KIMBERLY GONZALEZ, PA-C
Licensed Physician Assistant with 7 years of medical practice experience with a strong clinical background seeking a position with opportunity to continue development and knowledge in the medical field.
February 2015- Present Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY
Physician Assistant- Orthopedic Surgery; Northwell Health
Serve as a first or second assistant in the operating room throughout various procedures within reconstructive joint surgery, arthroscopy, ACL procedures and etc.
Monitor the condition and progress of patients and reevaluate treatments as necessary, through in patient visits and during their inpatient stay.
Administer and prescribe appropriate courses of treatment including prophylactic and postoperative pharmaceutical medications
Advise and educate patients regarding effective infection prevention methods, nutritional status and diet.
Interpret and review patient diagnostic scans and discuss treatment options
Participate as a co-investigator in numerous clinical trials investigating new products and medications
Preform intra-articular injections to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis
Prepare patients for surgery through education, positioning, skin preparation and administration of local anesthetic
Communicate with patients throughout their stay and after to track postoperative progress, achieve effective pain control, and ensure optimal surgical outcomes
2012-2015 New York Presbyterian-Queens Queens, NY
Physician Assistant- Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Diagnosed and treated common orthopedic problems through the use of X-rays and MRI technology
Postoperatively and intraoperatively preformed procedures including staple and suture removal, wound closing, smart dressing application,
Assumed responsibility for ordering and interpreting laboratory studies, imaging studies and procedures
Experience includes orthopedic acute care diagnosing, H&P;s. preoperative assessments, postoperative management, admissions and discharge summaries
Performed intra-articular injections
Rounded on inpatient surgical patients
Class of 2011 St. John’s University Fresh Meadows, New York
Bachelors of Science: Physician Assistant Studies
Class of 2014 Dowling College Oakdale, New York
Master’s Degree, Healthcare Administration
EMR profient (ECW, sunrise, allscripts)
Surgical first assistant
Inpatient and outpatient care
Diagnostic test interpretation
Post operative care