David Hiller RN, BSN, NREMT-IV, CIP • It is what it is…….
Work History • February 2012-present Regulatory Compliance Manager for Radiation Currently I am acting Team Leader and Manager for the support of the radiation committees as it relates to setting meeting dates, organizing meeting documents and monitoring the radiation review process. I also manage radioactive drug use in research as it relates to Federal Regulations. Responsible for submitting annual and special summary reports to FDA and responsible for all correspondence relating to RDRC. Responsible for regulatory oversight of radionuclide producing labs as they relate to Human Subjects Research. Performed pre-reviews on research study submissions and monitored study activity for compliance with federal guidelines. • Part-time work with Lifeflight Event Medicine in March of 2010 for medical coverage at contracted events, such as Nashville Predators Hockey, Bridgestone Arena Concerts, Vanderbilt Athletic events, and select others.
Work History (cont’d) • June 2003-2009 Protocol Analyst IV, Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board. I started with VHRPP in June of 2003 and was assigned to HS1 and worked alongside Dena Johnson. Those were the days of paper files and long Thursdays. Wow, those were the days! In 2005 I became the Team Leader for the HSRC/RDRC Committees and soon after acquired both HS1 and the Radiation Committees.
Work History (cont’d) • January 2002 Research Coordinator, Dept. of Emergency Medicine. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of research studies in the Emergency Dept., including contracts, IRB submissions, and clinical nursing/pt care. I had my own lab and everything. This was my introduction to research at Vanderbilt; a direction I never conceived I would venture.
Work History (cont’d) • 1999 – 2002 Registered Nurse, Vanderbilt Emergency Dept. I worked as a staff nurse in the Emergency Dept. If you want to see team work…there’s your example. When things go bad, I would trust any one of them with my life and that of my family. I loved working the trauma bays. I felt at home in the ED and enjoyed the interactions with patients and families. I also enjoyed working as preceptor for newly hired staff, paramedics, and nursing students.
Work History (cont’d) • 1996 – 1999 Registered Nurse, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Worked as staff nurse in neuro-surgical ICU, performing such tasks as patient care with complex monitoring, and also served as charge nurse. I was fresh out of nursing school, so this was very intimidating at first. The sickest of the sick. It was a very stressful place to work, but I will cherish the memories and the experience. Oh the stories I have….
1990 – 1996 Carpenter/Electrician, Student Not much else to say on this one…. Emphasis on Student!
Work History (the beginning) • 1984 – 1990 Aircrew/Avionics/Aviation Electrician, United States Coast Guard After high school I went into the United States Coast Guard with big plans….. The big plans didn’t pan out like I expected, but it was a good choice for me. I can say that this decision has directed most of my professional life. In many respoects, it defines me . In the Coast Guard I was certifiedaircrew for search and rescue, and medevac. When not flying, I worked as an airframe electrician. I also worked as a firefighter for airport support.
Certifications • BSN, RN • NREMT-IV • CIP
Education • I attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee for my BSN. Going to school as an adult/parent is a unique experience. I took the life lessons I learned thus far and applied them to my academic effort.
Education • I attended Volunteer State in Gallatin, Tennessee for my EMT certification and licensure…..twice! Yep….
Education • I am currently attending Graduate School at Vanderbilt School of Nursing for my Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certification. I would not be able to do this if I did not work for VHRPP Thank you for helping me explore and reach my goals.
Family My Wife, Crystal was born in London, England at a US Air Force base. We met in the 5th grade and were great friends all through Middle, Jr. and High school. .
Family • The last 2 years of High school we started dating and got engaged before I went to U.S. Coast Guard Boot Camp….
Family • We got married a year later at 19 years old….so young ! Three years later we had our first child, a boy. His name is Michael Brandon. Michael is now 24 and lives in Kentucky. Three years after Michael was born, we had our daughter Katherine Lindsay (Katie). Katie is now 21 and attending UTC for pre-med. We enjoy camping, skiing, fishing, diving, and anything outdoors