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Physician Assistant Medical

Location:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Posted:
January 29, 2018

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Johns Island, SC 29455

Jennifer J. Passantino, MSBS, PA-C

Work Experience

August 2017 – present Trident Technical College Charleston, SC

Teaching introductory biology to college students in a lecture format

Sept. 2011 – July 2017 Abington Emergency Physician Associates Lansdale, PA

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties for all ages in a suburban emergency department

Performed suturing, stapling and wound adhesive to appropriate wounds, wound care, incision and drainage, and foreign body removal

Applied plaster and velcro splints

Maintained patient records on an electronic medical record

August 2016 – June 2017 Grand View Emergency Physicians Sellersville, PA

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties for all ages in a suburban emergency department

Worked independently in the Fast Track area of the ER

Performed suturing, stapling and wound adhesive to appropriate wounds, wound care, incision and drainage, foreign body removal

Maintained patient records on an electronic medical record

Sept. 2008 – April 2011 Midwest Emergency Associates Aurora, IL

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties for all ages in a 41,000 volume Level II trauma

center’s emergency department at Provena Mercy Medical Center

Provided services in the Main Treatment area in the Emergency Department in

collaboration with multiple physicians

Provided services in the Fast Track area with minimal interaction with supervising

physician

Performed suturing, wound care, incision and drainage and foreign body removal

Reviewed culture results and radiology discrepancies and made appropriate modifications

to patient’s treatment plans

Precepted physician assistant students

Provided patient education

Dec. 2004 – April 2008 Premier Health Care Services Delaware, OH

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties for all ages of patients in a 28,000+ volume

community emergency department at Grady Memorial Hospital

Applied fiberglass, plaster, and Velcro splinting

Performed suturing, wound care, incision and drainage and foreign body removal

Precepted medical and physician assistant students

Provided patient education

Dec. 2004 – Dec. 2007 Mid Ohio Emergency Services Columbus, OH

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties for a Level 1 and a Level 2 trauma center’s

emergency department at Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital

Performed suturing, staples and wound adhesive to appropriate wounds splint application, wound care, incision and drainage and foreign body removal

June 2004- Dec. 2004 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH

Adjunct Faculty Member

Taught Human Anatomy and Physiology in lecture and laboratory settings

Developed class syllabus, lectures and testing materials

Recorded students performance on computer software

Nov. 2003 – May 2004 Palmetto Primary Care Physicians Goose Creek, SC

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties in a single physician family practice office

Kept patient records on an electronic medical record

Performed simple suture and skin punch biopsy

April 2003 – May 2004 Trident OB/GYN Charleston, SC

Physician Assistant

Performed Physician Assistant duties for all ages of gynecology patients

Provided counseling for contraception, infertility, & sexually transmitted disease

Provided counseling for depression/anxiety, weight loss and weight gain

Performed cystometrics/urodynamics using computerized equipment

Precepted Physician Assistant student

June 2002 – Dec. 2003 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC

Adjunct Faculty Member

Taught Introductory Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology in both lecture and laboratory settings

Developed class syllabus, lectures and testing materials

July 2002 – Oct. 2002 Maxim Staffing Charleston & Hilton Head, SC

Physician Assistant

Performed pre-employment physical exams for the Transportation Security Administration

Feb. 2001- March 2002 Charleston Pulmonary Associates Charleston, SC

Physician Assistant

Provided care to a range of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep patients in the outpatient setting

Accountable for OSHA quality assurance

Sub-investigator for multiple clinical research studies

Dec. 2000 Dr. William Shoemaker, Family Practice, Charleston, SC

Physician Assistant

Worked in office as Physician Assistant

Education

1998–2000 Medical College of Ohio Toledo, OH

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Physician Assistant concentration

Dean of Allied Health Scholarship recipient

Rural Elderly Assessment Project participant

Master’s Scholarly Project entitled “An Analysis of Adults’ Knowledge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome” published in Clinical Gerontologist in 2002

1993–1997 Baldwin-Wallace College Berea, OH

B.S., Biology, minors in Chemistry and Psychology

Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

Who’s Who Among American College and University Students

Resident Assistant

Certifications / Licenses

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and special recognition in surgery

State of Pennsylvania licensed Physician Assistant

State of Illinois licensed Physician Assistant (inactive)

State Medical Board of Ohio (inactive)

South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (inactive)

Basic Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Basic & 12-Lead EKG interpretation

Stroke certification

Certificate in Studies of Rural Elderly & Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Trained

References

Available upon request



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