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Physician Assistant Medical

Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Posted:
September 11, 2018

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Melisa Sayson Valmoria PA-C

Physician Assistant Student

***** ****** **** ***, ** 70817

225-***-****

ac60m4@r.postjobfree.com

Citizenship: USA Citizenship

Education:

Undergraduate:

Tulane University

8/2010 – 5/2014

New Orleans, Louisiana

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Minor in Cell Molecular Biology

Postgraduate:

Louisiana Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health

1/2015 – 5/2017

Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program

New Orleans, Louisiana

Certification:

ACLS 11/13/2015 - 11/2017 BCLS 09/14/2017 - 09/2019

PA-C 07/27/2017- 12/2019

Louisiana Medical License 08/20/2017- 8/31/2018

Awards and Honors:

CELT Fund for Summer Student/Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities 2013

Tulane University Georges Lurcy Grant 2013

American Neurological Association Travel Award 2014

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

Journal Publications:

Safety and Efficacy of Acute Clopidogrel Load in Patients with Moderate and Severe Ischemic Strokes. Stroke Res Treat Stroke Res Treat 2016 13;2016:8915764. Epub 2016 Oct 13. Amir Shaban, Dominique J Monlezun, Natalia Rincon, Jonathan Tiu, Melisa Valmoria, Sheryl Martin-Schild

Published Abstracts:

Clopedogril loading in acute ischemic stroke patients with cerebral microbleed does not increase the risk of hemorrhage.

American Neurological Association 2014

Melisa Valmoria BS, Marco Elegante BS, Lauren Dowell MS, Elizabeth Warren BS, Dominique Monlezun MPH, Alex George BS, Ramy El-Khoury MD, Sheryl Martin-Schild MD,Ph-D

Does the Grade of Diastolic Dysfunction Predict Short-term Outcomes Of Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients?

American Academy of Neurology 2015

Melisa Valmoria, Dominique Monlezun, Jr, Marco Elegante, Lauren Dowell, Elizabeth Warren, Alexander George, Ramy El-Khoury and Sheryl Martin-Schild

EXPERIENCE

Physician Assistant at Baton Rouge Orthopaedics Clinic

Supervising Physician: Dr. Henry Eiserloh MD

September 2017- current

Clinical Research Assistant at Tulane Stroke Research Program

Tulane School of Medicine Neurology Department

Principle Investigator: Dr. Sheryl Martin Schild MD, PhD

June 2013 – June 2015

Scribe

Tulane Medical Center - Orthopedics Clinic

May 2014 – December 2014

Basic Science Student Researcher

Tulane School of Medicine Physiology Department

Principle Investigator: Dr. Andrea Zsombok PhD

September 2012 – May 2014

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Work Experience:

Baton Rouge Orthopedics Clinic Orthopedic Spine October 2017-April 2018

NATURE OF DUTIES: The nature of the duties is to provide patient care in surgery and clinic settings in support of supervising physician.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1. Functions as a First Assist for surgical procedures. Ensures the highest level of patient care and safety. Assists hospital or surgical facility staff with equipment, instruments, and supplies as appropriate.

2. Assists the supervising physician with clinic visits which includes, but is not limited to, the following: a. Obtains patient history; b. Performs physical examination on the patient; c. Orders imaging and lab studies as appropriate; d. Dictates visit notes; e. Prescribes medication, orthotics, braces, and other orthopedic devices as necessary; f. Formulates a diagnosis; and, g. Formulates a plan of care.

3. Clinic duties include, but is not limited to, the following: a. Schedules surgical procedures; b. Performs pre-operative and post-operative care; c. Changes dressings; Job Description: Physician Assistant Page 2 of 4 d. Prescribes medication, orthotics, braces, and other orthopedic devices as necessary; e. Dictates visit notes; f. Applies/removes casts; and, g. Performs injections/aspirations.

4. Functions independently, in the clinic setting, in the absence of the supervising physician. These functions are at the discretion of the supervising physician and BROC policy and are limited to patient visits and services for non-complicated rechecks, pre-operative, post-operative, injection, routine follow-up, cast change, and dressing change appointments.

5. Hospital duties include, but are not limited to, the following: a. Assists the supervising physician with performing the initial evaluation and management of patients in the Emergency Department; b. Assists the supervising physician with performing inpatient daily rounds; c. Assists the supervising physician with performing inpatient consults; and, d. Assist the supervising physician with performing inpatient chart documentation, signatures, updates, discharge summaries, etc.

6. Completes surgical procedure billing paperwork and submits to the appropriate personnel.

7. Returns phone calls to patients and their family members, hospital staff, home health care agencies, physical therapists, vendors, etc.

8. Performs on-call duties timely and professionally to include, but not limited to, the following: a. Fields phone calls after hours and on weekends; b. Rounds for all clinic physicians’ patients; c. Assists in after hours emergency and inpatient consults; and, d. Assists in after hours surgical procedures.

9. Understands and follows all OSHA and HIPAA rules at all times.

Clinical Rotations:

Preceptor- Orthopedic Surgery - University Medical Center New Orleans/ Tulane Medical Center/ Tulane Lakeside Hospital

First Assist Duties: help positioning of the patient according to surgeon preference, Foley catheter placement, tourniquet application, closure of surgical sites, providing exposure, manipulation of soft tissue or bone for resection or reduction, applying dressings or splints on operated limb, transfer patient to recovery

Specialty Procedures: performed with residents and attending, hardware removal, total joint arthoplasty of hip, shoulder and knee, tendon lengthening procedures to fix club foot, removal of osteochondroma, applying/removing external fixator, femoral head core decompression of hip with fibular graft, correction of hallux valgus and open reduction internal fixation of fractures (radius, ulna, femur, tibia, calcaneus, humerus, patella)

Consult duties: perform physical exam and take medical history in the emergency room and inpatient floor, apply splints or casts, assess skin integrity, change dressings, interpret x-rays and appropriate labs

Floor duties: take medical history and physical exam, interpret labs, present to resident or attending during rounds, write notes

Clinic duties: take medical history and physical exam (knee, hips, shoulder, ankle, wrist, low back) perform injections of knees, shoulders, wrist and trigger points, present patient information to resident or attending

Elective- Neurosurgery - University Medical Center New Orleans

Floor duties: take medical history and physical exam, interpret labs, present to resident or attending during rounds, write notes

First Assist Duties: help positioning of the patient according to surgeon preference, foley catheter placement, closure of surgical sites, providing exposure, working with a surgical microscope, surgeries included corpectomy, laminectomy, vertebral fusion using anterior and posterior approach on cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, decompression craniotomy, and removal of brain tumor

Clinic Duties: take medical history and physical exam (neurologic exam involving cranial nerves, muscle strength, tone and bulk, reflexes, coordination, sensory function, low back exam), interpret imaging x-rays, MRI and CT, present to resident or attending

General Surgery- University Medical Center New Orleans

Performed pre-operative histories and physical exams

Assisted in pre-operative and post-operative care as well as follow-up visits

Assisted in operating room as first and second assist in a variety of surgical cases including: open and laparoscopic GI cases, transplant cases, trauma cases, breast oncology cases, and plastics cases

Responsibilities included suturing, stapling, retracting, holding and positioning the laparoscope, guiding the camera in colonoscopy cases and insertion of drains

Provided wound care and removed sutures at surgery clinic



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