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Michele Parker

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About Me

Caring, outgoing, levelheaded, trustworthy


Certified Surgical Technologist, General Surgery

St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics
Since November 2004
  • Clinical Ladder Participant, Level III
  • Prior Neurological and Pain Specialty Lead
  • First and Second Scrub: General, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Plastics, Craniomaxillofacial, Neurology, ENT, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Urology, Robotics, Bariatrics
  • Float to Barrow Brain and Spine operating rooms (formerly Barrow Neurological Institution)

Adjunct Faculty, Health Sciences

GateWay Community College
Since August 2008
  • Surgical Technology (SGT)
  • Hospital Central Service (HCS)

Certified Sterilizing, Processing and Distribution Technician

St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics
June 2003 to November 2004
  • Decontamination, Instrumentation, Case Cart/Operating Room Supply Preparation, Sterilization
  • Support General Surgery, Barrow Brain and Spine, Heart and Lung Operating Rooms
  • Handle and upkeep Steris Machinery: Steam, EtO, V-PRO (hydrogen peroxide)

Central Sterilizing Technician, Level I

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
August 2000 to April 2003
  • Decontamination, Instrumentation
  • Support Ambulatory and Main Surgery Suites, and Clinics
  • Handle and upkeep Avenatech Machinery: Washer/Sterilizer


Masters, Education

Northern Arizona University
May 2015 to December 2017

Educational Leadership: Community College/Higher Education

Certification of Completion

GateWay Community College
May 2003 to May 2004

Surgical Technology

Associates, Applied Science

GateWay Community College
May 2003 to May 2004

Surgical Technology

Bachelor of Arts

Truman State University
August 1996 to August 2000

Minor: Exercise Science


  • Microsoft: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • SPSS (statistical program)
  • SAP, SPM, Impress (hospital inventory and equipment tracking systems)
  • Cerner (hospital charting/preference card system)
  • Canvas (Learning Module System)
  • General
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastics
  • Craniomaxillofacial
  • Neurology
  • ENT
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Robotics
  • Bariatrics


  • From jazz to indie rock
  • The Beatles
  • From action/adventure to independent
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Biographies: Musician and actor
  • Theater
  • Museums
  • Painting/Photography Exhibits