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Work experience

Sep 2008Present

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 2011Present

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 2008Nov 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 2004Sep 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 2001Dec 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 1997Sep 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 1998Sep 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 1995Jul 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

Jun 2011Present

Certificate

University of Florida
Jan 2010Dec 2011

Bachelor of Science

Columbia Southern University
Jan 1996May 1998

Greenville Technical College

South Carolina EMT-Basic,1996

South Carolina EMT-Intermediate, 1997

National Registry EMT-Paramedic 1998

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)

Articles & Projects

Portfolio

Portfolio

Presentations and Lectures

Part-time, Volunteer, and Contract Employment

International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics

Snellville, GA

Board of Directors, Member at Large

September 2011 - PresentGeorgia State RepresentativeNovember 2005 - Present

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

EMS Instructor

September 2010 - Present

Tactical Trauma Training

Virginia Beach, VA Lead InstructorJune 2007 - Present

Elsevier Publishing

Burlington, MAEditorial Board Member, Air Medical JournalMay 2002 - Present

Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification

Snellville, GAAdvisory Board MemberFebruary 2009 - January 2011

Medical College of Georgia

Department of Operational Medicine, Augusta, GA Medical Instructor January 2008 - December 2010

Eukon Schools International

Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas IslandsHealthcare Instructor, ContractAugust & September, 2001

Upstate EMS Council

Greenville, SCEMS InstructorAugust 1998 - July 2001

American Medical Response Anderson, SCParamedicMarch 1998 - March 1999

Williamston EMS 

Williamston, SC EMT-IntermediateJanuary 1997 - March 1998

Northern Anderson County EMS Powdersville, SCEMT-Basic & IntermediateJanuary 1996 - March 1997

Conclusion

We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle

Conference Presentations

Published Works

Trauma Scene Transfers

Emergency Medical Services Magazine, Volume 31, Number 10, October 2002

Hip Dislocations and Fractures Emergency Medical Services Magazine, Volume 32, Number 5, May 2003

Air to the Ground: Safety Standards Applied

Air Medical Journal, Volume 25, Number 4, July 2006

Medic Up! 

S.W.A.T Magazine, Volume 27, Number 9, September 2008

Essential Trauma Care for the Law Enforcement Officer

Textbook Author, Lulu Publishing,AISN: B002AD5P0K, February 2009

Critical Care Patient Transport, Principals and Practice

CD Audio Set, Featured Lecturer,ASIN: B001W0Z41C, March 2009

Critical Care Paramedic - Certified

Certification Exam Item Writer, Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification, April 2009

Critical Care Transport

Teaching Package Item Writer, AAOS / Jones & Bartlett Publishers, ISBN: 978-0763712235, September 2009 - January 2010.

Emergency Care in the Streets 7th Edition

Textbook Reviewer, AAOS / Jones & Bartlett Publishers,June, 2010

Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 2nd Edition

Chapter Reviewer, AAOS / Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ISBN: 978-1449600815

September, 2010

Emergency Care in the Streets 7th Edition

Chapter Revision:

Hematology, December, 2010

EMS Research, April 2011

Orthopedics, May, 2011

 AAOS / Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Aircraft Experience

Eurocopter:

AS-350 Astar

Bo-105 Bolkow

EC-130

EC-135

BK-117

Bell:

206 Longranger

222

430

Fixed Wing:

King Air 90 & 200

Lear Jet 35 & 36

Gulfstream III

Career Highlights

  • Seventeen + years of medical experience
  • Ten + years of air medical and critical care transport experience
  • Ten + years of leadership and management experience
  • Ten + years of prehospital education and outreach experience
  • Certified Medical Transport Executive
  • Proven successes in fiscal and operational assessment and realignment
  • Editorial Board Member, Air Medical Journal
  • Author and Editor, Jones and Bartlett / AAOS Publishing
  • Certified Flight Paramedic
  • Certified Critical Care EMT-Paramedic

International Travel

Argentina

Azores

Bermuda

Brazil

Canada

China

Cuba

Dominican Republic

England

Grand Cayman

Germany

Greece

Haiti

Honduras

Iceland

Japan

Mexico

Paraguay

Saipan

Spain

Tobago

Trinidad

Wales