Joyce Van Zee

Lab Specialist
Surgical Technology
Health Center 113

Call: 605-367-4827
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Joyce is a Certified Surgical Technologist who is currently the Lab Specialist in the Surgical Technology Program. She specializes with the “hands on” skills needed to work in the field of Surgical Technology. She has served Southeast Tech students for more than 20 years in adjunct and full-time positions as well as a preceptor for students in hospital industries.

Joyce currently works as a Surgical Technologist specializing in Cardiovascular Surgeries. “I love being part of a team that helps patients feel better. Even in the most stressful situations it is always a good feeling that we are part of a team to help make that possible,” says Joyce.

Joyce has been active with the South Dakota Association of Surgical Technologists (SDAST) serving a variety of Board of Director positions over the past 23 years both in the Regional and State levels. Joyce is currently the Vice President of the South Dakota State Assembly of AST. Joyce believes in the importance of being active in the organization in order to stay current with the changes going on in health care.

Joyce says, “The best part of working with students is seeing where the students start when learning how to “scrub” for the first time and seeing them graduate and working in the profession being proud of what they do.”

Education: AAS, Southeast Tech