Melanie E. Scott, PA-C
email@example.com 832-***-**** Fort Worth, TX 76155
Exceptionally motivated, talented, and patient-focused multilingual (English, Turkish & Conversational Spanish) Physician Assistant with three years of experience providing age and developmentally appropriate medical care in diverse healthcare specialties and environments. Proven ability to exercise strong critical and clinical thinking, and to integrate the use of evidence based practices to independently assess, treat, diagnose, and manage care for a broad range of health conditions. Exhibits strong ability to cultivate patient-provider relationships and clinical partnerships to offer comprehensive, integrated care to optimize patient outcomes. Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to continued learning in the profession and to continuously improving the quality and delivery of cost-effective, high quality healthcare services. Maintains technical proficiency in: Epic, Practice Fusion, eCR, NextGen, eClinicalWorks, CareCloud, and ICA notes. Poised to succeed in a dynamic Physician Assistant role with a progressive hospital or healthcare organization. Areas of Training and Expertise Include:
Acute & Chronic Care Management
Comprehensive Health Assessments
Diagnostic Testing & Interpretation
Patient & Family Education
Patient Safety & Advocacy
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Evidence Based Practices
Electronic Medical Records
Education & Certifications
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER Fort Worth, TX
Dean’s List Recipient: Spring & Summer 2014
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences, 2008
TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY College Station, TX
Dean’s List Recipient: Spring 2007, Spring, Summer & Fall 2008
Alpha Zeta Honor Society for Agriculture and Natural Resources Inductee
National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants, Certified Physician Assistant, (Active)
American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification, (Active)
American Society of Addiction Medicine, Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Certification, (Active)
Clozapine REMS Program, Prescriber Certification, (Active)
Certified Phlebotomist, (Active)
physician assistant True Mental Health Services, Dallas,TX 7/2018 – 8/2019
Independently manage a panel of 163 patients diagnosed with a broad range of mental illnesses including substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment resistant major depressive disorder with and without psychotic features, different spectrums of schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorder and schizoaffective disorders in an outpatient psychiatric care clinic as well as a telehealth environment. Effectively manage client symptoms by initiating, monitoring, and modifying, as needed, stabilizing pharmacotherapeutic treatment interventions; administer short and long acting injections, when appropriate. Performed comprehensive new patient assessments to evaluate individual physical and mental health status and corroborate accurate healthcare diagnoses. Order, perform, and interpret routine lab testing to monitor patients to establish baseline values and ongoing treatment effectiveness. Safeguard patients by conducting assessments to evaluate suicide and homicidal risks; facilitate appropriate referrals for higher level care, when warranted. Integrate pharmacotherapy and psychotherapeutic interventions to effectively manage alcohol and opioid use disorders. Deliver cost-effective, patient-focused care by completing prior authorizations to determine covered medications and services to optimize patient regimens and outcomes.
Instrumental in increasing follow up and retention by more than 85% and medication compliance by greater than 95%.
Decreased rapid rehospitalization rate by 90% by using different medication combinations, including short acting injections administered in the office, short term cycle of rapid acting oral antipsychotics and benzodiazepines. Increased long acting injection acceptance and compliance by 80%. Allowing emergency office consults.
Significantly reduced suicidal ideations, depression, and hallucinations by 96% by changing medication combinations to include antipsychotics with antidepressants, treating underlying PTSD with medication and getting long acting injections administered monthly to increase compliance.
physician assistant hospitalist Hickory Trail Hospital, DeSoto, TX 7/2017 – 7/2018
Effectively stabilized, treated, and managed care in acute medical and psychiatric crisis situations with an astute emphasis on patient and provider safety in a 150-bed inpatient, emergency mental health hospital. Ordered and interpreted diagnostic studies to further investigate patient’s condition and to corroborate differential and working diagnoses. Integral member of a multidisciplinary patient rounding team tasked with oversight of patient progress, generating requisite care orders, and providing appropriate services/resources to promote optimal patient outcomes. Coordinated with case managers and nursing staff members to revise individual care plans, goals, objectives, and interventions appropriate to the patient’s demonstrated status changes. Upheld the highest levels of patient safety and advocacy by overseeing comprehensive care for individuals with acute and chronic medical conditions, mental illnesses, and individuals with chemical dependencies with a keen focused on minimized complications, implementation of symptom management and coping strategies, and lifestyle modifications to improve patient results.
Improved suicidality and homicidal ideation rates by 99% via increasing emergency psychiatric injections, changing medications, increasing sleep time to within normal range and increasing aggressive 1:1 and group therapy participation.
Decreased the presence of delusions by 98% via titrating up anti-psychotics, adding long acting injections and using a combination of mood stabilizers and anxiolytics.
Successfully detoxed 100% of patients without adverse medical events.
physician assistant hospitalist & patient liaison Better Days Hospital, DeSoto, TX 7/2017 – 7/2018
Fulfilled a dual medical role for more than 45 patients as a Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Physician Assistant; offered comprehensive care and management for acute and chronic diagnosed conditions. Played a pivotal role in the seamless transition of patients from inpatient mental health care to an outpatient, hospital-based, day treatment program for maintenance and stabilizing continuity of care. Collaborated with a team of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals to generate individualized care objectives and strategies for implementation to promote goal achievement.
Assisted 90% of patients to effectively reduce or manage presented symptomologies.
Leveraged clinical expertise and strong patient relationships to bolster medication compliance by 85%.
Additional work experience as Research Assistant I- Infectious Disease and Pathology with The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (2009-2011) and Research Technician I- Newborn Screening with Department of Health and Human Services (2008-2009)
Clinical Rotation Experiences
Underserved Family Medicine Dr, Samuel Lee, Fort Worth – 160 hours Spring 2016
Hematology/Oncology The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders – 160 hours Spring 2016
Obstetrics & Gynecology Baylor S&W, Fort Worth, TX; JPS, Arlington, TX– 350 hours Fall 2015, Spring 2016
Family Medicine Dr, Bibi Sattar, Fort Worth, TX– 492 hours Fall 2015
Internal Medicine McCart Medical Associates, Fort Worth, TX – 400 hours Fall 2015
Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine Patient Care Center UNT and JPS, Fort Worth, TX – 160 hours Fall 2015
Surgery Plaza Medical Center, JPS and Harris Methodist Fort Worth, TX – 350 hours Spring 2015 & 2016
Emergency Medicine Harris Methodist, Fort Worth, TX– 170 hours Spring 2015
Psychiatry MHMR, Fort Worth, TX – 160 hours Spring 2015
Pediatrics Patient Care Center UNT, Fort Worth, TX – 200 hours Spring 2015
American Society of Addiction Medicine, Member 2017 – Present
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Member 2011 – Present
Texas Association of Physician Assistants, Member 2011 – Present