Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
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Aiea native Natasha Roldan-Agbayani began her career at Hawaii Pacific Health in September 2016.
As a surgical technologist at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Natasha is responsible for prepping the operating room with the equipment, supplies and instrumentation needed for a surgical procedure, as well as for maintaining a sterile field throughout the procedure.
Her position also entails anticipating the surgeon’s needs during the surgical procedure, which requires Natasha to possess knowledge of equipment, supplies and instrumentation.
“My favorite thing about being a surgical technologist is that I learn something new every day, whether it be about the procedure, or if a surgeon prefers something over another,” says Natasha. “The work environment in the operating room can be stressful at times, but always rewarding.”
A graduate of Aiea High School, Natasha attended Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado, for her associate’s degree in applied science, surgical technology.
“I wanted to make the world a better place, so I decided to pursue a career in the medical field,” says Natasha, who adds that the supportive, inviting work environment at Hawai‘i Pacific Health has helped her better realize her goal.
“There are always people around you who love what they do and are willing to help. Having co-workers who enjoy their job makes coming to work a hundred times easier,” she says. “Working at Kapiolani Medical Center allows me to help make the community that I grew up in a better place.”