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Physician Assistant

Location:
Melbourne, Florida, United States
Posted:
January 02, 2018

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KATHLEEN SPALLA, PA-S

**** **********-********** **, ******, OHIO, 44514

330-***-**** • ac3vup@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

Compassionate, detail oriented, and highly motivated Physician Assistant Candidate, with a radiology background and additional orthopedic, procedural and surgical skills, clinical decision-making, assessment and treatment plan skills, seeking a position in Florida that would allow for self-growth, collaborative work environment and outstanding patient care.

Education

Cleveland State University/Cuyahoga Community College; Cleveland, OH

Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Graduated December 2017

Clinical Rotations:

Occupational Medicine Occucenter East Side Jan 2017

Pediatric Medicine Paula M Farner Inc. Feb 2017

Family Medicine BS Bonyo DO & Assoc Mar 2017

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children Apr 2017

Internal Medicine Parma Family Practice May 2017

Behavioral Medicine Charak Center for Health & Wellness Jun 2017

Orthopedic Surgery Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center Jul 2017

Women’s Health Mercy Medical Center Labor & Delivery Aug 2017

Emergency Medicine Southwest General Medical Center Sep 2017

General Surgery Lake West Medical Center Oct 2017

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health, Graduated May 2015

Keiser University, Melbourne, FL

Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology, Graduated with Honors December 2004

Employment Summary

2015 – present Physician Assistant Student - CSU/CCC Parma, OH

Performed medical histories and physical examinations, lab interpretation and ordering, radiology test evaluation and ordering, developed working diagnosis and treatment plan in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency department settings. Performed injections, immunizations, suturing, incision and drainage, bursa injections/aspirations, fluorescein staining, slit lamp exams, urinary catherization, and simple wound care. Assisted orthopedic, general, and plastic surgeons in the operating room.

2011 – present Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Center Youngstown, OH

Breast Imaging Specialist/Mammographer/Breast Sonographer; PRN

Obtain and relay detailed history. Preform 3D digital mammography, breast ultrasounds, bone density, general radiography, and assist Radiologist with interventional procedures; preoperative needle localizations, galactograms, core biopsies, FNA, stereotactic biopsies, punch biopsies, specimen imaging, incision care. Work closely with the breast surgeon and staff as part of the collaborative team providing comprehensive care. Attend weekly multidisciplinary breast tumor board meetings. Develop relationships with patients and provide emotional support.

2011 – 2011 Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman, OH

Radiologic Technologist; Part time

Perform radiologic exams in a hospital setting; outpatient, inpatient, ER, OR c-arm, Computed Tomography (CT) exams. Fluoroscopic imaging as needed for ERCP, bronchoscopy, swallow function testing, barium enemas, aspirations, upper and lower GI studies.

2010 – 2012 Sharon Regional Breast Center Hermitage, PA

Mammography Technologist; PRN

Obtained and relayed detailed history. Performed digital and CR mammography. Assisted Radiologist with interventional procedures; preoperative needle localizations, galactograms, core biopsies, FNA, stereotactic biopsies, specimen imaging, incision care.

2007 – 2010 Summa Comprehensive Breast Center Akron, OH

Mammography Technologist; Full time

Obtained and relayed detailed history. Performed digital mammography, general radiography, bone density, specimen imaging. Assisted Radiologist with interventional procedures; preoperative needle localizations, galactograms, core biopsies, FNA, stereotactic biopsies, incision closure. Participated on Employee appreciation board and developed a quarterly newsletter to honor outstanding employee recognition and provide motivational positive support for radiology employees.

2006 – 2007 Spectrum Orthopedics Canton, OH

Radiologic Technologist; Full time

Performed orthopedic radiography, roomed patients, obtained and relayed detailed histories for Spine specialist. Assisted Orthopedic physician with pain management procedures; lumbar Epidural injections, facet blocks, intra-articular joint injections, prepare and mix injections.

2005 – 2006 Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital Cocoa Beach, FL

Radiologic Technologist; PRN

Performed radiologic exams in a hospital setting; outpatient, inpatient, ER, OR c-arm, some CT exams. Fluoroscopic imaging as needed for ERCP, bronchoscopy, swallow function testing, Myelograms, lumbar punctures, barium enemas, aspirations, upper and lower GI studies. Obtained and relayed detailed histories when covering in the mammography department.

Honors and Awards

2016 Deans List, Cuyahoga Community College

2012 – 2015 Deans List, Youngstown State University

2011 – 2015 Scholarship, Academic Achievement Award, Youngstown State University

2014, 2014, 2015 Employee Excellence in Action, Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown

2009 Top Producer Recognition, Summa Breast Care Center

2003 – 2004 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society International

Certifications/Licensure

2017 – 2018 Ohio State Radiographer Licensure

2016 – 2018 BLS, ACLS

2012 – 2018 ARRT (BS) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Breast Sonography

2007 – 2018 ARRT (M) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Mammography

2005 – 2018 ARRT (RT) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography

Professional Memberships

2015 – 2017 Student Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

2015 – 2017 Student Member, Ohio Association of Physician Assistants (OAPA)

2015 – 2017 Student Member, Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)

2015 – 2017 Student Member, Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

2015 – 2017 Student Member, Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO)

2015 – 2017 Falkenstein PA Student Society (SAAAPA)

2005 – 2017 American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

Volunteer Experience

2011-2017 Panarathon, Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center annual fundraiser

2010-2011 Angels for Animals shelter and adoption, Canfield, OH

2009-2010 Summa Employee Appreciation Committee, Akron, OH

Computer Skills

Radiology Information Systems, PACS, EMR (Epic, Allscripts) computer charting and data entry, Word, Excel, Power point



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