Kelvin M. Thomas PA-C
Physician Assistant with experience in Neuro-Intensive care seeking a full-time position that will utilize my passion for providing quality patient care, continue to expand my knowledge and practice of medical arts, and the opportunity to work with a dedicated and diverse team of providers.
NCCPA Board Certified
Current North Carolina Physician Assistant License
Current DEA License
Current NPI Number
Pending Virginia Physician Assistant License
BLS and ACLS for the healthcare provider, 2016 – Present
Emergency Neurological Life Support, 2018-Present
Nursing Assistant Certification, 2014-2015
March 2018- Present Vidant Medical Center-NSICU Greenville, NC
Physician Assistant (APP)
Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in a new, expanding, fast-paced Neurocritical/Neurosurgical Intensive care unit at Eastern North Carolina’s largest Comprehensive Stroke Center. Involved in the collaborative care of critically ill and post-surgical patients, working directly alongside neurointensivists, stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons, fellow PA’s/NP’s, and critical care nurses. Following orientation, my responsibilities included the daily care of eight intensive level patients and up to six intermediate level patients, along with admissions, transfers, discharges, consultations, post-surgical follow-ups, and ED evaluations. Provided care for patients following Acute Ischemic Strokes, Intracranial and Subarachnoid Hemorrhages, Seizures and Status Epilepticus, Acute Encephalopathy, Hydrocephalus, Post-Cardiac Arrest Anoxic Brain Injury, Subdural Hematomas, Primary and Metastatic Brain Lesions, Acute Encephalitis, post tPA administration, and other neurological conditions. Managed post-operative patients following complex spine cases, decompressive hemicraniectomies, craniotomies and tumor resection, Management of additional acute illness and chronic comorbidities while in NSICU, including Elevated Intracranial Pressure, Malignant MCA Syndrome, Neurogenic Sympathetic Storming, Acute Respiratory Failure, Sepsis, ARDS, Aspiration Pneumonia, Renal Failure, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Atrial fibrillation, Diabetes, Hypertension, and COPD, and Cancer.
Applicable Skills, Duties, Responsibilities
Admitting patients to ICU from ED, general floor, PACU, and outside hospitals; writing initial comprehensive H&P’s, performing initial assessments, ordering and interpreting initial labs and diagnostic imaging, and formulating initial care plans with supervising intensivist and neurosurgeons.
Perform comprehensive stroke workups
Identify, assess, report, and treat acute changes in neurologic status
Provide stabilizing interventions and perform/assist bedside procedures for critical ill patients, including intubation, central venous lines (subclavian, femoral, jugular), and arterial lines (radial, femoral, axillary).
Leading and assisting in Cardiac Arrest Codes and Brain/Stroke code
Ongoing management of patients while in ICU; presenting patients on daily rounds, writing daily progress notes, monitoring serial lab trends, prescribing and dose adjusting medications, ventilator management, and treating subsequent conditions as they arise.
Consulting specialist services for input involving patient care
Peri-operative management of neurosurgical patients, including ordering pre-op labs and medications, troubleshooting and removing post-surgical JP Drains, EVD’s, staples and dressings, assessing patients post-operatively for pain management and resuscitation if necessary.
Transferring and Discharging patients to Intermediate Units, LTACHs, SNF, Rehab, and Home; writing notes, formulating plans, and arranging follow-ups for continued care.
Updating patients and families to ongoing care and prognosis, including goals of care, procedure consent, and Code Status discussions
Participating in continued education with ICU team, including lectures, Journal Club, and M&M.
Performing Death Exams and writing Death Certificates
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, adept at building working relationships, high-level enthusiasm, empathetic, and a strong desire to learn and improve my work environment.
Jan 2015-Aug 2015 Heritage Nursing Home Bridgeport, WV Certified Nursing Assistant
As a full-time CNA at The Heritage Nursing Home in Bridgeport, WV, duties included providing personal care to residents, assisting with ADL’s, and assisting the nursing staff.
June 2014-Dec. 2014 Genesis Healthcare Fairmont/Morgantown, WV Certified Nursing Assistant
Completed CNA eight-week training Program through Genesis Healthcare, then began working full time in skill nursing facilities, aiding residents with ADL’s and assistance to nursing staff.
Aug 2015-Oct 2017 Salus University, PA Program Philadelphia, PA M.S., Medical Sciences
Surgery Doylestown Hospital OR
Family Medicine Complete Physicians Services, Hunting Park
Internal Medicine Corizon Healthcare, Philadelphia Co.
Psychiatry ISL Limited
Pediatrics Pocono Medical Center
Family Medicine Cooper Family Medicine
OB/GYN Temple University-Episcopal
Orthopedic Surgery Bucks Co Orthopedics
Emergency Medicine Aria Jefferson-Torresdale
Neurosurgery UPMC Presbyterian
Aug 2010-May 2014 Bethany College Bethany, WV
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Honors and Awards
oMember of AAPA Challenge Bowl Quiz Team 2017
oStudent Philanthropy Rep. for 2017 class
oSumma Cum Laude
oCommunications Dept Senior Research Fellow 2013-2014
oSociety of Collegiate Journalist inductee
oOmicron Delta Epsilon-Economic Honor Society
Neurocritical Care Society Member since Mach, 2018
EPIC, Cortex, Microsoft Word and Excel, Email.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST