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Physician Assistant

Location:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
December 17, 2018

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Education Master of Public Health, Nutrition Expected: May 2019

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies Graduation: May 2017

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

Bachelor of Science, Natural Science Graduation: May 2012

Minors: Psychology, Behavioral Science

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

Clinical Experience

Physician Assistant, Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital, Memphis, TN (August 2018-present)

Appropriately diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and injuries in an acute care inpatient setting, to include traumatic brain injury, respiratory failure with ventilator dependence, spinal injuries, postoperative orthopedic trauma, burn and wound management.

Deliver medical services to an average of 20-30 patients per shift, monitoring their progress and reevaluating treatments as necessary.

Admission of patients from surgical services, outside hospitals and intensive care units as part of the hospital’s 24 hour on-call services.

Order and interpret diagnostic tests and analyze radiographic images to further investigate patient conditions and manage patient care.

Consultation and collaboration with other disciplines and hospital-based service lines to facilitate care of patient illnesses.

Administer and prescribe appropriate courses of treatment including medical/surgical procedures, therapy and pharmacologic modalities, such as pain management and antibiotic therapy.

Participate in discussions with patients and family regarding hospital course, long-term care plans and initiating transitions of care upon discharge, coordinating with social work and case management.

Direct and coordinate activities of registered nurses, respiratory, speech, physical and occupational therapists and ancillary allied health staff toward the care of complex and critically ill patients.

Completion of medical records, to include admission orders, history and physicals, daily progress notes, discharge orders and discharge summaries.

Orthopedic Physician Assistant, The SOAR Institute, Memphis, TN (February 2018-August 2018)

Examine, diagnose and treat 15-20 patients/day in collaboration with one physician, requiring excellent teamwork and communication with the clinical staff.

Order and interpret diagnostic tests and radiographic imaging.

Write treatment plans to include physical therapy, spinal trigger point and joint injections, medications, orthotics and referral for surgery.

Administer intra-articular joint aspirations and intra-articular and soft tissue corticosteroid injections.

Provide education on patients’ condition, preoperative, operative and postoperative course.

Clinical Rotations June 2016 – May 2017

Surgery, VA Medical Center Memphis, TN

Cardiothoracic, Vascular and General

Family Medicine, Methodist Urgent Care Memphis, TN

Pediatrics, ENT Memphis Memphis, TN

Orthopedics, Memphis Orthopedic Group Memphis, TN

Emergency Medicine, Methodist Hospital Memphis, TN

Behavioral Health, Delta Medical Center Memphis, TN

Inpatient Psychiatric and Substance Abuse

Women’s Health, Women’s Healthcare Office Memphis, TN

Emergency Medicine, St. Francis Hospital Memphis, TN

Internal Medicine, St. Francis Hospital Memphis, TN

Hospitalist Group

Licenses and Memberships

NCCPA Certification, Expires 12/2019

Tennessee Physician Assistant License, Expires 05/2019

DEA License, Expires 10/2020

Basic Life Support Certification, Expires 03/2019

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA)

Additional Experience

Quality Control Coordinator / Recruitment Specialist, Hill Top Research - Merck Consumer Center, Memphis, TN (November 2013-September 2015)

Ensured that the quality of all the work performed on a study and all information maintained in the study binders was correct and complete.

Ensured that all documentation maintained in study binders were in compliance with ICH GCP Guidelines, US FDA and study site SOPs.

Reviewed documentation for submission to Institutional Review Board to identify any discrepancies and ensure correction prior to submission, to include study protocols from sponsor, randomization schedules and reports from statistician, informed consent documentation, source documentation to be completed throughout the course of the study, and principal investigator and study coordinator credentials.

Ensured the reliability of data and that all data were correctly processed at each stage of data handling.

Performed quality control checks as soon as study documents were completed at all points in the life of a study and ensured that all errors, noncompliance and incompleteness were accurately resolved.

Functioned as an information source to Consumer Center Manager, Study Coordinators and Technicians.

Increased working knowledge of regulations, quality standards and country/state-specific laws and implement in day-to-day auditing activities.

Ensured the reliability and validity of data upon study completion, to include final reports from study coordinator, report writer and statistician before release to study sponsor.

Hosted sponsor audits per Quality Assurance SOPs.

Conducted training to ensure successful execution of the Quality Control plan.

Used traditional and non-traditional resources to identify and attract individuals as potential subjects to site studies.

Built and maintained database of potential recruits containing personal information for possible enrollment into future studies.

Reviewed and evaluated qualifications of candidates, conducted prescreen interviews to analyze fit and scheduled appointment times for screening/enrollment visits for site studies.

Senior Research Technician, Hill Top Research - Merck Consumer Center, Memphis, TN (May 2013-November 2013)

Performed a variety of expert grading assessments related to product safety and efficacy in accordance with study protocols.

Conducted informed consent discussions with subjects using simple language to explain steps of specific test protocol and confirmed understanding.

Obtained thorough Medical Histories from subjects as well as physical measurements and vital signs, to include blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiratory rate measurements, as specified by study protocol.

Verified accuracy of information panelists provided during the phone screening process.

Utilized program software used in specific test area by accurately entering and editing simple data.

Accurately identified, weighed, and recorded test articles against protocol requirements and prepared samples in accordance with sponsor instructions.

Properly used lab equipment in accordance with SOPs to fulfill requirements of study protocols.

Objectively measured and monitored product effectiveness through observational methods and recordings.

Identified, reported and described adverse events as observed in clinical trials.

Assisted in conducting studies utilizing an allergy chamber, including operating components of the chamber and preparation of slides and counting pollen collected.



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