Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Flight Paramedic

Aeromed Management Group LLC

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Transport adult and pediatric critical care patients over long distances both domestically and world-wide utilizing Lear 36 and Gulfstream III fixed wing assets.
  • Treat and transport patients under guidelines established through DOD, CDC, and commercial contracts.
  • Operate in extended critical care situations to and from foreign nations with little or no medical control contact available.
Oct 2011 - Present

Program Manager

EagleMed LLC

Initiate and manage a 24/7, community based, on-demand fixed wing air ambulance asset for the southeastern US market.

Nov 2008 - Nov 2011

Operations Coordinator

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Children's Transport

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Oversee, train, lead, & manage full and part time Shift Supervisors, Ground Transport personnel, and Communications Center staffing for hospital owned ground and air specialty care units.
  • Oversee and manage centralized Communications Center handling air and ground unit dispatch, call intake, patient transfers, and all incoming EMS reports.
  • Coordinate and supervise operations for ground CCT units as well as dedicated rotor wing and contract fixed wing assets.
  • Manage aspects of scheduling, budget control, operations analysis, safety, contract oversight, policy and procedure administration, evaluation, hiring, remediation, and disciplinary processes.
  • Aided in team planning and instrumental in implementation of comprehensive departmental realignment to meet volume and fiscal needs, resulting in a 3.3 million dollar positive budget correction.
  • Practice as an Advanced Paramedic for treatment and transport of pediatric patients with one of the nation's busiest specialty care transport services serving a 500 bed pediatric and neonatal system.
Dec 2004 - Sep 2008

Base Manager

Emory Flight
Responsibilities & Achievements:
  • Lead fourteen - eighteen advanced medical and aviation personnel.
  • Managed a $3.9 million dollar annual budget.
  • Increased outreach by 110% and flight volume by 13% in first year of management.
  • Responded to Hurricane Katrina and supported an 18 month air medical contract in New Orleans and Gulfport in support of FEMA.
  • Managed CAMTS, DEA, & OSHA compliance, Employee Health, Continuing Education & Training, Outreach Education, Marketing, Human Resource issues, etc.
  • Developed and implemented an aggressive outreach education and marketing program.
  • Intra-corporate consulting for new flight bases, outside flight programs being absorbed into the Air Methods system, and for new aircraft training and set up.
Sep 2001 - Dec 2004

Clinical Coordinator

Air Evac LifeTeam

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Selected RN and EMT-P applicants for employment interviews.
  • QA / QI, and resulting employee remediation and reeducation.
  • Responsible for soft supply and capital equipment purchases for 6 - 12 flight bases(depending on specific time frame being considered).
  • Developed and delivered medical New Employee Orientation.
  • Instructed a 52+ hour Air Medical Academy each month.
  • Developed the medical employee Monthly Education Program.
  • Instructed in up to 96+ hours of lecture per month for outreach and employee education.
Mar 1997 - Sep 2001

Assistant Director

Belton EMS

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Managed day-to-day operations, scheduling, education, etc.
  • Revamped medical supply ordering and narcotics tracking for greater efficiency and accountability.
  • Initiated door-to-drug Cardiac treatment program to decrease treatment times.
  • Operated as Rescue Technician for auto extrication, farm rescue, etc.
  • Coordinated QA / CQI.
May 1998 - Sep 2001

Field Paramedic

Greenville County EMS

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Aggressive 911 system utilizing RSI and pre-hospital thrombolytics.
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Patient Care Award.
  • Paramedic preceptor for the local paramedic program.
  • Provided patient care while responding as a single care provider in a QRV into remote areas.
  • Assisted ambulance crews with critically ill/injured patients.
Aug 1995 - Jul 1998

EMT, ER Tech, & Paramedic

Greenville Hospital System

Responsibilities & Achievements:

  • Treated & transported patients for interhospital ALS and CCT system.
  • Member of Marketing Committee.
  • Aided in new employee orientation.
  • Worked as a part of a 3 to 7 person medical team in a 12 bed satellite Emergency Dept.

Education

Education
Jun 2011 - Present

Certificate

University of Florida
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

Bachelor of Science

Columbia Southern University
Jan 1996 - May 1998

Greenville Technical College

South Carolina EMT-Basic,1996

South Carolina EMT-Intermediate, 1997

National Registry EMT-Paramedic 1998

Skills

Skills

Pediatric Certifications

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Neonatal Resuscitation Program Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care EMT-Paramedic #0012 Advanced Critical Care Transport for Kids Pediatric Trauma Specialist Pediatric Trauma Life Support Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support

Tactical Certifications

CTS Flash Bang Grenade Certified Certified EMT-Tactical CTS Less Lethal Shotgun (Beanbag) Certified Georgia Firearms License AR-15 Qualification with score of 100 (50 of 50)

FEMA Certifications

IS-100: Intro to Incident Command IS-120a: Introduction to Exercises IS-195: Basic Incident Command System IS-200: Basic Incident Command for Disaster Workers IS-200 HCa: Applying Incident Command Systems to Healthcare Organizations IS-200 HCb: Introduction to Incident Command for Healthcare Systems IS-301: Radiological Emergency Response IS-700: National Incident Management System

Operational Certifications

U.S. Passport Critical Incident Stress Management-Basic Critical Incident Stress Management-Advanced Certified Medical Transport Executive U.S. Coast Guard Mentoring Guide DDI Targeted Selection DDI Crucial Conversations Healthcare Emergency Management Course

Instructor Certifications

Basic Life Support - Instructor / Training Center Faculty Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Instructor / Training Center Faculty Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Instructor / Training Center Faculty Advanced Medical Life Support - Instructor NAEMSE EMS-Instructor Course Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support - Associate Instructor

Medical Certifications

Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support National Registry Paramedic #P0894534 South Carolina State Paramedic #3277 Georgia State Paramedic #7596 Transport Nurse Advanced Trauma Course Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Advanced Burn Life Support Critical Care EMT-Paramedic #7408 Certified Flight Paramedic #00032 Advanced HazMat Life Support (ToxMedic)