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									                                                                                        123 Elm Street | Missoula, MT 59807
JESSE KENDALL                                                      H: 406.555.5555 | C: 406.444.4444 | jkendall@notmail.com


                                     STERILE PROCESSING MANAGER
Dynamic and multi-faceted healthcare professional with a quantifiable history of improving sterile environments for
hospital operating rooms. Demonstrate an ability to manage a team through leadership, employee development,
training, and mentoring. Proven expertise in identifying and implementing operating procedures that improve
accuracy, efficiency, and productivity, resulting in greater physician, nurse, and employee satisfaction. Aptitude for
identifying equipment malfunctions and improving quality of sterilization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sterile Processing Supervisor ■ ABC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Missoula, MT                                          20xx-20xx
 Managed staff of up to 11 employees; hired, trained, supervised, processed payroll, and scheduled team.
  Oversaw performance and resolved employee relations issues. Improved team performance by instituting standard
  operating practices and procedures.
 Prepared and adhered to operating budgets; oversaw inventory and worked with vendors and suppliers to obtain
  supplies at competitive prices with cost savings.
 Decontaminated, assembled, and sterilized instrument sets for OR, day surgery, labor and delivery, 12LP, heart
  center, and the Central Processing Department at multiple hospitals and medical centers.

Sterile Processing Manager ■ BCD HOSPITAL, Missoula, MT                                                        20xx-20xx
 Contributed to multiple infection control committees; instituted daily review of sterilization records and
  evaluated and enhanced the sterile processing infection control report to incorporate greater metrics and controls.
 Rounded with nurses and in the OR surgical rooms; fostered relationships and enhanced surgeon and nurse
  satisfaction by ensuring all sterile processing equipment worked properly. Addressed and resolved improperly
  running equipment. Monitored the cleaning of scopes in ENDO Department at St. David’s South Austin Hospital.

Sterile Processing Supervisor ■ CDE CLEARLAKE MEDICAL CENTER, Missoula, MT                               20xx-20xx
 Established and documented sterile policies and procedures. Maintained a sanitary and organized department in
   compliance with Joint Commission standards.
 Maintained, refurbished, and replaced equipment, including pre-vacuum steam sterilizer, Sterrad XL sterilizer,
  washer/disinfector, Geddis lumen cleaning machine, and sterilization containers. Properly operating tools improved
  accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.

Second Shift Sterile Processing Supervisor ■ EFG MEDICAL CENTER, Missoula, MT                                  20xx-20xx
 Reduced cross contamination by consolidating the amount of traffic through the decontamination room at St.
  David’s South Austin Hospital, altered airflow in the room to better regulate temperature, and procured equipment
  that improved the cleaning process, which reduced the amount of bio-burden on surgical instruments.
 Prepared case carts and sets for next day by equipping carts with necessary supplies and sterile instruments and
  directing a team of eight staff to deliver carts to the main OR. Assisted in packing, preparing, and decontamination.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
BA in Business Administration and Healthcare Management; cum laude, GPA: 3.75 XYZ UNIVERSITY                         20xx
CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Registered Central Service Technician ■ Certified Healthcare Leadership ■
Certified, Sterile Processing Training Instructor
AFFILIATION: International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management
COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Office Suite ■ Kronos
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an
advertised position creates a pile of 100+ resumes, it becomes the responsibility of the hiring personnel to shortlist the
applications. Resumes without cover letters are usually the first to go, followed by the ones with poorly written cover
letters. Avoid this fate by following these effective strategies:


Address your cover letter appropriately:
Be sure that you get the name of the hiring manager before sending your resume, and address the letter to that
individual. The proper greeting will be either “Dear Mr. (Smith),” or “Dear Ms. (Smith).” Avoid using Miss or Mrs., and
do not address your letter to “Dear Sirs,” as it is considered inappropriate. If you are unsure of your contact’s gender,
address them by their first and last name, as in “Dear Pat Smith,” to avoid an embarrassing mistake. If you don’t know
the name of the hiring manager, simply use the greeting “Dear Hiring Manager,”– it’s clear, to the point, and gender
neutral.


Get to the point in your opening paragraph:
One of the most common interviewing questions employers ask is “Why should I hire you among other candidates?”
Provide an answer to that question right off the bat in your opening paragraph. This is a very important section
because it is the first thing the employer will read. It must be powerful and make an immediate impact. Be sure sell
yourself and your unique abilities. Do not use a generic opening paragraph that can apply to any Tom, Dick or Harry.
Every line should sell you, so use aggressive language here and throughout the rest of your cover letter. For example,
instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your advertised Corporate
Finance Director position.” you can write “A background in finance management and a proven record of developing
effective strategies that drive revenue, growth and shareholder value make me a strong candidate for your advertised
Corporate Finance Director position.”


Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:
In this section, you need to show your interest in the job and the company. Research is a key ingredient to a
successful job search. The more you are able to demonstrate your interest and knowledge about a company, the
better your chances are to secure an interview. Get to know the company’s mission and new corporate initiatives, and
tell them how you can help them meet their objectives or resolve their problems. Praise the company for public
recognitions or recent accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active interest.
Use “I” and “my” sparingly. Try not to use these words more than six times in your cover letter. You need to focus on
what you will bring to the company and how you will help them improve their profitability. Too much use of the word “I”
will also make your letter look elementary and poorly written.
For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often the most
effective and efficient way to highlight accomplishments. If you fall into this category, be sure to keep the bullet point
statements unique and fresh. Do not copy and paste the exact same phrases from the resume as it will make you look
lazy. All sentences and achievements transferred from the resume should be rephrased.


Close your letter with a strong paragraph:
In the closing paragraph, you need to address several issues. At the very least, you need to ask for the interview and
provide contact information. This is also the ideal place to mention your salary requirements (if the employer insists on
it), or your desire to relocate.
To demonstrate your drive and interest, mention that you will call within a week to follow up. This is a great way to
ensure the resume was successfully received, and it creates an opportunity to establish a dialog. However, do not
mention this in your cover letter if you do not intend to follow up.

In summation, an aggressive and dynamic cover letter will help you stand out among the competition. Remember that
the goal is to market yourself – not to compose a dull biography.

								
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