Matthew Thompson


Work Experience

  • United States Navy

    1997-2004 | Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class FMF

    FMF (Fleet Marina Force) 8404 US Navy Corpsman. 2 duty stations; 1st was LAR BN as platoon HM and also I&I staff medical dept. assist. rep. 2nd duty station was USN reserve center active staff, medical dept rep. Each job required Medical/Dental readiness for thousands of reservist and hundreds of active duty Marines and Sailors. Job task and skills are many, ie. range safety, emergency medic on site, I.V. fluid delivery and specimen collection from patient (blood etc.). Non medic duties required driving lrg cargo vans, color guard/honor roll for funerals, ceremonies and death/casualty notifcations. 2 good conduct medals, National Defence (operation enduring freedom), Navy&Marine Corps Achievement medal (3 times awarded), and nominee for regional Blue Jacket of the Year (E-5 and below rates). Received a 'Letter of Commendation' from flag officer (Rear Admiral). Honorable discharge with recommend for re-enlistment. Hoorah. Semper Fi

  • UC Berkeley

    2006-2008 | clinical assistant

    Medical assisting at Cal outpatient clinic. Worked mainly preparing room and patient for doctors visit. Front desk reception for appointment scheduling and check in of patients. Other task included supplies/inventory maintanence, liquid nitrogen handling, records maintanence etc.

  • Kaiser Permanente

    2008-Present | research assistant

    This job has changed with the different research projects and their specific needs; this includes but not limited to: ECG, Retinal scans, cognitive test, vital signs, interviews and recruitment of patients for research, biohazard handling&shippping, scheduling, equipment calibration, HIPPAA compliant record maintainence, form development on word and excell, CPR/1st aid, database maint.(up to date data entry), specimen collection, pulse wave measurement (vascular), bioelectric assessment (leads connected into circuit), and others. As much a patient interaction as a office based small team member assisting a health scientist (investigtor) by carrying out protocol and reporting accurate on-time reports of status. All studies adhered to strict protocols and were subject to independent pproval and review. Also, involved training and certification in biohazardous handling/shipping, CPR, blood pressure/pulse annual certification of skills. The job involved subjects and patient interactions requiring several years of health science education and experience (experience in lieu of bachelors degree). While not an industrial maintenaince field, such as my current training is for, it hs covered a wide array of useful skills that are needed in any professional operation.