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Location:
Wolcott, Connecticut, 06716, United States
Posted:
May 31, 2018

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KATHRYN M. HARPIN, PA-S

A thorough, dedicated, and amenable graduating health-care professional with specific clinical experience in pediatric orthopedics, general surgery, and emergency medicine. Excellent clinical, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as commendable compatibility with patients and staff. Practiced in providing comprehensive history and physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic labs and radiographic studies, as well as determining appropriate treatment including need for surgical intervention. Demonstrated ability to quickly and efficiently learn how to carry out various tasks including navigating EMRs, charting, ordering, and methods of communications. Most recently completed a six-week rotation in pediatric orthopedics at Boston Children’s Hospital learning from and working alongside top- ranked surgeons in their clinics and operating rooms. EDUCATION

King’s College Wilkes-Barre, PA Expected Graduation: August 2018 M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies

King’s College Wilkes-Barre, PA Graduation: May 2017 B.S. in Medical Studies

Concentration: Biology

RELEVANT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Emergency Medicine – Nicholas Bartolozzi, PA-C February 19th – March 26th 2018 Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT

Performed history and physical exams on patients of all ages as well as followed up and interpret abnormal labs, culture results, radiology results

Developed appropriate differential diagnoses, treatment plans and dispositions while collaborating with attending physicians

Performed procedures including suturing, incision and drainage, splinting, dislocation reduction Pediatric Orthopedics – Joseph Tremmel, PA-C November 13th- December 19th, 2017 Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Provided both acute and chronic care in multiple settings including: urgent clinics, various outpatient clinics (upper extremity, lower extremity, spine, hip, sports medicine, oncology), trauma, and inpatient

Performed various casting methods as well as assisted with bone reductions

Ordered and interpreted various diagnostic labs and radiographic studies including X-rays, fluoroscopy, CT scans, MRIs General Surgery – Dr. Juan DeRojas, MD October 2nd – November 8th, 2017 Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes Barre, PA

Assisted in various surgeries including below-the-knee/above-the-knee amputations, carotid endarterectomies, femoral- popliteal bypasses

Independently performed debridement in the OR under the surgeon’s supervision

Performed routine office visits, pre-ops, post-ops as well as ordered and interpreted appropriate diagnostic labs and radiographic studies

Pediatrics – Alycia Coar, PA-C August 21st – September 27th. 2017 The Wright Center, Jermyn, PA

Provided vaccinations, additional IM/SubQ injections, carried out hemoglobin and lead tests

Conducted oropharynx rapid strep and nasal RSV tests

Performed history and physical examinations during routine well-child and sick-child visits Electronic Medical Record Program Experience:

EPIC, PowerChart (Cerner), MEDENT

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center PICU, Hartford, CT April 2016 – April 2017 Patient Care Assistant

Performed tracheotomy changes on patients of all ages, assisted Nurses, Residents, and Attendings on minor procedures

Obtained and recorded vital signs, admitted and discharged patients from the unit

Commended for effective team collaboration, patient relations, high-quality care, and chart accuracy Cheshire House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cheshire, CT July 2015 – April 2016 Certified Nursing Assistant

Provided high quality care for patients in a long-term and acute rehabilitation setting

Displayed high quality clinical skills while assessing vital signs, working efficiently with the nurses, assisting patients with ADLs such as transfers, meals, bathing, and dressing Sheriden Woods Health Care Center, Bristol, CT July 2015 – April 2016 Certified Nursing Assistant

Provided nursing assistance in a 150-bed short and long term care facility

Adhered to facilities safety and HIPAA guidelines, ensuring appropriate and accurate documentation in the EMR system Professional Care Taker 2010 – present

Ages: newborn-13 years old

Worked in conjunction with parents to provide appropriate/adequate care to their children of all age ranges in addition to maintaining responsibility for multiple children at once while performing house duties PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Physician Assistants January 2018 – present Physician Assistants of Orthopedic Surgery January 2018 – present Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants July 2017 – present Lester Saidman Society, King’s College August 2016 – present

Vice President - managed program communications, organized local charitable events/fundraisers King’s College Pre-Physician Assistant Society August 2013 – May 2016 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support May 2017 – present

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator September 2016 – present HIPAA Training August 2016 – August 2018

OSHA Training 2016

HONORS AND AWARDS

Moreau Scholarship, King’s College 2013 – 2017

Competitive academic scholarship

Dean’s List Honors, King’s College 2013 – 2017

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE/PRESENTATIONS

Jocelyn Hook, MS PA-C, Faculty Mentor 2018

King’s College

Capstone

Project: A Comparison of the Clinical Outcomes Associated with a Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft and a Hamstring Autograft in Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Poster Presentation: King’s College Physician Assistant Capstone Project LEADERSHIP ROLES/VOLUNTEER SERVICES

King’s College Physician Assistant Undergraduate Interviews February 2018 Volunteer – assisted with admission interviews

Hartford Eversource Marathon, Achilles SCI Team October 2017 Volunteer

Wright Center Health Fair Jermyn, PA October 2017

Volunteer – discussed proper diet and management for local residents with hypertension and/or osteopenia Wright Center Vaccine Clinic Scranton, PA October 2017 Volunteer – organized event and administered over 900 vaccinations to local youth King’s College Admission’s Office August 2013 – May 2017 Chief Admission’s Ambassador - represented the PA program on multiple panels, interviewed prospective students Red Cross Blood Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA August 2013 – May 2016 Volunteer

Ruth’s Place House of Hope Wilkes-Barre, PA August 2013 – May 2015 Volunteer – volunteered time at the Shelter for Women of Domestic Abuse



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