Surgical Technologist: Inside the Operating Room - View the video

Maureen Vick

Presenter
Maureen Vick
Surgical Technologist
Stoughton Hospital

Location:
900 Ridge Street
Stoughton, WI 53589

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Health Science

Biography:
Maureen Vick always had an interest in the medical field and as a young adult thought she might want to become a nurse. Instead, life led her into the world of aviation, where she worked as a flight attendant for five years. After several years raising a family, Maureen dove back into her career in 2006, and finally landed in her desired area of interest, medicine. She began working at Stoughton Hospital as a Health Unit Coordinator, where she helped track the care of patients on the surgical floor. From there, she received additional training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, in order to help with more hands-on care of patients. Those experiences sparked an interest in learning what she could do to help correct patients’ problems, short of becoming a doctor or nurse. Maureen went back to school, attended Madison College, and earned her certification in Surgical Technology.

Description:
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in an operating room? It’s not just surgeons and nurses who are involved. This session explores the role of a Surgical Technologist, an important member of the operating team. Learn what kind of education and training are involved from Maureen Vick, a Surgical Tech who’s marking one year on the job at Stoughton Hospital. Maureen shares what a typical day is like in the OR and why she thinks it’s truly a privilege to see inside the human body. (Running Time 23:16)