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Medical Training

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
October 06, 2016

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James Z. Sumlin

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An accomplished versatile professional with years of management experience in public safety, good communication skills, training, leadership development, & motivating employees within multiple industries. Outstanding leadership qualities and in-depth knowledge of industry practices.

Professional Experience:

01/2016-Present Veterans Administration Memphis, TN

Volunteer- Assisted in the laboratory by handling blood and urine specimens. This included placing specimens on centrifuge machine and transporting them to chemistry, microbiology, and the blood bank for testing. Filed and organized paperwork:

Worked on team

Reviewed time sheets and other personnel records

Used knowledge of lab work from chemistry class

12/2013 – 04/2016 American Greetings Memphis, TN

Merchandiser – Drives workforce planning, manage multi-site responsibilities; organizational planning, training initiatives, management development, improve finance performance, monitor compliance; and provides employee relations support:

Created happiness and joy by providing service to Dollar General and Dollar Tree

Collaboration with store managers to position product in the stores

Extensive experience working with others to achieve weekly goals

Developed work relationship with employees

04/2006 – 05/2012 Shelby County Health Department Memphis, TN

Health Investigator– As part of STD Team,I analyzed cases and contact investigation information to determine re-interview and investigate priorities and strategies. Communicate to contacts, cases,and suspected cases regarding the role of public health and ensure the importance of STD control:

Reduced incidence of disease within city and county

Successfully interviewed clients to find contacts

Collaborated with doctors and staff to ensure proper treatment of patients

01/2004-04/2006 State of Tennessee Memphis, TN

Eligibility Counselor-Worked to remove participants off of TennCare. Duties performed in a call center.

Established collaborative relationships with community groups and organizations

Developed and modified work plans

James Z. Sumlin

07/2000 – 08/2003 Chicago Health Department Chicago, IL

Health Investigator – Conduct interviews of patients with STD disease,suspected STD disease, and persons infected with STD to elicit information about contacts,potential sources of infection,places/settings of potential disease transmission,and other information:

Successfully passed CDC training for Communicable Control Disease Investigators

Implemented seminars to educate high schoolers

Interpreted medical guidelines for treatment of disease and trained in phlebotemy

10/1999 – 08/2003 City of DOLTON Fire & Medical Dolton, IL

Fire Fighter EMT– Performs public safety work involving the protection of life and property by fighting fires,responding to emergency incidents,using Emergency Medical Services (EMT) skills,and engaging in fire code enforcement, public education,and station and equipment maintenance activities:

Trained in closed space rescue, inspected homes for gas, and drew blood

Assisted squad with training and team building

Passed state exams for firefighter 2, haz mat, and emergency medicine

5/1997 – 10/1999 Cabrini Green Youth and Family Services Chicago, IL

Social Worker – As the Social Worker I offer guidance and counseling to clients in crisis. My clients range from the unemployed to children who need foster homes to elderly people who have no one to one care for them. I supported my clients to obtain government funds, education, or treatment. Also provided support to begin legal action in cases of child abuse:

Successfully closed eight homes for permanency adoption

Reduced paperwork in service plans for families

Interpreted State standards while inspecting homes

6/1991-6/1995 United States ARMY Korea

Warehouse Supply- Promoted from PFC to Specialist in this great army. Duties were carried out in Korea :

Performed duties in Turn-in department. Received tank and boats parts according to Army standards

Saved Army $6 million dollars in turn in of excess and outdated equipment

Led physical training and called cadence

Operated 10,000 lb. forklift and other vehicles


Bachelor of Arts Sociology, Eastern Illinois University

Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix

2cnd year Doctoral Candidate Business Administration, Walden University

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