer for the MOR and CPD, closely managed a budget of 1.4 million dollars annually with zero discrepancies. Developed scheduling for cycle 1 FY14, cycle 2 FY14, and cycle 1 FY15 Navy weigh-ins and Navy PFA. As a BLS Instructor he provided six periods of instruction for 34 staff members and Marines.
His professional knowledge coupled with his exceptional leadership abilities were vital in managing 13 Surgical Technicians in over 1,122 procedures. He managed an OPTAR of 1.1 million dollars annually. He oversaw the research, procurement, and implementation of multiple upgrades to the Operating Room and the Sterile Processing Department, expanding surgical capabilities and capacity to clean surgical instruments and to track consumable supplies effectivly.
Leading Petty Officer Main Operating Room, he led 11 Surgical Technicians in the performance of their duties, successfully completing 3,563 surgeries with zero surgical sight infections and led the department in MEDIG and Joint Commission surveys. Assisted in 233 surgical procedures totaling 250 hours. He mentored his fellow technicians in surgical procedures and protocol, gaining recognition by the surgeons and his superiors. He assisted in 11 emergency cesarean sections, in which his involvement and proficiency greatly increased the patientís survivability and the overall success of each procedure.
A highly skilled Surgical Technician and a proven leader whose expertise contributed to the delivery of the highest quality care to patients and beneficiaries of this command. Served as the Command Liaison for Reach Out Morongo Basin and organized 30 volunteers and 240 volunteer hours in assisting senior or disabled citizens. Red Kettle Campaign Coordinator, he coordinated 23 volunteers and raised a total of $2,500.