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Medical Air Force

Location:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Salary:
50000
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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GISELA ASCANIO

**** ******** **** • San Antonio, TX 78254

325-***-**** • ac5h4z@r.postjobfree.com

Patient-focused healthcare professional with extensive experience in [medical operations, care delivery, and program management]. Dedicated to leveraging a holistic perspective to solve operational shortfalls, empower caregivers, and drive modernization, with the ultimate goal of [reducing costs while improving outcomes.]

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Direct Patient Care

Practice Management

Process Optimization

Operations Analysis

Program Management

Regulatory Compliance

Training / Development

Budget Management

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

+ Rehabilitated Self Aid and Buddy Care (SABC) program at Goodfellow AFB and established a training tracking process to increase individual medical readiness from 78% to 92%.

+ Planned and managed annual vaccine campaigns, including conducting mass immunization shot lines to rapidly inoculate teams and ensure 100% of all personnel where protected against the influenza virus.

+ Drove compliance with infection control standards and maintained zero incidents across numerous exam rooms at Goodfellow AFB. Further increased compliance and cut waste by improving tracking of expired items.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

US Air Force

2003 – Present

Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) – San Antonio, TX (2014 – Present)

Provided routine and emergency medical care to ~40K basic military trainees and 500 instructors annually.

Treat minor medical and surgical conditions and administer medications and immunizations. Provide medical coverage for high risk training and conditioning activities. Maintain quarterly medical, dental, administrative, laboratory, pharmacy, and bio-environmental sustainment training.

Provided, supervised and managed patient care of active duty personnel to include flying and special operational duty personnel

Front-line preventionist who identified potential health risks and provided preventative counseling

Performed paraprofessional portions of preventative health assessments and physical examinations

Monitored and recorded physiological measurements such as blood pressure, respirations, temperature and oxygen saturation

Observed, reported and recorded observations in patient progress

Assembled, initiated, and maintained intravenous therapy

Performed basic life support and triage in emergency situations

Prepared and submitted administrative reports for Self-Aid & Buddy Care Program

Managed supplies and equipment, as well as submitted and executed budgets

Performed assessment and analysis of patient health status, identified health goals, recognized subtle changes in conditions, interpreted these changes, and immediately determined appropriate course of action

Provided training to medical and non-medical personnel such as Basic Life Support, Heart Saver, Emergency Medical Technician and Self-Aid & Buddy Care

Rendered medical, dental and emergency treatment

Recommended and coordinated evacuations for definitive medical treatment

Performed water testing and shop inspections quarterly

Collected laboratory specimens such via needle stick, throat swabs and urine. Conducted pregnancy test, urinalysis, rapid strep tests and read results to report in CHCS

Performed Public Health duties to include: Medical Intelligence, Communicable Disease Control, Facility Health Inspections, Occupational Health Activities, Deployment Surveillance, Entomology and Food Safety & Security

Immunizations Back-up Technician didactics (Principles of Active and Passive Immunities, Active Duty Immunizations, Pediatric Immunizations and Management of Adverse Reactions following Immunizations) and hands-on quarterly training IAW AFJI 48-110 Appendix B. Managed computer-based patient information. Performed tuberculosis testing and administered vaccines IAW current guidelines to active duty, reserve/guard personnel their dependents to include pediatrics. Provided patient educations regarding expected reactions and proper post-vaccination care. Documented vaccines given or transcribed in ASIMS, as well as pulling monthly reports for members who were behind on their Medical Readiness.

Performed medical administration duties to include: administration of Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), AF Form 1480/DD Form 2766, Health Benefits Program, Line of Duty, Outpatient Records Maintenance, Medical Affirmative Claims/Third Party Liabilities, HIPPA

Knowledge of Medical Logistics procedures and Maintenance Medical Supply Account

Planned and managed a major 2016 Influenza initiative. Directed 3 vaccine lines to administer 250+ shots and cover 100% of all personnel.

Standardized processes for auditing medication and supply inventories, which reduced risk associated with expired or unavailable medications and freed up 20 in administrative work.

Achieved 100% compliance for record keeping by scrutinizing records, eliminating unnecessary documents, correcting discrepancies, and ensuring completion of quarterly training updates.

Trained in how to address shoulder dislocations in the field, which averted 14 EMS calls in 6 months and reduced associated costs.

Utilization of AHLTA to document patient encounters, order referrals, medications as well as document any restrictions that may interfere with their training progression.

Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) – Great Falls, MT (2011 – 2014)

Provided – as 1 of just 2 IDMTs – medical treatment and administrative assistance for 400+ personnel. Managed a $150K equipment package and medical emergency response vehicle. Served as Self Aide and Buddy Care (SABC) Program Manager, as well as Unity Health Monitor, with responsibility for tracking compliance. Delivered improvements and oversight to optimize patient experiences, reduce risk, and increase regulatory compliance.

Provided, supervised and managed patient care of active duty personnel to include flying and special operational duty personnel

Provided field medical care in contingency operations and disasters

Served as member of primary emergency medical response to in-flight emergencies and potential mass casualty scenarios for on and off-base incidents

Provides deployment support in developing, planning, and conducting training and evaluations needed to assess squadron readiness, mobility, and deployment requirements

Participated in contingency or disaster field training, exercises and deployments

Augmented search and rescue flying squadrons

Screened medical records for deployability and other medical administrative requirements

Disposed of medical waste

Supervised personnel, conducted training and created duty schedules

Scheduled and/or conducted periodic disaster training, fire drills and evacuation procedures

Front-line preventionist who identified potential health risks and provided preventative counseling

Performed paraprofessional portions of preventative health assessments and physical examinations

Monitored and recorded physiological measurements such as blood pressure, respirations, temperature and oxygen saturation

Observed, reported and recorded observations in patient progress

Assembled, initiated, and maintained intravenous therapy

Performed basic life support and triage in emergency situations

Prepared and submitted administrative reports for Self-Aid & Buddy Care Program

Managed supplies and equipment, as well as submitted, prioritized and allocated resources

Performed assessment and analysis of patient health status, identified health goals, recognized subtle changes in conditions, interpreted these changes, and immediately determined appropriate course of action

Provided training to medical and non-medical personnel such as Basic Life Support, Heart Saver, Emergency Medical Technician and Self-Aid & Buddy Care

Performed duties as an Independent Duty Medical Technician at home station and deployed locations, remote sites and alternate care locations

Established preceptorship and provided forward area health care IAW applicable guidelines in an austere or bare-base environment

Rendered medical, dental and emergency treatment

Recommended and coordinated evacuations for definitive medical treatment

Performed water testing and shop inspections quarterly

Collected laboratory specimens such via needle stick, throat swabs and urine. Conducted pregnancy test, urinalysis, rapid strep tests and read results to report in CHCS

Performed Public Health duties to include: Medical Intelligence, Communicable Disease Control, Facility Health Inspections, Occupational Health Activities, Deployment Surveillance, Entomology and Food Safety & Security

Immunizations Back-up Technician didactics (Principles of Active and Passive Immunities, Active Duty Immunizations, Pediatric Immunizations and Management of Adverse Reactions following Immunizations) and hands-on quarterly training IAW AFJI 48-110 Appendix B. Managed computer-based patient information. Performed tuberculosis testing and administered vaccines IAW current guidelines to active duty, reserve/guard personnel their dependents to include pediatrics. Provided patient educations regarding expected reactions and proper post-vaccination care. Documented vaccines given or transcribed in ASIMS

Utilization of ASIMS: pulling monthly reports for members who were behind on their Medical Readiness, puling monthly reports with members on ALC Duty Mobility Restrictions, Pregnancy Profiles as well as members undergoing an MEB process.

Worked along with the Medical Group liaison to process waivers to allow members to be utilized for deployments despite their Mobility Restrictions after conducting comprehensive analysis of medical documentation

Operated emergency medical and other vehicles

Performed medical administration duties to include: administration of Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), AF Form 1480/DD Form 2766, Health Benefits Program, Line of Duty, Outpatient Records Maintenance, Medical Affirmative Claims/Third Party Liabilities, HIPPA

Knowledge of Medical Logistics procedures and Maintenance Medical Supply Account

Reduced Primary Care Manager workload 15% by executing squadron duty / assignment limitation codes profile program to validate 255 medical conditions.

Earned an Air Force Commendation Medal for increasing unity readiness by scheduling an instructing lifesaving courses in SABC and CPR using AED. Earned a 99% positive response rate in post-training student evaluations.

Tracked ~400 preventive health assessments, which elevated squadron compliance 10%.

Served as the single provider of medical care for 135 personnel during a mission to Israel, ensuring the health and wellness of the team despite the challenging physical environment.

Medical Technician / EMT – San Angelo, TX (2006 – 2011)

Assisted medical and nursing teams in planning and delivering medical care for 2.5K patients across 5 units: Pediatrics, Student Clinic, Women’s Health, Immunizations, and Family Health. Managed $118K Clinical Medicine budget. Performed medical treatments and diagnostics. Assisted with specialized exams and minor procedures.

Provided training to medical and non-medical personnel such as Basic Life Support, Heart Saver, Emergency Medical Technician and Self-Aid & Buddy Care

Knowledge of Medical Logistics procedures and Maintenance Medical Supply Account

Managed supplies and equipment, submitted and executed budget

Coordinated medical service activities with execution and clinical management team

Recommended and coordinated evacuations for definitive medical treatment

Analyzed problems and assisted in developing written and/or oral recommendations which considered factors and requirements associated with the eligibility/assessment of medical standards.

Monitored and recorded physiological measurements such as blood pressure, respirations, temperature and oxygen saturation

Observed, reported and recorded observations in patient progress in AHLTA

Assembled, initiated, and maintained intravenous therapy

Performed basic life support and triage in emergency situations

Prepared and submitted administrative reports for Self-Aid & Buddy Care Program

Immunizations Back-up Technician didactics (Principles of Active and Passive Immunities, Active Duty Immunizations, Pediatric Immunizations and Management of Adverse Reactions following Immunizations) and hands-on quarterly training IAW AFJI 48-110 Appendix B. Managed computer-based patient information. Performed tuberculosis testing and administered vaccines IAW current guidelines to active duty, reserve/guard personnel their dependents to include pediatrics. Provided patient educations regarding expected reactions and proper post-vaccination care

Screened medical records for deployability and other medical administrative requirements utilizing ASIMS

Oversaw the Overseas Clearance program for active duty members with orders to relocate to overseas assignment

Worked alongside PCM for preparation of submission of MEB packages for members with chronic medical conditions that may restrict their duty/mobility ability IAW AFI 44-123

Disposed of medical waste

Supervised personnel, conducted training and created duty schedules

Scheduled and/or conducted in-service training on procedures, techniques and equipment

Scheduled and/or conducted periodic disaster training, fire drills and evacuation procedures

Operated emergency medical and other vehicles

Loaded and unloaded litter patients

Contributed to providing 4.2K influenza vaccines as part of a major initiative that vaccinated 96% of the Wing.

Saved the group $3.8K in outsourcing costs by completing a 15-hour colposcopy training, just 1 of 20 techs to complete the training. Subsequently developed the group’s first colposcopy procedure tracking system.

Introduced several initiatives to strengthen team morale, readiness, and ability to serve patients, including a one-to-one mentorship program that resulted in the promotions of 2 personnel.

Earned numerous awards, including multiple Airman of the Quarter awards, NCO of the Quarter award, and Airman of the Year in 2007.

Medical Technician / EMT – Anchorage, AK (2003 – 2006)

Provided medical and administrative support within both a 1,500+ patient Pediatrics Clinic and a Labor and Delivery Unit, an integrated 5-bed labor and delivery suite, intermediate care nursery, and 13-bed surgery unit, and an antepartum clinic. Maintained clinical records and managed medical supply operations.

Admitted, discharged, and transferred patients as directed

Oriented patients to hospital environment

Disposed of medical waste

Coordinated medical service activities with execution and clinical management team

Utilized the nursing process for promoting and maintaining patient health

Provided disease and disability education, care, and evaluation of nursing care

Participated in the

Maintains inpatient and outpatient records

Observed, reported and recorded observations in patient progress notes and team conference

Performed portions of medical treatment, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the supervision of provider

Cared for, observed, and reported on pre-post-operative, seriously or critically ill, and injured patients

Recorded treatments and procedures rendered and observed effects

Monitored and recorded physiological measurements such as blood pressure, respirations, temperature and oxygen saturation

Observed, reported and recorded observations in patient progress

Assembled, initiated, and maintained intravenous therapy

Performed basic life support and triage in emergency situations

Performed postmortem care

Identified patient problems and assisted in developing and evaluating patient care plan(s)

Screened medical records for deployability and other medical administrative requirements

Operated emergency and other vehicles

Loaded and unloaded litter patients

Participated in contingency or disaster field training, exercises and deployments

Disposed of medical waste

Served as a SME and peer trainer for challenging IVs and lumbar punctures. Trained 14 new personnel to ensure compliance, adherence to standardized procedures, and patient safety.

Honored with an Achievement Medal for meritorious service for developing a process to perform 400+ pediatric physicals within just 6 days during back to school.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Office Manager – Dr. Goldstein, DMD – Windermere, FL

1999 – 2003

Provided a broad range of operational oversight for the pediatric dental practice, including insurance billing, insurance verification, Interviewing and hiring new staff, supervision of front office staff, maintaining dental records, scheduling, and inventory management. Assisted in dental procedures such as fillings, extractions, sealants, pulp therapy as well as dental cleanings and x-rays. Evaluated the practice to uncover and address opportunities to drive operational excellence, strengthen employee morale, and increase profits. Earned several rapid promotions.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

BA, Health Care Administration – Ashford University

2016

National Registered Emergency Medical Technician – National Registry of EMTs

Active

Basic Life Support – American Red Cross

Active

Advanced Cardio Life Support – American Red Cross

Active

SELECT TRAINING

Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Distance Learning Program

Non-Commissioned Officer Enhancement Course

Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS)

Principles of Instruction- Mobile Training Team

Health Care Optimization Operational Medicine Course

Airman Leadership School

2017

2014

2012

2011

2010

2009

LANGUAGE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

Languages: Spanish (Fluent)

Technologies: AHLTA; ASIMS; CHCS; DHMRSi,Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Coding and Compliance: HIPPA; ICD-9 and ICD-10 Codes

AWARDS AND MEDALS

Air Force Commendation Medal 2014

Air Force Commendation Medal 2011

17th Medical Group “NCO of the Quarter 2010

Letter of Appreciation by 17th Training Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant 2009

Letter of Appreciation by 17th Training Wing Commander 2009

17th Medical Group “Top Performer” 2009

17th Medical Group “Airman of the Year” 2007

17th Training Wing “Airman of the Quarter” 2007

17th Medical Group “Airman of the Quarter” 2007

17th Medical Group “Airman of the Quarter” 2007

17th Medical Group “Airman of the Quarter” 2007

Air Force Achievement Medal 2006



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