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Physician Assistant

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
February 19, 2018

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Physician Assistant, Certified for fourteen years. Graduated from the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program in 2003 with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Worked 2 years at a rural ED in central/ eastern Kentucky followed by 4 & 1/2 years at Saint Joseph Hospital ED in Lexington KY & 3 years in a Winchester KY ED After spending time off related to a lower extremity injury, began working full-time in a Cardiology practice in Lexington KY in April 2014 for sixteen months & previous to James Borders, MD leaving practice with his brother at Drs. Borders & Associates, began working full-time in that Internal Medicine practice in July of 2015. EXPERIENCE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, DRS. BORDERS, HOOD & ASSOC JULY15-MAY17 Full-time physician assistant working at Drs. Borders Hood and Associates from July of 2015 until a series of lay-offs in late May of 2017 and practice change over to the concierge medical model. Duties included, but were not limited to, taking H&P’s, ordering and interpreting various diagnostic tests, performing procedures such as I&Ds, suturing, stapling, joint injections, cryotherapy, devising treatment plans, appropriately referring patients to various specialists, working with hospitalists and emergency departments to expedite care for emergently ill patients presenting to the office. Maintaining patient preventative screenings, immunizations, pap smears and other important health measures. Also, working-in and examining acutely ill patients, writing patient letters, returning patient phone calls, ensuring that all information was delivered in a clear manner and, of course, availing myself appropriately to the physicians and other staff, working within the scope of my practice. Also, during this time, I worked in clinical administration. As such I would convey concerns of the providers to the clinical staff and vice versa, settle disputes arising amongst clinical staff members, develop standing protocols, construct patient education materials, oversee weekly APP educational meetings, bimonthly APP meetings and monthly all provider meetings. I also availed myself for our ACO meetings to ensure that appropriate information was being disseminated and measures were being met. 2101 Nicholasville Road, Suite 106, Lexington KY 40503 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, KENTUCKY CARDIOLOGY, MARCH 14- JULY 15 Full time physician assistant working at Kentucky Cardiology, PLLC from April 2014 to July 2015. During this time, duties included taking H&Ps, ordering and interpreting various diagnostic tests, hospital consults, admissions, rounds, clinic work, following chronically ill patients, attending to patient preventative health measures/standards, health maintenance and compliance, staying apprised of continually changing ACC guidelines for CAD (stable and unstable), hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention, appropriate use of warfarin and NOAC’s, STEMI and Type II MI protocols, valvular disorders and indications for referral for valve replacement, reading EKG’s, holter monitors, event recorders, pacemaker interrogations, diagnosing and treating left systolic heart failure (HFrEF), diastolic heart failure (HFpEF), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, postpartum cardiomyopathy, indications for referral for pacemaker/ICD placement, direct current cardioversions, heart catheterizations, ordering and proctoring stress tests, answering patient questions, making appropriate changes in patient medications, attending to FMLA and other leave of absence and return to work forms, and participating in peer to peer reviews among other responsibilities. 161 North Eagle Creek Drive, Suite 400, Lexington KY 40509 J U N E 1 2 - M A RCH 1 4, O F F WORK R E L ATED T O L OWER E X T R E M I T Y INJURY REQUIRING SUBSTANTIAL TREATMENT AND RECOVERY TIME PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ED DIRECTOR,CRMC DEC 09-JUNE 12 Full-time physician assistant working at Clark Regional Medical Center ED from Dec 2009 to June 2012. Team Health held the contract until June 2010 and the staffing company changed. 22 Bed Emergency Department with a wide patient variety and surprisingly high acuity for a more rural setting. Responsibilities included, but were not limited to, CRISTY JACKSON, PA -C

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1388 Copperfield Court Lexington KY 40514 Cell 270-***-**** Home 859-***-**** Email obtaining patient H&Ps, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, suturing, I&Ds, pelvic exams, differentiating between acutely ill and non-emergent patients, diagnosing and treating within the current standard of care STEMI and non-STEMI patients, CAP patients, septic patients, CVA patients, acutely psychotic and other psychiatric patients (i.e, dementia, delirium, etc), communicating with patients and their families, working with nursing and ancillary staff to facilitate the highest quality of patient care in a timely fashion, collaborating with supervising physician(s). Also, the role of PA Director of this ED required training new PAs, peer reviews, chart reviews, attending med staff and ED committee meetings as well as attending to all new program initiatives and following through on these items. I transitioned to Clark Regional from SJH within the Team Health system in December 2009. After the staffing company changed to MESA in June of 2010, I stayed on at CRMC. 175 Hospital Drive, Winchester KY 40391

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL, SEPT 05-DEC 09 PRN physician assistant working at Saint Joseph Hospital ED from September 2005 until December 2005 when I became Full-Time. High-acuity, high-volume 35 bed ED. Job description similar to above, but at a larger tertiary care facility. The average patient under my care at this facility was greater than 80 years old and exceptionally ill. Patient load carried was usually 7-8 acutely ill patients at any given time. I started with Keightley and Parsley, PSC and they were bought out by Team Health in March 2006.

One St. Joseph Drive, Lexington KY 40504

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, MARY CHILES HOSPITAL, JAN 04- DEC 05 Full-time Physician Assistant for Marshall Emergency Services Associates. Job description similar as above, although less critically-ill patient care as this was my first job out of PA school. At that time, MESA staffed eleven EDs in the Lexington area and my primary location was Mary Chiles Hospital, an eleven bed ED in Mount Sterling, Kentucky--now Saint Joseph Hospital Mount Sterling.

50 Sterling Avenue, Mount Sterling KY 40353


NCCPA Certification

Kentucky State Medical License


ACLS & PALS--need to be re-upped but that can be easily taken care of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants



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1388 Copperfield Court Lexington KY 40514 Cell 270-***-**** Home 859-***-**** Email

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