I work for an emergency department in Oregon as an ER Technician. I hope everyone is staying safe out there with the craziness of Covid-19. I am thankful for my training and medical assistant certification through the NCCT allowing me the opportunity to help others during this crisis our country and world is now experiencing. Stay healthy.
I work for one of the best hospitals in the world. Well, I like to think so. Working during this pandemic
not only made me realize how precious and unpredictable life is, but also made me proud of being a
medical assistant. Doctors depend on us all the time. I am so proud of me today!
Thank you to NCCT for preparing me for the future. Twelve years ago I made the right choice for me.
I want to say thank you to NCCT for helping me in becoming a National Certified Phlebotomy Technician. I was able to acquire a great position with a hospital in Nevada. After
Performing skills in Phlebotomy, upon completion of my internship, they have taken me in as one of their own!
My name is Urshala. I’ve been a Surgical Technologist for seven years and certied through NCCT for four years.
My life is truly changed for the better since I’ve started my career. Being able to help surgeons change lives
everyday is such a blessing. I recently started 1st Assist school and I can’t wait to move onto an even more
challenging and exciting new role. During these testing times that we are living in right now, I just love being
able to encourage my OR teams and fellow workers to stay positive - that we will over come. I love what I do
with a passion, that’s why I do my job with pride. So, I celebrate surgical tech week with all of you that choose
this eld with me - with social distancing, of course! Enjoy your week guys!
My name is Tracy and I have been a Surgical Technologist for 26 years, and certied through NCCT
for the past 4 years. I have had the pleasure of teaching and learning throughout my entire career
and when covid hit earlier this year it brought forth unexpected challenges in the operating room.
I took the opportunity to organize a surgical hand scrub booklet, complete with pictures, To help in
understanding the dierence in hand hygiene vs surgical hand scrub.
My wife and I are traveling NCCT surgical techs. Before the pandemic we were training new surgical
techs in a small rural Nebraska hospital. We were scheduled to travel to UW Madison Wisconsin
hospital, but due to covid all contracts were canceled. We returned to Nebraska to continue training
on our own since our traveling agency had no assignments available. We recently started a contract
at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California, in what would be considered a hot spot in
today’s description of covid times. We are monitored daily for any symptoms and work a busy
schedule due to the shut down for three months. It’s hard being 1,800 miles from home in an area
where covid is spiking, but we all know everyone needs to be given medical attention. We pray for
the day to come that this disease is a thing of the past, but for now, we will continue to do what we
were chosen to do.
My Fiance and I are travel techs from Philadelphia. We were on assignment in Round Rock, Texas, just
weeks away from nishing our contract and starting our next contract in San Diego, California when
covid-19 hit. My ance is expecting in October, so she hasn’t been working because of covid. We
are currently living in Gastonia, North Carolina and I could only get a job in Fisherville, Virginia, which
is 4 hours away. So I do 3 12-hour shifts and stay in Virginia for those 3 days. That means I’m away from
home while my ance is home with our son who is 5 and doing home school. It is really hard on both
of us but we are trying our best.