April 6, 2011

John Edgar Mihelic: Works and Deeds.

JOHN EDGAR MIHELIC
South Avers Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60632
jedgar.mihelic (at sign) gmail.com


SUMMARY

A dynamic and talented individual with experience and success in various fields. Has been a diligent manager, motivating employees to work hard, and is willing to step in and help. Vast communication skills; has covered with intelligence and verve both civics and the arts for several newspapers. A leader in the classroom, bringing students of various ages into new knowledge and higher skill levels. Now ready to help grow your business.


WORK HISTORY

CHICAGO CAREER TECH, Chicago, Illinois

Health Information Technology Specialist 2010-2011

Course of Study: DeVry University, Health Information Technology Certificate. Learned the fundamentals of medical coding, including extensive background in biology, anatomy, and physiology. Prepared to work with health data, application systems, and electronic health information databases. Prepared for involvement in regulatory compliance and quality assessment activities designed to ensure that health information systems support patient care and safety. Able to perform clinical coding tasks, support healthcare data analysis using application software, and analyze and manage healthcare data.

City of Chicago, Division of Innovation and Technology

• Worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to aid in the installation of MacAfee encryption software to protect sensitive data
• Entered data in Cerner PowerWorks and PowerCharts
• Audited Medicaid and Medicare billing logs and recouped $142,000 for the city in two months

Community Support Services, Brookfield, Illinois

• Entered and audited data to maximize payments for services rendered by CSS, which provided services for the developmentally disabled
• Interacted with clients and employees in administrative capacity, working the front desk to ensure efficient running of the office


ADVANTAGE CHEVROLET, Hodgkins, Illinois

Sales and Leasing Consultant 2008

• Developed rapport with varied customers in order to find and fill needs for the mutual benefit of the customer and the company
• Worked on developing strategic relationships with customers who walked on the lot, established dealership customers, and through personal network of contacts


ST. RITA OF CASCIA HIGH SCHOOL, Chicago, Illinois

Chemistry Teacher 2007-2008

• Wrote and implemented lesson plans to enlighten students on the finer points of chemistry. Developed own method of evaluation for students of various levels. Learned to diffuse disciplinary issues and effectively resolve conflicts
• Served as Assistant Track Coach and aided in the development of a conditioning program for student athletes
• Trained beginning athletes in the skills of throwing the shot put and the discus; one student qualified for the IHSA state tournament in his first year competing








KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, Manhattan, Kansas

Graduate Teaching Assistant 2005/2007

• Taught elementary and intermediate rhetoric and composition. The over-all structure of the class was set, but developed specialized lesson plans to fit student learning styles. 99.2% of students passed department-wide evaluations
• Served as a writing tutor, facilitating remedial learning and English as a second language for students improving writing skills
• On a one–on-one basis, guided students through the writing process, from brainstorming to final copy editing


THE MANHATTAN MERCURY, Manhattan, Kansas

Staff Writer 2006

• Covered local government for Manhattan’s largest newspaper
• Learned to formulate questions to receive the most precise answers from often reticent sources
• Wrote articles in genre-specific format


CASA D’AMICI, Morgantown, West Virginia

Shift Manager / Cook 2002-2005

• Cooked according to restaurant-standardized recipes and maintained clean and sanitary cooking area
• As a manager, supervised the busiest shifts of the week, working at high volume with efficient labor. Average labor ran at 8% of sales
• Reconciled receipts at the end of the shift
• Maximized customer experience for food quality and service quality


WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY, Morgantown, West Virginia

Teaching Assistant 2001-2002

• Supervised students as they performed their required lab work for elementary introductory chemistry classes
• Aided students when misunderstandings of course material arose
• In two years, had a 100% safety record in the lab


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

OPEN BOOKS, Chicago, Illinois, Volunteer, 2010. Aided running of annual literature festival.
THE DAILY ATHENAEUM, Morgantown, West Virginia, Staff Writer, 2003. Covered arts and entertainment for the student paper.
THE MUSKET, Morgantown, West Virginia, Staff Writer, 2002-2003. Covered politics and scholastic issues for local paper.


EDUCATION

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Manhattan, Kansas, Graduate Coursework in English, 2005-2007
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Morgantown, West Virginia, B.A., English, 2000-2004
FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY, Fairmount, West Virginia, General Studies, 1999-2000


TRAINING

DEVRY UNIVERSITY, Chicago, Illinois, Health Information Technology, 2010-2011