Tacita Griffin

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New Nurse Graduate
  • Clinton, Maryland
  • March 9, 2021

Twenty years experience as a USAF medical technician.  Various experience areas include Pediatric Clinic, Pediatric Ward, Dermatology, Emergency Room, Personnel Reliability Program, Family Health Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic, Labor and delivery, Postpartum Unit, Nursery, Allergy and Immunization Clinic.  Working at Keesler Air Force Base, MS, Andrews Air Force Base, MD, Osan Air Base Korea, and Aviano Air Base, Italy.  Graduated from Prince George’s Community College and University of Maryland nursing programs.

E-mail
Tacitagriffin77@gmail.com

Education

Bachelors - Nursing @ University of Maryland
Aug 2019 — Jul 2020
Associates - Registered Nurse @ Prince George's Community College
Jan 2017 — Dec 2018
Associates - General Studies @ Prince George's Community College
Aug 2015 — Dec 2016

Experience

Project Sales Exterior Coordinator @ Lowe's
Mar 2017 — Current

Independently plans and carries out administrative tasks, clerical procedures, and the use of automation tools and techniques to generate reports and similar documents. Tracking customer orders from purchase, resolving issues and communicating with customers, service providers, stores, and vendors promptly keeps the project moving forward. Ability to prepare and edit written correspondence, ensure proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present oral presentations. Developed goals and objectives, integrating organization training objectives

Women's Health Flight Chief @ U.S. Air Force - Joint Base Andrews
Mar 2014 — Jul 2015

Performed intake tasks such as recording patient history, and symptom reports, and taking patient vital signs. Operated and sterilized medical equipment. Prepared rooms for patient visits, procedures, and testing. Administered shots and medications as directed. Maintained and updated database of dysplasia patient records. Conducted inventories of exam room supplies. Assisted with in-office OB and GYN exams. Oversaw Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic of 30 personnel, managed daily operations. Lead and mentored ten medical technicians and licensed practical nurses. Authored and maintained work section policies and guidance. Administered vaccinations as Immunization Back-up Technician.

Family Health Clinic Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) @ U.S. Air Force - Joint Base Andrews
May 2011 — Mar 2014

Delivered high quality and compassionate treatment to patients of all ages. Carried out physician orders, helped manage care of patients with hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, and much more. Relayed messages from patients to physicians about concern, conditions updates, or refill request to facilitate effective treatment. Perform routine test such as EKG’s, lab draws, and strep test. Coordinated services between multiple departments to keep procedures and testing on track. Monitored and accurately recorded changes in condition and reaction to medication details.
Facilitated planning and evaluated patient care for 14 providers. Supervised and evaluated four civilian personnel. Authored and edited enlisted performance reports, awards, and decoration packages. Verified medical technician readiness skills and executed comprehensive CDC review. Oversaw two primary care manager teams, with 12 staff members. Directly supervised two airmen and indirectly supervised five airmen. Flight safety and hazard communication monitor, provided staff training and assured safety inspection compliance. Managed payroll of 17 civilian employees using the Automated Time Attendance and Production System.

Allergy and Immunization Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) @ U.S. Air Force - Joint Base Andrews
Jun 2008 — May 2011

Administered immunizations per adult and pediatric vaccine schedules. Organized base, hospital, and squadron flu shot clinics. Educated and evaluated immunization back-up technician and allergy medical technician performances. Administered allergy extract and venom injections to patients; supported patients with customized Allergy injection education and injection schedules. Performed spirometry tests and pulmonary function tests for pediatric and adult patients. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary care for local reactions. Assessed patients in active and systemic reactions and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological symptoms.

Pediatric Clinic Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) @ U.S. Air Force - Aviano Air Base, Italy
Aug 2006 — Jun 2008

Provided supervision, counseling, feedback, and mentorship to five enlisted members. Oversaw maintenance of supplies and equipment as cost center
manager. Performed nursing care for infants, children, and adolescents; included exams, blood draws, intramuscular injections, pulmonary function tests,
tympanograms, measurement of vital signs, and documentation of growth parameters. Led 4N0 readiness skills verification program for medical group.

31 MDG Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) Monitor @ U.S. Air Force - Aviano Air Base, Italy
Jun 2005 — Aug 2006

Coordinated medical activities for 11 wing and 9 medical group Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) section monitors. Managed accountability of 1,700 PRP
health records throughout the medical group. Completed initial medical screening and clearance pre-certification processes on Air Force IMT 797 form. Provided
initial and quarterly PRP training for 340 medical personnel and 2 Independent Duty Medical Technicians (IDMT) assigned to a geographically separated unit
(GSU). Conducted monthly roundtable record reviews and briefed information quality to medical group commander, medical group vice-commander and PRP
Oversight Committee. Identified potentially disqualifying information in health records, ensured documentation accuracy and delivered in writing to certifying
medical officials. Performed staff assisted visits for affiliated GSUs.

Emergency Medical Technician @ U.S. Air Force - Osan Air Base, South Korea
Jun 2004 — May 2005

Delivered out-patient and field care to 11,200 beneficiaries. Directly supervised two Airmen and indirectly supervised four personnel. Responsible for oversight of
$125 million in hospital assets and emergency response vehicle inventory of $275,000. Performs patient screening and reports findings to a provider. Precepted
newly assigned staff and provides on-the-job training for 31 Airmen. Performs medical response for in-flight and ground emergencies after hours. Coordinated
patient transfers to off-base hospitals. Performed nursing care to include blood draws, intravenous line insertion, medication administration, intramuscular
injections, and measurement of vital signs

Dermatology Clinic Technician @ U.S. Air Force - Andrews Air Force Base
Jun 2002 — May 2004

Assisted four providers in organizing, coordinating and planning nursing care activities. Aided with management of supply and equipment accounts in excess of
$500,000. Treated and managed patients in the pseudofolliculitis barbae clinic with physician supervision. Worked with physicians in performing minor surgical
procedures, phototherapy, and patch testing. Acted as a preceptor for clinical phase II students on rotation through clinic. Operated the Composite Health Care
system and Ambulatory Data System. Helped in maintaining physicians’ schedules. Created, edited, and maintained clinic forms using Microsoft software.

Labor and Delivery Technician @ U.S. Air Force - Andrews Air Force Base
Sep 1998 — Jun 2002

Assisted in total care of newborn, adolescent, and adult patients on a 15-bed Women’s Health Unit, 7-bed Labor and Delivery Unit, and a 15-bed Nursery.
Prepared patients for examinations, surgery, and treatments. Observed, evaluated, reported, and recorded patients’ reactions to medications and treatments.
Assisted with patients’ admission, disposition, and patient/family education. Operated and maintained essential medical equipment. Assisted with orientation and
training of newly assigned personnel. Directly supervised three military members.

Pediatric Clinic Technician @ U.S. Air Force - Andrews Air Force Base
Jun 1996 — Sep 1998

Performed technical nursing duties involving care and treatment of pediatric patients from birth to 17 years of age, to include preparations for examinations and
procedures. Acted as preceptor for ward technicians and high school students. Documented in patient’s medical record, information pertinent to patient’s visit.
Obtained and prepared laboratory specimens for on-site examinations and/or laboratory analysis. Triaged and scheduled patient appointments, initiated
telephone consults, checked-in patients and completed end-of-day processing using the computerized Composite Health Care System. Ensured clinic was
secured at close of business. Established stock levels and maintained adequate supplies to support clinic mission. Was an active unit forms monitor, Medical
Expense and Performance Reporting System monitor, and clinic weekly assignment monitor.

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