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Physician Assistant

Orlando, Florida, United States
September 15, 2018

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John J. Simonson PA-C

407-***-**** ***** Castlemain Trail Orlando, FL 32828

**/**** – Physician Assistant Hughston Clinic Sanford, FL

Present Hughston Clinic-Orthopaedic Trauma

Provide patient care for pre-operative and post-operative management of Orthopaedic trauma patients. Perform administrative and clerical duties related to the patient’s care and management. Perform hospital admissions and discharges. Obtain and document patient history and physical. Assist supervising physician in the management of hospitalized patients plus: check on clinical status, order and explain tests or therapy, report on progress to physician, assist in documentation of care, order medications per the physician’s plan of care, arrange for post-hospitalization follow up care, assist in surgery, conduct rounds on hospitalized patients. Conduct outpatient clinic follow up appointments, implement and provide instruction on physician’s plan of care.

09/2015 – Physician Assistant Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Daytona, FL

02/2016 Heart Institute and CV Surgery

Provide patient care for pre-operative and post-operative management of cardiovascular, thoracic and vascular surgery patients. Also conduct evaluation and management of patients including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

2012 - 2013 Science Teacher Kissimmee Middle School Kissimmee, FL

7th & 8th Grades

Provide instruction in all areas of general science for students in grades 7 and 8. Compiled, tracked, monitored and reported on detailed metrics across all academic functions; served as member of both 7th and 8th grade instructional teams.

Key Achievements:

Increased student performance and retention of material by 25% in first semester teaching.

Provided mentoring for younger staff members and beginning teachers.

Completed numerous staff development courses.

1992 - 2012 U.S. Navy (Retired) Various Naval Bases

Served 20 years in the Navy in various fields, both enlisted and as an officer. Retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Enlisted service as both a Musician and Hospital Corpsman. Officer Service in Supply and Human Resources.

Key Achievements:

Selected by Naval Hospital Charleston Training Officer to serve as EMT Instructor for the hospital and Training Officer for the EMS Squad.

Nominated for and completed Officer Candidate School off of my first ship.

Supervised the Medical Training Team on each ship I served aboard.


Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Florida Physician Assistant license

DEA license

Advanced Trauma Life Support

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Level 2 Contracting Officer

Certified Performance Technologist

Holds Florida Temporary Educator’s Certificate in General Science (Grades 5-9) and eligible for certificate in Music (Grades K-12)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach – Various soccer clubs in Washington DC, Raleigh NC, and Orlando, FL

Executive board member – Capital Area Soccer League (Raleigh, NC), Triangle Area Soccer League (Raleigh, NC), and East Orange Soccer Club (Orlando, FL)

Honors and Awards

Multiple achievement and commendation awards during Naval Service

Eagle Scout


2013 - 2015 University of Florida School of Physician Assistant Studies, Gainesville, FL

M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, June 2015

2002 - 2004 George Washington University, Washington, DC

M.A., Human Resource Development and Adult Education, 2004

1987 - 1990 Glenville State College, Glenville, WV

B.A., Music Education, 1990

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