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Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Mobile Infirmary Medical Center

I work as a Level II therapist and relief team leader in our Respiratory Care department. As a respiratory therapist, I am responsible for providing patient care on the floor and intensive care units. I am accustomed to documentation through the Epic Lifecare, RUMBA Mainframe, and Abbott iStat Point of Care systems. In my educational training, I have experienced and feel comfortable immersed in large and small Level I and II hospitals, public clinics, home health care clinics, hospice care facilities, and nursing homes. 

20052008

Fitness instructor & relief director

Hearin-Chandler YMCA

    I served as a fitness instructor in the weight-room as well as Director on duty during the weekends on an as needed basis. As a fitness instructor, I helped those in the gym with questions concerning exercise movements, programs, and over-all fitness concerns about health and dieting. As Director on Duty, I served as head of all departments in the facility: swimming, aerobics, front-desk, daycare, and weight room. I enjoyed the interaction with the members and guests as well as the fun Christian environment the YMCA is renowned for.

Education

Aug 2011Jul 2013

Masters of Instructional Design & Development

University of South Alabama
Sep 2004May 2008

Bachelor of Science

University of South Alabama

Skills

Certified Asthma Educator
     In 2013 I had the opportunity to take and successfully pass the NAECB boards to become a Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C). Utilizing the knowledge and skills of an AE-C in the hospital performing patient and family education is very rewarding. This upcoming March 20th and 21st in Mobile, Alabama I will get the opportunity to be an instructor for the Asthma Educator Course presented by the American Lung Association. As time progresses I hope to interact with other professionals from state respiratory boards, AARC, American Lung Association, and Association of Asthma Educators who are all initiating new advancements for asthma education on a local, state, regional, and national level. 
Instructional Designe & Development
      On July 22, 2013 I graduated with my Masters of Instructional Design and Development program at the University of South Alabama. Implementing instructional models, learning strategies, needs assessments, and blended-learning solutions to optimize employee, customer, and shareholder awareness and satisfaction are a vital demand for every company. The IDD profession has evolved into also providing human improvement performance modalities coupled with technological implementations which provide a streamlined approach to reducing operational costs and bolstering support structures. I want to transition Instructional Design and Development principles and concepts such as needs analysis, adult learning theory, job aides, and constructivism into real-world advancements for workforce educational and training opportunities. I am familiar with hypermedia learning tool programs such as Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Photoshop, Snagit, Articulate, and Powerpoint. For my internship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of South Alabama I utilized the Sakai Learning Management System as a platform to analyze, design, deliver, implement, and evaluate the Cardiorespiratory Practicum course with a student body of 19 senior students. I consider myself a relative newcomer as a practitioner in the Instructional Design and Development field complemented by six years experience in the allied-health and Cardiorespiratory care setting.  

Interest

     I enjoy playing golf with my retired dad whenever I get the chance. I am a huge Pittsburgh Steelers football fan and love everything football related. I am slowly adjusting to become a University of South Alabama football fan, weaning away from my Auburn roots! I love playing with my dogs Lambert and Sadie Mae and working out and running in a futile attempt to stay physically fit. 

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Certifications

Oct 2013Oct 2020

Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C)

NAECB
Jun 2009Jun 2014

Registered Respiratory Therapist

NBRC
Feb 2012Jan 2014

ACLS Provider

Infirmary Health System
Oct 2011Oct 2013

CPR Healthcare Provider

Southeast
Oct 2011Oct 2013

Alabama Licensed Therapist

Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy