Health Services Technician with more than 6.5 years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard transitioned to full-time student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Successfully led training programs for thousands of military members in CPR, heat stress, and war wounds. Reliable, diligent and flexible professional with superb communication and leadership skills.
Awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal in 2013.
Awarded two Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals (2010, 2013).
Awarded two Meritorious Team Commendations (2011, 2012).
Awarded the National Defense Service Medal in 2007. Formally commended by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for excellence and exemplary performance and organization during a clinic accreditation inspection in 2012. Formally commended by the Commanding Officer of the Surface Forces Logistic Center for devotion to duty and quick action during a ship fire. Nominated as the United States Coast Guard Health Services Technician of the Year in 2012. Nominated as the United States Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year for the Baltimore area in 2012.
Formally commended by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for excellence and exemplary performance and organization during a clinic accreditation inspection in 2012.
Formally commended by the Commanding Officer of the Surface Forces Logistic Center for devotion to duty and quick action during a ship fire.
Nominated as the United States Coast Guard Health Services Technician of the Year in 2012.
Nominated as the United States Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year for the Baltimore area in 2012.
Currently serving as the only Reserve Health Services Technician in the Sector Lake Michigan area of responsibility. Qualified as a Type 4 Incident Commander for the area and designated as the Reserve Safety Officer for Sector Lake Michigan. Responsible for ensuring that Coast Guard Reserve members are up to date on their medical readiness including blood tests, immunizations, and periodic health assessments. Also responsible for providing quality assurance reviews of medical records.
Was responsible for managing the Baltimore Yard Clinic's outpatient department and had four other enlisted personnel working directly for me. Successfully saw over 1000 patients and accommodated walk-in patients to fit with the medical officer's schedules, completing the examination personally and debriefing the medical officers if they were too busy to see them as a patient. Became qualified as a laboratory technician and successfully drew over 6000 labs from officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel. Improved the area of responsibility for medical readiness in blood tests and immunizations from 92% to 100%. Became qualified as an x-ray technician and successfully shot x-rays on over 100 officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel. Became qualified as the Physical Exams Petty Officer and successfully completed periodic health assessments on over 1000 individuals in addition to completing and managing retirement, separation, and flight physicals during that time period. Increased area of responsibility readiness for periodic health assessments from 94% to 100%. Managed the schedule for both the overnight clinic duty and the ambulance duty during the day. Organized, managed, and submitted medical boards for military members with recognized disqualifying conditions. Managed the Quality Improvement Studies for the laboratory, physical exams department, front desk, outpatient, and radiology department during quarterly Quality Improvement Focus Group meetings. Responsible for providing food service sanitation inspections for the galley and club that was on the base and scoring them appropriately, as well as ensuring that any discrepancies were fixed. Inspected, inventoried, and updated medical supplies and gun bags on visiting cutters and cutters in dry dock to ensure that they were in compliance with the stated regulations.
Attended boot camp for the first two months of this period. Was assigned as a permanent party staff member at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma and was responsible for managing a constantly changing number of "early arrival students" and "dis-enrolled" students and assigning them chores and tasks to complete on a daily basis until their respective training school class convened. Managed the student rooms and assisted in checking in and checking out students as well as conducting weekly room inspections. Redesigned the room inspection form which is still being used today. Was also responsible for creating the student duty schedule for over 150 students and scheduling qualification boards for liberty van drivers. Served as a police dispatch watchstander for a collateral duty, and assisted the qualification board to review newly qualified dispatch watchstanders. Attended the Health Services Technician "A" School for training at the end of this period and graduated as one of the top students in my class.
Was assigned as a sale's associate in the men's department. Responsible for keeping the department organized, moving displays and updating them when appropriate, and serving as a cashier responsible for thousands of dollars in the registers during the holiday season.
Current GPA: 3.538
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