Gaston H. Herndon
125 Bexhill Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Cell Phone (317) 946-1847 Home Phone (317) 566-9493
To obtain an entry-level position in the medical field as a student nurse or medical tech which
will utilize my past and present experience as an EMT, Paramedic, Pharmacy Tech, Student
Nurse, and CPR Instructor while completing nursing school.
Lake City Community College – Lake City FL, 1980-1981
Technical Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Florida Junior College – Jacksonville, FL, 1981-1983
AS Degree in Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)
ITT Technical Institute - Indianapolis, IN, 2008-Present
AS Degree in RN Nursing (4th Qtr. Student with 3.74 gpa)
CPR for Health Care Provider, American Heart Association
BLS Instructor, American Heart Association (Training Center assigned is Clarian Hospital)
ACLS - Registered and taking on August 6th and 7th at St. Vincent Hospital
PALS – Registered and taking on September 2nd and 3rd at St. Vincent Hospital
ITT Tech Student Nurse Association Class Representative
National Student Nurses Association
Exam One, Indianapolis IN, 2008-Present
Complete medical screenings on people applying for life insurance. These screenings
involve taking a medical history, measuring weight and height, blood pressure, EKG, and
collecting blood and urine samples.
Frakes Engineering – Indianapolis, IN, 2006 – 2008
Working with customers on project identification work scope, pricing of equipment and
services, development and interpretation of specifications, generate contract documentation,
coordinate all project activities including: project scheduling, purchasing, engineering, field
installation of equipment, supervision, software, system start-up, project budget, and job sign
Eagle Oxide Services – Indianapolis, IN, 2005 – 2006
This was a temporary contract labor position working as a Project Manager. Eagle Oxide
manufactures equipment used to manufacture car batteries. For responsibilities see Frakes
Process Controls & Instrumentation – Indianapolis, IN, 1998 – 2005
General Manager / Project Manager
Full responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a branch Systems Integration Office.
Accountable for staffing, strategic directives, scheduling, inventory, production, and bidding
Environmental & Industrial Equipment – Gainesville, FL, 1997 –1998
President & CEO
Served as President and CEO of a start-up remediation system and control panel company.
Full responsibility for bottom-line factors, including company vision, short and long range
strategic planning, sales, marketing, production, and P&L.
U.S. Filter / GeoPure – Gainesville, FL, 1988 –1997
Operations Manager / Field Service Manager / Production Manager / Engineer
As Operations Manager my responsibilities were to oversee and manage GeoPure’s
Environmental Division. I was responsible for the day-to-day operations of production,
research and development of new products, field service, and the branch operation of 6
branches nationwide. Other duties included the opening of new branch offices, hiring and
training of branch managers, special order parts procurement for production, DOT officer, as
well as contributed to the resolution of client related issues.
Shands Teaching Hospital – Gainesville, FL, 1986 –1988
OR Pharmacy Technician
Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.
Order, label, and count stock of medications, chemicals, and supplies, and enter
inventory data into computer.
Transfer medication from vials to the appropriate number of sterile, disposable
syringes, using aseptic techniques.
Add measured drugs or nutrients to intravenous solutions under sterile conditions to
prepare intravenous (IV) packs under pharmacist supervision.
Mix pharmaceutical preparations according to written prescriptions.
Compounding ointments, creams, oral solutions, and other medications.
Preparing chemotherapeutic agents.
Compounding total parenteral nutrition solutions.
Packaging and preparing drugs being used in clinical investigations.
Control and audit narcotics/stock substance.
Issues medications including controlled substances to the anesthesiologist, surgeon,
or their emissary for use in the OR suites.
Florida Rural Metro – Orlando, FL, 1983 –1986
Provided and directed fast, efficient Advanced Life Support to the ill and injured
utilizing all basic and advanced abilities and techniques, including but not limited to
the placement of peripheral, central and intra-osseous lines, esophageal obturator
airways, endo-tracheal intubations, cardiac monitoring and EKG interpretations,
defibrillation, and cardio version.
Recognized a medical emergency and made reasonable and acceptable differential
diagnosis. Performed critical physical examinations.
Anticipated potentially life-threatening squeal of non-cardiac emergencies and
institutes appropriate emergency therapy where essential for the preservation of life.
Dealt with medical and emotional needs of any victim of acute illness or injury with
the goal of reducing mortality and morbidity.
Responsible for managing and directing all first responders at the scene of a medical
emergency such as QRUs, Police Departments, and EMTs.
Ken Air – Gainesville, FL, 1984 –1985
Paramedic on fixed wing neonate transport aircraft. Responsible for Advanced Life Support
treatment and transport of newborn premature babies.
Alachua County Rescue – Gainesville, FL, 1982 –1983
Take and record vital signs, performed patient assessments, provided advanced
triage treatment to patients who are in life threaten distress.
Performed airway management, CPR and AED, splinting, bleeding control, PFA,
spinal immobilization, Oxygen therapy and other basic life support skills.
Make transport decision and treat as appropriate en route to hospital.
Complete PCR and patient presentation to hospital staff.
Restock and organize ambulance supplies, as needed.
Participated in the exchange of information between off-going and on-coming shifts
and in Resident meetings as necessary and operated a multitude of medical devices
and equipment appropriate for field use as approved by the agency and treatment
Checked all personal gear, assigned vehicles, equipment and tools to ensure safe
and effective operation.
Baker County Hospital – McClenny, FL, 1981 –1983
EMT on BLS and ALS rescue unit for small rural hospital. Responsible for Basic Life Support
treatment of patients in emergency situations on rescue unit. When not on rescue calls
worked in emergency department and labor and delivery as well as starting IV’s on floor
Lake Shore Community Hospital – Lake City, FL 1981 –1982
General patient care as well as casting of broken bones, inserting folly caths, assisting in x-
ray and emergency department.
Available upon request.