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Minor Surgery
Not an official requirement, however, this skill was acquired from the US Navy as part of my duties in assistance of the medical officer (lead physician). These skills include: Topical anesthesia Positioning Incision Suturing (internal and external) Dressing Wound management and follow-up.
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Office Suite includes: Access Powerpoint Outlook Word Excel This requirement was initially required by the US Navy for performance of duties, but was later refined at Southern Illinois University as a core requirement for my major. 
Basic Life Support
Basic Life Support skills includes CPR certification by the American Heart Association, as well as rescue breathing and Automatic Electronic Defibrillator training.

Work experience

Aug 2013Dec 2013

MyHealtheVet Intern

Veterans Health Administration

The most routine tasks included, but not limited to, data entry, report generation, report interpretation, percentage reporting to senior management, task delegation, patient encounters, troubleshooting, information technology coordination, and patient follow-up. In addition to my daily tasks, I was charged with performing under the duties required by my credentials which included organizational leadership, statistical analysis, making large decisions under pressure related to time and urgency, delegation of tasks to key personnel, and logistics coordination. 


  • Increased readiness numbers from 16% overall ready to 38% in under 4 months
  • Improved patient to provider communication and relationships
  • Improved quality of care
  • Improved patient experience
Aug 2010Jul 2011

Health Technician

Veterans Health Administration

My daily tasks consisted of scheduling patients, checking in patients, vital signs, calling patients for appointment follow ups and upcoming appointment reminders, assisting providers with routine tasks as needed during patient encounters, stocking treatment rooms, ordering supplies as needed, patient education, echocardiogram, post-void residual (bladder scan), use of electronic lifts, patient escort and transportation, basic laboratory tasks, and other various administrative tasks in accordance with the established patient-centered model. Tasks were closely aligned with duties of licensed practical nurse.

Jul 2003Feb 2010

Hospital Corpsman

US Navy

The duties of this position closely mirror that of a registered nurse.

I worked independently and also as part of a team of sailors and marines in support of the lead physician. I ensured that medical ethics were properly followed in direct care of patients. I was required to be knowledgeable in various areas of healthcare that included, but were not limited to, health records, advanced tactical life support, advanced clinical life support, basic life support, patient flow, immunizations, preventative medicine, audiology, visual acuity, vital signs, patient check in, hand written patient encounter notes, electronic patient encounter notes, patient scheduling, pharmacology, laboratory, clinical operations and management, marine field tactics, combat triage, emergency clinical triage, wound management, supply management, minor surgery, and standard operating procedure reporting.


  • During this time I successfully planned, established, and managed a tactical triage clinic, for Iraqi personnel in Iraq on the border of Iraq/Iran, crossing a language barrier. I was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and recommended for/received promotion as a result of this achievement.
  • During this time, I was also charged with running the medical department for the Marine Corps (Joint Forces) Brig in Okinawa, Japan.
  • Administered Approximately 
    • 20,000 influenza vaccinations
    • 5,000 smallpox vaccinations
    • 700 anthrax vaccinations
    • ...As well as multiple other types of routine vaccinations.


Aug 2011Dec 2013

Bachelor of Science

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Aug 2003Jan 2004


Naval Hospital Corps School


May 2004Present

OC Pepper Spray

US Marine Corps
Jan 2004Dec 2012


American Heart Association
Jul 2008Jul 2010

BLS Instructor

United States Navy

Skills List

  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical 
  • Strong Communicator
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem-Solver
  • Strong Technical Skills


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Jose Zambrano

Lyra Agustin

Craig Johnston


US Navy/Marine Corps